Commercial trucking companies that employ drivers and oversee the transport of cargo have various regulations and legal responsibilities that they must comply with in order to legally operate, minimize risk to others on the roads and ultimately get cargo to its destination safely.

When trucking company negligence contributes to accidents, our Denver truck accident lawyers will be ready to fight for victims’ rights to compensation.

When trucking company negligence contributes to accidents, our Denver truck accident lawyers will be ready to fight for victims’ rights to compensation.

Despite these obligations, however, some trucking companies blatantly choose to shirk their responsibilities, which:

  • Generally is motivated by the company’s choice to prioritize its own profits at the cost of public safety
  • Can increase the risk of serious truck accidents
  • Can needlessly cause permanent, if not fatal, injuries to other motorists on the road.

When trucking company negligence has caused or even partially contributed to traffic accidents, that company:

  • Can be fined by state and federal regulators
  • Can be held responsible for compensating accident victims for their medical bills, property damage, irreversible injuries, mental suffering and other losses.

Examples of Commercial Trucking Liability

Trucking company negligence can come in many forms, some of the most common examples of which can include the failure to:

  • Properly vet truck drivers during the hiring process (This can include failing to check that a driver has his commercial driver’s license, failing to check drivers’ criminal records, etc.)
  • Train drivers prior to entrusting them with assignments
  • Regularly and properly maintain trucks (While this may involve not inspecting trucks regularly, it can also pertain to the failure to fix broken parts on trucks, using shoddy equipment to replace broken equipment, having untrained mechanics conduct truck maintenance, etc.)
  • Comply with state and federal trucking regulations
  • Discipline truck drivers who do not comply with state and federal trucking regulations (including hours-of-service regulations) and/or who have allegedly been driving while intoxicated
  • Maintain sufficient liability insurance coverage.

Additionally, when trucking companies provide incentives for violating trucking regulations or any laws, these companies can be considered to be negligent if their drivers ultimately cause traffic accidents.

Denver Truck Accident Attorneys at McLaughlin Law Firm

Have you been hurt in truck accident? If so, the Denver truck accident lawyers at McLaughlin Law Firm are ready to fight for your rights to justice and compensation. With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our skilled attorneys are effective at aggressively advocating victims’ rights, and we have a proven track record of success when it comes to helping victims obtain the highest possible compensation for their injuries and losses.

When truck accident survivors – including families who may have lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident – choose to work with us, they can count on us to:

  • Help them build the strongest possible cases
  • Provide them with the highest quality of legal services at every stage of their case
  • Work diligently to help them achieve the best possible resolutions to their case in the most efficient manner possible.

Let’s Talk – Contact Us for a Free Initial Consult

If you have been injured in a truck accident, the Denver trucking accident lawyers at McLaughlin Law Firm are here for you. We invite you to learn more about your rights and get a thorough, professional evaluation of your case by meeting with us for a free, no obligations initial consult.

To set up this meeting today, call us at 720-420-9800 or email us using the form on this page.