When personal injury lawyers talk about truck accidents, we are talking about large commercial vehicles, tractor-trailers, and big rigs. These trucks share the road with families and commuter vehicles. Their drivers are expected to have special training and carry a commercial driver’s license. When they cause an accident, the results are often tragic. Victims may sustain injuries that alter the course of their lives or prevent them from working in their field. Many die in these accidents.
For that reason, commercial trucking companies are required to carry large insurance policies that pay out if one of their drivers causes an accident. Additionally, if these companies can be shown to have committed some kind of negligence, they can be sued directly. Below, we will discuss how Findlay truck accident attorneys can help you.
Tractor-trailer accidents happen for any number of reasons. Despite federal regulations requiring truckers to take periodic breaks after driving for extended periods of time, the number of trucking accidents has gone up. This is largely because there are more cars on the road than ever before and more large trucks as well.
In some cases, a trucking company fails to outfit their trucks with life-saving technology such as underride cars that prevent smaller vehicles from becoming wedged underneath high overhangs. Such accidents often result in death.
If you have been seriously injured by a careless truck driver or trucking company that put profits over the safety of others on the road, our attorneys will fight tirelessly to ensure that you and your family are rightly compensated for their failure
The attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott will conduct an exhaustive investigation of the accident to determine whether or not the trucking company or its driver was negligent. In cases in which the trucking company’s own negligence resulted in a serious injury or fatality, they can be sued directly.
Sometimes, trucking companies hire under-qualified drivers or do not conduct drug screenings to ensure their drivers are fit to drive. Sometimes, the truck’s cargo is improperly loaded, and this causes a serious accident. Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring their trucks are road-worthy before they leave to make a delivery. In cases in which they fail in that duty of care, they can be held directly responsible.
If you have been injured by a big rig or lost someone you love, Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott can fight to ensure that you are compensated and prevent future accidents like this from occurring. Call us today for a free consultation.
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