Thoroughly Addressing Trucking Company Negligence
It is common for people to believe that determining fault and negligence in a motor vehicle accident is limited to analyzing the conduct and actions taken by drivers. While it is important to address truck driver negligence, trucking companies may also be guilty of negligence in a wide range of areas and held responsible for the injuries they cause.
The trucking industry is highly regulated. As a part of big business, however, trucking companies often look for ways to cut corners to improve their overall profits. These shortcuts are dangerous and can lead to catastrophic accidents. Victims of a tractor-trailer wreck can suffer serious, and even fatal, injuries.
Our Experienced Trial Lawyers Can Make All The Difference
The trial lawyers at Liakas Law, P.C., focus on complex cases and serious truck accidents in New York City, upstate New York and in New Jersey. We are selective in what trucking company negligence cases we accept. Because we manage our case load and limit the number of new cases we take each year, we are able to provide each case — and each individual client — with the full and ongoing attention they deserve.
We have the resources and ability to take on big business when a trucking company is negligent. We thoroughly investigate the facts to uncover a wide range of problems that can lead to truck wrecks, such as:
- Negligent supervision, training and hiring: Micro-management is often something workers often complain about. However, trucking companies must properly investigate the backgrounds of new drivers, as well as provide proper training and supervision to keep our roads safe.
- Maintenance issues: Parent companies and trucking company managers are responsible for ensuring that their fleet of trucks is properly maintained. Saving money by failing to maintain or repair brakes, tires, and other mechanical systems creates significant dangers on the road.
- Overbooking to increase profits: State and federal regulations place limitations of the hours a driver can be on the road, as well as how much cargo a specific truck can haul. A company may be held liable for overloading trucks to increase profits, allowing drivers to spend too many hours on the road and pushing drivers too hard to meet deadlines resulting in reckless driving.
- Overarching responsibility for negligent drivers: Trucking companies can be held responsible for negligent acts of their employees. When a driver acts negligently in causing a truck accident, we investigate and prepare solid cases to hold trucking companies accountable for their negligence.
Speak With A Skilled Attorney — Available 24/7
At Liakas Law, P.C., we stand ready to help if your family has been victimized by a tractor-trailer crash or other trucking accident in New York or New Jersey. We invite you to call our offices 24/7 at 212-937-7765 to speak with a lawyer. You may also get in touch with us using our brief online contact form. You will pay nothing unless we recover financial compensation in your personal injury or wrongful death case.