Truck Driver Negligence

Truck Driver Negligence

Truck drivers earn their living by moving cargoes from town to town across our highways, and they are expected to carry themselves as professionals. When drivers behind the wheel of powerful commercial trucks act negligently, the result can be serious injury and death for innocent motorists.

Truck drivers are often pressured to violate state and federal regulations that limit the amount of hours they can be on the road in order to haul more cargo and make more money for trucking companies. Drivers who violate regulations and companies that encourage drivers to extend their hours can be held liable for damages in the event of injuries or wrongful death in a truck accident.

Beyond violating regulations regarding rest time for drivers, we handle claims involving other truck driver negligence, including:

  • Overweight trucks
  • Speeding
  • Inattentive driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Cellphone/smartphone use

We fight aggressively for the rights of our clients, seeking to maximize their claims for damages, which might include items such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We have obtained excellent results for past clients and have been recognized by organizations such as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for our legal representation and ethics.

Contact a dedicated and compassionate lawyer today

To arrange for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney at Gelber & O'Connell, LLC, contact us at 716-633-5050. Or, if you prefer, complete this form and one of our lawyers will contact you.