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Truck Company Negligence

Holding the Liable Parties Accountable

There are numerous federal and state regulations in place to standardize the trucking industry. Many of these laws are in place to ensure that companies aren’t cutting corners to save money—or for any other reason—that could result in catastrophic accidents.

Even with these laws in place, many infractions slip through the cracks, intentionally or unintentionally. When these negligent actions result in injuries to you or your family, Jenkins Utley, P.C. is here to help. Our Atlanta trucking accident attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of state and federal laws regarding a trucking company’s duty of reasonable care and we have helped numerous individuals pursue claims after being injured as a result of trucking company negligence.

Get in touch with us at (404) 334-3013 today to learn more about how our attorneys can help you fight for your rights after a serious trucking accident.

Forms of Truck Company Negligence

Truck company negligence can take many forms. Common practices can range from putting undue pressure on their drivers, lying on time sheets and reports, and intentionally cutting corners to save both time and money.

Here are just a few examples of trucking company negligence:

  • Failure to place safety devices on trucks
  • Over or under-loading vehicles
  • Failing to do background checks on drivers
  • Failure to train drivers properly and thoroughly
  • Failure to perform routine inspections and repairs
  • Ignoring inappropriate or unsafe actions of drivers (alcohol use, reckless driving, etc.)
  • Unsecured loads
  • Overworking drivers
  • Underrepresenting hours worked/driven in logs
  • Defective equipment

Whenever a trucking company fails to take the appropriate steps to ensure public safety, they may be held liable for accidents that occur as a direct result. If you were injured or your loved one was killed as a result of trucking company negligence, Jenkins Utley, P.C. can help you fight for justice.

Risks of Truck Company Negligence

There are many risks associated with trucking company negligence. These risks affect not only the truck drivers themselves but others on the road as well.

Some of the most serious risks of trucking company negligence in Atlanta include:

  • Heavy trucks, the type most commonly used by trucking companies, include tanker trucks, refrigerator, tractor trailers, and more. Because of the size and weight of these vehicles, and any potential hazards their freight may carry, commercial trucks whose companies have been acting negligently are far more likely to cause injuries to other drivers on the road.
  • Overloaded, under-loaded, or improperly-loaded freight can fall on other vehicles or shift dangerously within the truck, causing it to tip. Failure to use safety devices, like rear underride protection, can result in decapitation for another driver should the truck be rear-ended.
  • Overworked drivers, drivers who are undertrained, and those who drive irresponsibly are more likely to make mistakes or fall asleep at the wheel, raising the risk of collision with another vehicle.

Get the representation you deserve in your fight against trucking companies. At Jenkins Utley, P.C., our legal team has successfully recovered millions of dollars on our clients' behalf. Our experienced Atlanta trucking accident attorneys offer caring and compassionate counsel and are here to help you fight for the just compensation you are owed.

Contact our firm today online or give us a call at (404) 334-3013 to schedule your free initial case evaluation.

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