Handling Truck Accidents Caused by Inadequate Training or Supervision Since 1988
When employers entrust the use of dangerous equipment to an employee’s use, the employer has a legal duty to ensure the equipment will be used properly and safely. The employer also assumes legal responsibility and liability in the event that an accident and injuries occur.
Employers’ duties often include the proper training and supervision of employees. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it’s possible the accident was caused by the trucking company’s failure to comply with Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) regulations and to properly screen, monitor, train and supervise employers.
Many truck accidents are in fact preventable occurrences that could have been avoided had the transportation company properly trained and supervised truck driver employees. For an investigation of your truck accident, call Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., at 866-689-1248.
Truck drivers need to follow and meet numerous requirements in the performance of their duties. For instance, they must:
- Get adequate rest and sleep
- Keep proper log books
- Meet load limit regulations
- Load cargos properly
- Avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs and certain prescription drugs
Failure to follow these and other procedures and regulation can cause accidents, injuries and death. Further, these causes can be difficult to uncover and prove.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., our attorneys have investigated numerous truck accidents, have proven fault and recovered six- and seven-figure awards in dozens of cases. For more information regarding how we can help you following a truck accident, please contact our firm.
Contact a Connecticut Accident Lawyer
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all motor vehicle injury cases on a contingency fee basis. If we fail to recover compensation for you, we will not charge you any attorneys’ fees.