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. Our law firm  has 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.

Although there are no guarantees, our pledge to you is that we will pursue your claim for rightful compensation for your truck accident injury. We’ll fight for you and exercise our proven skill, complete determination and, if necessary, take your case to trial for the maximum recovery.

Do You Need a Truck Accident Attorney?

Most semi truck drivers are employed by large trucking companies. These companies have plenty of resources at their disposal to hire attorneys, insurance professionals, and other employees who are all dedicated to saving the trucking companies as much money as possible

in the event of an accident. If you have been involved in a truck accident, it’s important to retain the services of an experienced attorney who can advocate for your interests. This is especially beneficial if:

  • Multiple vehicles were involved;
  • There are multiple parties potentially liable for the collision;
  • There are multiple insurance companies involved; and/or
  • The accident caused serious injuries to you.

The more complex the accident, the more important it is that you have a knowledgeable truck accident attorney helping you. We’ll review the facts of your case, inspect the accident report, and build a comprehensive strategy to protect your interests and get you the compensation you deserve.

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.