When a truck accident occurs, many people think that the truck driver is the person to blame. While this might be true in some instances, on occasion the trucking company who employs its drivers is actually at fault and might be held responsible for the accident. In certain circumstances where the trucking company blatantly disregarded safety regulations and practices or failed to ensure their drivers and trucks were safe, victims of truck accidents may be able to hold these companies, rather than the drivers themselves, accountable.
A trucking company assumes certain responsibilities when it hires employees and when it conducts its everyday business. Unfortunately, some trucking companies act negligently or carelessly. Such negligence can put not only individual truck drivers at risk for injury, but also anyone on the road. Some negligent trucking company behaviors involve:
- Negligent Hiring
- Failure to Maintain Vehicles
- Hours of Service Violations
- Failure to Train Drivers
Unfortunately, when a trucking company commits these or other negligent acts, the livelihoods and wellbeing of innocent drivers are put at risk. As such, when they are the party at fault for an accident, they should be held accountable for the repercussions.
Being involved in a truck accident can be frightening and can burden you with many financial expenses, like medical care and vehicle repair costs. However, the Austin truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. are ready to help you fight for financial compensation that may help offset the costs that you’ve incurred. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident because of trucking company negligence, contact us today at (512) 710-0931.