Trucking Company Negligence
An attorney you can trust to pursue justice
Any motor vehicle has the potential to cause severe injuries in a collision, but commercial trucks are especially dangerous because of their sheer size. That’s why trucking companies are held to high legal standards: to protect motorists. But too many trucking companies fail to act responsibly and put profits ahead of safety. When they cause truck accidents, you need an experienced lawyer to hold them accountable.
Fort Worth truck accident attorney Coby L. Wooten understands how devastating truck accidents can be. If you’ve been injured due to a trucking company’s negligence, Coby and his legal team can help you fight for the compensation you need.
How we uncover trucking company negligence
Trucking companies are required by law to make sure their trucks are safe and well-maintained, and that their drivers are responsible and properly trained. But many trucking companies fail in these responsibilities. Some forms of negligence we investigate after a truck accident include:
- Negligent hiring: The trucking company may have failed to conduct a background check, or hired a driver even after the background check raised red flags. Or the trucking company may have hired a driver who was not properly qualified to operate a commercial vehicle.
- Negligent retention: If the trucking company continued to employ a driver after becoming aware of a serious safety concern such as drunk or reckless driving, we may have a case for negligent retention.
- Negligent supervision or training: Trucking companies are responsible for training and supervising their drivers to make sure they are operating their vehicles safely. Negligence in this area can have serious consequences.
- Failure to follow hours of service (HOS) laws: Federal law requires truck drivers to take mandatory rest breaks. But instead of upholding those regulations, some trucking companies put pressure on drivers to work through those breaks in order to make deliveries faster.
- Negligent maintenance of vehicles: The truck itself needs to be kept in good working order. Some trucking companies delay addressing serious safety issues, such as brake and engine problems, in the name of profits.
In order to find the key evidence that a trucking company’s negligence caused your accident, we need to move quickly. Otherwise, the evidence we need to build a strong legal case might n no longer exist if we wait too long to start our investigation. That’s why you need to contact us right away. Many of the records we need to review are the trucking company’s property, and swift legal action is needed to preserve and recover those documents. As soon as you retain Coby L. Wooten, Attorney At Law, P.C., we’ll go to work to make sure your rights are protected.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, we can help you hold the trucking company accountable and fight for the compensation you need to rebuild your life. Contact us online or call 866-408-0940 for your free consultation.