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Carrollton Trucking Company Negligence Lawyer

Trucking Companies are some of the largest companies in America. We all rely on those companies to deliver the goods that we consume on a daily basis. Those trucking companies all have the same goal which is to be the best trucking company in America. An elite trucking company hires the best drivers and employees in the industry. Although accidents cannot be completely eliminated, a high performing trucking company has relatively few accidents. If you have been involved in a truck accident, contact a skilled Georgia truck accident lawyer today.

Employer Negligence in Trucking Accidents

A Trucking Company has a duty to ensure that the trucks and trailers they own and operate are safe for use on the roads and interstates of America. Those companies also have the duty to employ drivers that are competent to drive those commercial trucks. The failure to train drivers sufficiently and the failure to maintain their trucks causes accidents that could result in dire consequences for the truckers and others on the roads.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Association conducted a study in 2012 about the fatal wrecks involving large trucks such as tractor trailer trucks, 18 wheelers, and other commercial vehicles. In Georgia, there were 149 car accidents involving large trucks. In Alabama, there were 111 car crashes involving large trucks. Nationwide, just over 8 percent of the fatal accidents involved large trucks such as tractor trailer trucks and 18 wheelers.

Types of Trucking Company Negligence

Trucks Drivers and the trucking companies they pull cargo for are heavily regulated by federal and state laws. Those regulations include strict standards for maintaining equipment, driver training, truck inspection, and employment of truck drivers. Some of the more common forms include:

  • Scheduling drivers on trips that exceed the hours of service limitations set forth in federal regulations;
  • Failure to properly load, balance, and/or secure semi trucks and tractor trailer trucks;
  • Hiring unqualified or unlicensed truck drivers;
  • Requiring drivers to operate trucks and tractor trailers that are improperly maintained, inspected, and/or repaired;
  • Failure to discipline drivers for safety violations; and
  • Failing to provide safety devices on trucks such as rear under ride protection

Injuries sustained by the truck driver or people in a passenger car can be severe enough to require on-going medical care and rehab. You are entitled to financial compensation for the losses and injuries you have sustained. In order to adequately compensate you for the years of ongoing treatment and missed work, you will like need to name all possible parties to a lawsuit. A trucking company and its insurance company are usually very reluctant to provide full compensation without an experience personal injury lawyer on your side.

To learn more about your possible recovery for the injuries you sustained because of trucking company negligence, you should contact the Metro Atlanta Trucking Company Negligence Attorneys of The Parian Law Firm, LLC today.

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