Trucking Company Liability
If you have been involved in a trucking accident, you may not be aware that the employer of the truck driver is liable for the injuries that you have suffered. By law, trucking companies are vicariously liable for their employee's negligence and have a duty to make sure certain legal requirements are being met. My name is Steve Willsey, and I am an Indianapolis, Indiana, lawyer who has over twenty-three years of experience representing individuals who have been injured in trucking accidents in legal actions against trucking companies.
Contact my office by phone at 317.783.2500 (or toll free at 1.888.783.2500 for clients outside Indianapolis) to arrange for your free initial consultation.Indiana Trucking Company Liability Lawyer
Some of the responsibilities a trucking company has include the following:
- Helping to make sure a driver is not fatigued by providing reasonable job expectations that the driver can meet
- Proper training of the driver
- Proper record keeping including travel logs
- Proper hiring including ensuring driver does not have history of alcohol-related driving offenses
- Proper maintenance and upkeep of vehicles and safety equipment
My assistants and I will investigate the accident report, travel log and trucking company procedures and regulations. I make sure crucial information such as the ICC number, the purpose of the trip, and the driver's employer are obtained so that we have an accurate depiction of what happened and who is potentially liable for your injuries. It is important to act quickly and file the lawsuit against the truck driver and his employer so that I can obtain this information and help protect your legal rights.
For more information about injuries resulting from trucking accidents, visit our Truck Accidents Practice Center.Experience At Work For You
I have been helping individuals and families who have been injured in a trucking accident with their lawsuits against trucking companies since 1983. Contact my office by phone at 317.783.2500 (or toll free at 1.888.783.2500 for clients outside Indianapolis) to arrange for your free initial consultation. I am available seven days a week and will always strive to meet you at the time and place most convenient to you.