Trucking companies have a number of responsibilities to the public. These responsibilities are laid out by federal law and enforced uniformly across the trucking industry. While individual states like Ohio have rules regarding tort lawsuits that will apply to your case, the rules governing the trucking industry are handed down at the federal level.
Truck company responsibilities include ensuring that their drivers are qualified, have active CDLs in good standing, are familiar with the rigs they are driving, and abide by hours of operation restrictions. Further, the truck itself must be in a roadworthy condition. When a trucking company fails to address any of those responsibilities and it results in an injury (or, as often happens, death) to another driver or pedestrian, the family or injured party may file a lawsuit against the trucking company. To learn more about your options after a semi-truck accident, talk with a Bowling Green truck accident lawyer from Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott today.
Negligence is a legal concept that implies that a duty of care was violated, causing injury to another party. Trucking companies have specifically described duties of care. The majority of truck accident lawsuits will make one of the following allegations:
If you have been involved in a commercial truck accident in Ohio, call the attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott today to schedule a free consultation and discuss litigation strategy.
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