Truck driver error is a top cause of truck accidents in Pennsylvania. From driving negligently to operating the vehicle while incapacitated, drivers are often the sole cause of victim injuries in these scenarios. However, some truck accidents occur for other reasons, and sometimes the real culprit is the trucking company that put the driver on the road.
While you may be tempted to blame the truck driver alone, we want you to look a little deeper for the true cause(s) of your injuries. Targeting all parties responsible for your injuries may increase your compensation and stop negligent companies from harming other innocent victims.
We have provided several scenarios below that show how trucking companies can be responsible for truck accidents.
Failure to maintain or inspect trucks: Trucking companies must inspect their trucks to ensure they are safe and in good working order before hitting the road. Failure to do so may mean these companies are negligent and therefore liable for truck accident injuries.
Encouraging drivers to violate federal regulations: For example, if a commercial trucking company offers truckers incentives to drive more hours than mandated, they are violating federal laws. Victims of truck accidents can hold these companies to account for their harm by filing an injury claim.
Failure to perform background checks: When trucking companies fail to check driver backgrounds, it could mean dangerous drivers are in control of equally dangerous vehicles. If you and your attorney can show that the truck company hired a driver with a history of breaking traffic laws or driving while incapacitated, you can hold the negligent company liable.
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