Pennsylvania Truck Company Error Lawyers
One significant issue that often arises in truck accident claims is trucking company negligence. While truck driver errors often contribute significantly to the cause of accidents, trucking company errors may also play an important role in such accidents.
At the personal injury law firm of Berger and Green, we work hard to identify and pursue all available means of recovery for our clients. We have represented many clients in trucking accident cases and understand how both truckers and trucking companies may have contributed to the cause of accidents.
Examples of truck company errors include:
- Negligent hiring of truckers: Trucking companies have been known to hire truckers without verifying that they have a good driving record. In some cases, trucking companies have hired or continued to use the services of truckers who have a suspended commercial driver’s license. Trucking companies should also ensure that their truckers have adequate training.
Negligent maintenance: Tires, lights, brakes and trucking safety devices should be properly monitored and maintained.
Failure to prevent driver fatigue: Trucking companies have dispatchers who should recognize and properly respond to warning signs of truck driver fatigue.
Negligent loading: Truck loads should be properly secured and should not exceed weight limits. Improper loading may lead to loose debris or falling objects. Overloaded trucks are more difficult to stop and are also more likely to cause a rollover accident.
If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green. Our firm has been advocating passionately on behalf of accident victims for more than 40 years. We have experience in cases involving serious and fatal injuries. We fight for each of our valued clients and vigorously pursue the full compensation they are entitled to receive.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Pittsburgh trucking company liability lawyers, call (412) 661-1400 or contact us by e-mail. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorneys’ fees or costs to us unless we recover compensation for you. Berger and Green offers free home and hospital visits.