When Are Trucking Companies Negligent?
In trucking accidents, it is common for more than one party to be at fault. While your mind may go directly to the person operating the vehicle, others may be involved — including the trucking company.
At Taliaferro, Carran, Cowherd & Hampton, PLLC, in Covington, we have the resources necessary to fully and thoroughly investigate a trucking accident in order to determine everyone who was at fault. Our skilled attorneys can guide you through your matter, making sure the right people are held accountable.
Common Trucking Company Mistakes
Blaming the driver for a truck accident is easy to do — and many times the driver is partially responsible. However, trucking companies have a lot of say in who is hired, how they are trained and how often trucks undergo maintenance. Failing to do their due diligence puts others at risk.
Some of the most common errors trucking companies make include:
- Failure to conduct proper background checks
- Failure to keep up with drivers’ medical cards
- Failure to properly oversee drivers’ actions, including hours of service and pre-trip inspections
- Failure to properly train drivers
- Failure to dismiss drivers who have a track record of mistakes
- Failure to properly maintain vehicles
Ready To Stand Up To Big Insurance Companies
Big trucking companies have big insurance companies and big legal teams on their side. It’s important to work with a firm that has the experience and tenacity to stand up for your rights and best interests.
That is what you will find at Taliaferro, Carran, Cowherd & Hampton, PLLC. Our dedicated attorneys have successfully obtained compensation for many truck accident victims throughout Northern Kentucky. We will fight for you, too.
Start Today With A Free Consultation
In your first consultation, we will review your case, explain your options and answer your questions. To arrange a time to meet with one of our lawyers, please call us at 859-757-4926 or toll free at 866-959-1943. You may also request an appointment online.