Drivers in Delaware are aware that in order to operate a motor vehicle he or she must pass specific tests and obtain a drivers’ license. With regards to truckers, the process is similar. However, truck drivers are held to a different standard than automobile drivers. Commercial truck drivers not only receive specific training, but they also must follow specific rules and regulations. Failure to follow these rules could result in penalties. Yet,, a more major concern is the fact that these negligent acts could cause a truck crash.
While the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration controls the rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry, it is not only a trucking company that could be held liable for breaking these rules. If a trucker fails to uphold his or her duty to drive safety while behind the wheel, then he or she could be held accountable in the event of a truck accident.
Being involved in a truck collision is a serious and oftentimes horrendous matter. These massive vehicles have the tendency of cause destruction and serious injuries when involved in a wreck. An injured truck crash victim is often left with physical, mental, emotional, and financial hardships. At Murphy & Landon, P.A., our experienced attorneys understand the devastation that often follows a truck accident. Thus, we are devoted to assisting victims and their loved ones navigate a legal action, helping them fight for the compensation owed to them by imposing liability on negligent individuals and companies.
Our knowledgeable and skilled legal team has the resources and experience needed to get to the bottom of an accident’s cause. We have helped past clients determine if a fatigued, distracted, or even and intoxicated trucker caused their injurious accidents, but we also assess whether truck companies have failed to maintain their vehicles or properly train their employees.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s truck accident website. Victims do not have to suffer because of another party’s negligence. It is paramount that victims take action, fight to impose liability, and seek to collect the compensation to which they are entitled.