Trucking Company Owners
If trucking company owners encourage any negligent act, they are liable for any accident that occurs. For instance, if an owner tries to have their drivers travel for extended periods beyond the Hours of Service regulations, they could be responsible for any crash resulting from fatigue. Drivers can deny these actions, but unfortunately, owners may threaten to fire those who don’t comply.
Trucking company owners should also make sure to maintain their large commercial trucks to prevent harm.
Employees who may be responsible for loading the trailers must keep in mind even distribution and weight restrictions. If they load the trailer incorrectly, it can lead to several problems on the road. Uneven or overloaded trucks can overturn, jackknife, or otherwise cause significant issues.
Unfortunately, manufacturers who are responsible for the production of safe components may cause accidents. If a truck has a defective product that fails on the road, collisions can occur, resulting in some of the most severe and catastrophic injuries.
Our San Antonio truck accident lawyers at Law Offices of Pat Maloney, P.C. are here to help you if you suffer harm because of someone’s negligence. We have more than 65 years of experience putting our clients’ rights first and taking on large insurance companies when it matters most. We don’t back down, and we’ll go above and beyond to pursue the compensation you deserve.
For a free consultation, call our firm today at (210) 226-8888.
Pat Maloney, Jr. is a skilled San Antonio personal injury lawyer who has acted as lead counsel and co-counsel in many multi-million dollar verdicts throughout Texas. Pat Maloney represents people injured in car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents and more. He is well known for his expertise in representing victims of serious personal injuries and has participated as a lecturer in the field of personal injury litigation. He has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” Reference Book every year for the last five years.