Accidents involving tractor-trailers can be some of the deadliest on our nation’s highways. Too often, this kind of accident results in devastating injuries or death. In addition, many trucking accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver or even the trucking companies, who sometimes enforce policies that lead to dangerous conditions for their drivers.
Since these cases can be difficult to pursue, the attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton are ready to help with a free initial consultation.
Negligence by Trucking Companies
Unfortunately, trucking companies sometimes ignore safety regulations and bypass common sense in order to increase their profits. Some dangerous practices that can lead to serious accidents include:
- Overloading vehicles
- Pushing drivers too hard
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance
- Lack of driver supervision
Drivers suffering from lack of sleep due to unrealistic delivery schedules, or vehicles that have not been kept in optimal condition, can be a major factor leading to devastating accidents on the road.
Seeking Compensation for Trucking Accident Injuries
Because trucking companies are often large corporations, it can be difficult and intimidating to seek compensation for trucking accident injuries. The attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton can help you determine who is at fault for your accident and what kind of compensation you are entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, please contact Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, nationwide trucking accident attorneys, to schedule a free consultation.