While many trucking companies and truck drivers adhere to safety regulations and conduct trucking operations safely, there are unfortunately some who willfully and knowingly disregard regulations and operate their trucks negligently. A typical passenger vehicle is no match to a massive 80,000 pound 18-wheeler truck. So if the truck is poorly maintained or dangerously operated, there is a good chance that other motorists and passengers traveling nearby could be seriously injured or killed.
Trucking Companies Can Be Held Liable
Motorists and passengers injured by the negligence of a trucking company or truck driver are entitled to compensation for their injuries. If you or a family member has been seriously injured by the dangerous or negligent acts of trucker or trucking company, a San Antonio personal injury lawyer at Gene Toscano can help you seek compensation for your injury or loss. Trucking companies have an obligation to operate their trucks safely. That obligation includes responsibilities for maintenance of their trucks, hiring and maintaining adequately skilled truck drivers, and ensuring that truck drivers are not fatigued by too demanding a driving schedule.
Who else can be held responsible?
If the truck accident was caused by poor truck maintenance or the trucking company's failure to thoroughly screen the driver before hiring him, the trucking company can be held liable for your injuries, but the trucking company is not the only party who may be responsible. If the truck itself was poorly designed, or is flawed in any way, the truck manufacturer may be responsible. The list of parties responsible for the safe design, manufacture, maintenance, and operation of commercial 18-wheeler trucks is a long one. If negligence occurs anywhere in the chain of responsibility for truck safety, the responsible parties can and should be held accountable.
How a Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you have questions following the serious injury of yourself or a loved one caused by an accident with a commercial 18-wheeler or other large truck, a truck accident lawyer can help you get answers. Our firm can investigate the details of an accident, the truck driver's history, the truck's maintenance history, and many more factors to determine who is at fault and where responsibility for the accident and resultant injuries lies. Then we can help you claim fair and just compensation for your loss, holding those who are responsible accountable in court.
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