When Trucking Companies are Negligent
If you have recently been involved in a car accident with an 18-wheeler vehicle, then your first inclination, understandably, might be to blame the driver of the vehicle. However, the fault of an accident often lies with the trucking company as a whole. The attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP can help Tennessee accident victims determine who is to blame for their truck accident and can help them pursue the right course of action to get compensation for any injuries or costs they’ve incurred.
Examples of Trucking Company Negligence
Sometimes trucking accidents are not the fault of individual drivers; in these cases, trucking companies are typically to blame. But what does trucking company negligence look like? Well, it might involve:
- Negligent Hiring
- Failure to Train Employees
- Failure to Maintain Vehicles
- Hours of Service Violations
Though 18-wheelers are operated by individual drivers, the true cause of your accident might be the result of these company practices or policies. Because the distinction may be unclear, it could be beneficial to seek legal advice and assistance in your situation.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Tennessee
If you’ve been involved in a car accident with an 18-wheeler, an attorney from Pohl & Berk, LLP can help you determine who is to blame for the accident. Regardless of whether the company or driver is responsible, accidents with 18-wheeler trucks can result in serious injury and damages. Call our offices in Tennessee today at (615) 277-2765 to discuss the best action to take at this time to pursue compensation for the losses you incurred.