Truck accidents almost always cause catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries. When it comes to determining fault for the accident, it is easy to point a finger at the individual truck driver and no one else. However, the truck driver's employer may share some of the blame, either through negligent hiring, negligent vehicle maintenance or as the result of another factor. At DeLuca & Weizenbaum, Ltd., our trucking company negligence lawyers in Providence will work to hold all responsible parties accountable so injured victims receive maximum compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, it is important to seek experienced legal advice to determine the next steps to take. Contact our Rhode Island personal injury attorneys online or call 401-354-7233 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
Holding Negligent Trucking Companies Accountable
The injuries that result from truck accidents can be severe and some may even require a lifetime of medical care. Needless to say, the financial impact of these injuries is severe as well. It is unlikely that an individual truck driver can afford to pay for your immediate medical costs, to say nothing of future costs and other damages, such as pain and suffering. That is why the legal team at DeLuca & Weizenbaum, Ltd., will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident to see if other parties may share some of the liability.
A trucking company may be negligent in a number of ways. In general, employers are responsible for the acts of their employees, as long as the employee is carrying out his or her job duties. Trucking companies also have a duty when it comes to hiring and retaining employees. If a reasonable employer would not have hired a driver, the employer may be liable.
In addition, some companies may attempt to skirt federal regulations governing how many hours a driver may spend on the road. If a company is failing to enforce these regulations or encouraging drivers to defy the regulations, the company may be at fault. Finally, negligent maintenance of trucks may lead to accidents, such as the failing of worn-out straps causing an unsecured load to fall. Whatever the case may be, our Providence truck accident lawyers will not rest until all avenues of potential compensation have been explored.
Call for a Free Consultation With Our Rhode Island Semi Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a semitruck, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our Providence trucking company negligence attorneys online or call 401-354-7233 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
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