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Truck Employer Negligence

What Is Employer Negligence? Talk to Our Houston Truck Accident Lawyers Today!

When a truck accident occurs, it is wise to investigate the cause. In some case, a trucking employer may be at least partially responsible. The companies that regulate truck operations and maintenance are responsible for the safety of their vehicles and the reliability of their employees. When accidents happen, it is important to investigate whether their action or inaction played a role. Federal trucking regulations are put in place to protect the safety and well-being of truck drivers and others on the road. Trucking companies must follow these regulations when employing drivers throughout the U.S. When companies fail to observe the laws set forth for safe truck operation, accidents are much more likely to occur.

When Is an Employer Responsible for a Truck Accident?

Sometimes, truck accidents are the direct result of negligent behaviors taken by the trucking company. In other cases, these accidents are caused by a combination of an employer's negligence and the effects that it had on the driver's ability to perform his or her job safely.

In both scenarios, the negligence of a trucking employer is cause for legal action if you have suffered injuries as a result.

Serious trucking accidents such as jackknifing and underride accidents often end in personal injury or wrongful death to the motorists involved. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can represent you if such an accident affected your family. After thorough investigation, we can help determine the exact causes of the accident. We can bring to light any negligent behaviors by the employer that may have led to the collision.

Examples of Truck Employer Negligence

When trucking companies disregard standard hours of service requirements by requiring truckers to complete more hours of driving time than is typically thought to be safe, they are putting these drivers at risk. Truck driver fatigue can lead to distraction and even a dangerous truck accident. Disregarding hours of service regulations is just one example of negligence, however, and many other instances can also lead to accidents.

Additional examples of truck employer negligence taken may include:

  • Negligent hiring practices
  • Inadequate training / failure to train
  • Inadequate vehicle inspection
  • Failure to properly load vehicles
  • Disregard of trucking regulations

It is the responsibility of trucking companies to ensure that their vehicles and drivers are equipped to safely handle the job. When this isn’t the case, the employer and / or company should be held liable for the accidents and injuries that result. You can have confidence in the team at Arnold & Itkin. We can find all the parties responsible caused your accident in order to pursue maximum financial compensation.

For more information, or to request our free case evaluation with our legal team, please do not hesitate to call a Houston truck accident lawyer at Arnold & Itkin by dialing (888) 493-1629 today.

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  • $12Million Massive Settlement Obtained for Truck Driver Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly around-the-clock care to carry out basic tasks. The defendants argued that the stroke was his fault—but Cory Itkin was able to counter their arguments enough to compel them to settle. Our client has received everything he needs for a stable future.
  • $10Million Settlement Won for Family Against Negligent Trucking Company Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares represented a family who had lost their father in a tragic 18-wheeler accident. He was driving home when a trucker made a dangerous maneuver and caused a massive collision. The trucking company ultimately settled for $10 million.
  • $10Million Settlement Obtained for Family Affected by Fatal Vehicle Accident Our firm represented the family of two people who were killed after their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler running a red light. We were successful in reaching an eight figure settlement on their behalf.
  • $3.2Million Settlement Reached for Injured Husband & Wife Attorney Cory Itkin represented a husband and wife who were injured after being hit by two semi-trucks. The wife sustained back injures while the husband was knocked unconscious; he needed several surgeries. Our firm was successful in reaching a settlement of $3.2 million for the couple.
  • $2.1Million Settlement Obtained for Truck Accident Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for a man who suffered severe neck and back injuries in a truck accident. Our firm aggressively pursued the case until the defendant settled with our client days before trial.
  • $2Million Large Settlement Obtained for Grieving Family Arnold & Itkin is proud to have secured a massive settlement for a family who lost their loved one due to the negligence and reckless action of a commercial vehicle driver. Our work will allow our clients to live in financial stability while they grieve and heal from this tragedy.
  • $1.6Million Large Settlement Reached for Victim of Severe Truck Accident Truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for a client who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the highway. Her injuries required multiple surgeries, but the defendants refused to take responsibility. Her $1.6 million settlement will get her the medical care and financial support she needs.
  • $1.5Million Big Rig Accident Victim Received Jury Verdict Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $1.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered a torn meniscus when he was bumped by a tractor trailer. We are especially pleased with this result because the defendants accepted no responsibility for the injury and only offered to settle for $5000.
  • $1.5Million Jury Verdict Ruled in Favor of Longshoreman Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1.55 million verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured when a yard mule driver collided with the pickup truck in which he was standing. The defendants only offered to settle for $35,000 while denying the existence of an injury at all.
  • $1.49Million Settlement for Man Struck by a Truck Our firm helped represent a client who was severely injured after he was struck by a truck. We helped recover $1.49 million on his behalf.
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