Unfortunately, a sad reality that our lawyer from Patino Law Firm is all too aware of is that McAllen drivers are frequently put in danger as a result of dangerous trucks and their drivers. While these dangers might exist due to a driver’s own actions or the negligence of a truck manufacturer, they are often the result of a trucking company acting negligently. In these situations, trucking companies fail in their duty to either provide a safe driver or a safe truck (or both). While there are many different ways in which a trucking company can act recklessly, there are some types of trucking company negligence that tend to occur more regularly.
Common Examples of Trucking Company Negligence
Recognizing a trucking company’s negligence can be difficult, as the results of this negligence tend to look like a driver or truck manufacturer’s fault initially. However, many truck accidents are actually the result of a trucking company’s negligence, of which four common types are:
- Negligent Hiring
- Failure to Maintain Vehicles
- Failure to Train Properly
- Hours of Service Violations
All of these actions can lead to a serious truck accident, in which innocent people like you suffer injury, trauma, and financial burdens. But you don’t have to stand for this negligence; you can hold a negligent company accountable for the harm they have caused.
Learn More about Trucking Company Negligence from a McAllen Attorney
If you have suffered in a truck accident because of a trucking company’s negligence, the attorneys of Patino Law Firm may be able to get you compensation. Contact our McAllen office at 956-631-3535 to discuss your legal position and options.