Morgan County Truck Accident Attorney
If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in a truck accident, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is critical to your health and well-being, but the path toward obtaining that compensation can be arduous. Working closely with an experienced Morgan County truck accident lawyer is the surest way to help protect your rights throughout the process.
Truck Accidents and Negligence
Truck accidents are often the result of negligence, which tends to fall into one of three categories.
Truck Driver Negligence
When it comes to safe trucking, truck drivers are the first line of defense, and when they fail to live up to their responsibilities, dangerous truck accidents are often the result. Common forms of truck driver negligence include:
- Excess speed
Truck drivers are professional drivers who make their living behind the wheel and who, as a result, are held to higher safety rules and restrictions.
Negligence on the Part of the Trucking Company
The trucking company also bears considerable responsibility for safe trucking, including all of the following:
- Hiring safe, experienced, and appropriately licensed drivers
- Hiring experienced truck mechanics
- Maintaining a safe fleet of trucks
- Implementing and enforcing careful maintenance schedules
- Ensuring that rigs are loaded safely and appropriately
Negligence on the Part of the Truck Manufacturer
The manufacturers of the trucks with which we share our roads are responsible for ensuring that these rigs are built in accordance with safe designs and that they aren’t rendered faulty during the manufacturing process.
Don’t Wait to Consult with an Experienced Morgan County Truck Accident Lawyer Today
Truck accidents are incredibly dangerous accidents, and if you’ve been injured in a truck accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, the dedicated Morgan County truck accident attorneys at Ben F. Windham, PC, are well prepared and well-positioned to help. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation today.