More than 550,000 semi-truck personal injury accidents happen in the United States each year. These catastrophic and serious personal injury accidents are more likely caused by the negligence of the truck driver.
Inappropriate Hiring And Training
Commercial trucking companies are responsible for the proper hiring and training of their drivers. Frequently, trucking companies play a role in truck accidents by allowing inexperienced drivers on the road or by placing drivers with a history of traffic violations or poor driving habits behind the wheel.
Distracted Or Impaired Drivers
Distracted driving is a serious problem among commercial truck drivers. Semi-truck drivers are under extreme pressure to meet deadlines, and they often operate their trucks while distracted by extreme sleep deprivation or cellphone use. Others are impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Inadequate Truck Maintenance
Federal and state regulations require commercial trucking companies to maintain their fleets in safe operating condition. Trucking companies often fail to perform mandatory maintenance and safety inspections, sending tractor-trailers with substandard tires, brakes, headlights or mechanical problems out onto the public roadways. This is a recipe for disaster.
How The Peck Law Group Can Help
A large percentage of truck accidents result in life-changing injuries to innocent victims, including traumatic brain injuries and even wrongful death. We are familiar with practices used by trucking companies to conceal violations of federal and state law, and we know how to uncover the truth. We enlist professional investigators and accident reconstructionists to gather all evidence that will help us build a compelling case on your behalf.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.