Truck Driver Error
Pennsylvania & Ohio Attorneys: Truck Accident Injuries
When truck driver error is to blame for a serious accident, call Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. at 1-800-777-4081.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a truck accident, a prompt and thorough investigation by an experienced attorney and qualified experts is often necessary in order to determine who was at fault.
Trucking companies have a lot of experience in shifting the blame for their negligence onto the driver. It is extremely important to determine whether or not your accident was caused fully or in part by negligent truck driver error, so that you can make the right decisions in seeking full and fair compensation for your injury and damages. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Was your truck accident really caused by truck driver error? We can find out. Call 1-800-777-4081 for a rapid response.
At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., our team of experienced truck accident lawyers, independent experts and qualified investigators can act immediately to preserve the evidence of negligence in your case.
We examine the physical evidence, witness testimony and all aspects of the truck driver’s record to support any claim of truck driver error, including:
- Log books and other evidence indicating that the driver was fatigued or distracted and may prove the driver was in the habit of speeding
- Prior accident record and any tickets for speeding or reckless driving
- Police or hospital reports indicating the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Prior overload citations and other weigh-station violations
- Evidence indicating that the truck experienced an equipment malfunction or failure due to the driver’s negligent maintenance
Who is to blame: The truck driver or the trucking company?
In many cases, the truck driver error is only partially to blame for a serious truck accident. Commercial trucking companies that hire untrained or unqualified drivers and that fail to enforce state and federal regulations regarding maintenance, inspection, work hours or drinking and driving can be held liable in a court as well.
Was the driver a company employee or an independent contractor?
Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits claiming truck driver error as the cause of the accident can become even more complicated when the driver is an independent operator rather than an employee of a trucking company. In these cases, our ability to negotiate with the truck driver’s own insurance company is key to our proven record of success. Some owner-operators are also employed by a truck driving agency, which can be found liable in an accident.