Truck Driver Negligence

Although most people would like to believe that truck drivers are experienced, responsible professionals who take their jobs – and the safety of others – seriously, this is unfortunately not always the case. In fact, all too often, truck drivers may make reckless and irresponsible choices that end up causing serious accidents, devastating injuries and, in the worst cases, death.

When truck driver negligence causes accidents, victims can rely on our Montgomery and Birmingham truck accident lawyers to get them compensation and justice.

When truck driver negligence causes accidents, victims can rely on our Montgomery and Birmingham truck accident lawyers to get them compensation and justice.

When truck driver negligence has played any role in causing accidents, victims can rely on the Montgomery and Birmingham truck accident lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC to do what it takes to get them the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled.

Common Forms of Truck Driver Negligence

Some of the most common forms of truck driver negligence specifically include (but are not exclusive to):

  • Drunk driving – The legal limit for commercial truck drivers is 0.04, which is half of the legal limit for motorists with standard drivers’ licenses. This means that truck drivers can be considered to be legally intoxicated just after one or two alcoholic beverages. Regardless of how many alcoholic drinks they have, however, if they are legally intoxicated while driving and they end up causing truck accidents, they will be liable for compensating accident victims.
  • Disobeying traffic laws – Commercial truck drivers can be just as irresponsible when it comes to complying with traffic laws as any other motorists on the road may be. However, these drivers’ failure to obey traffic laws can have far more catastrophic effects, as behaviors like speeding, running red lights and even tailgating other drivers can result in severe accidents even when large, heavy trucks are going at slower speeds.
  • Failing to maintain their trucks – One of the commercial truck drivers’ responsibilities is to regularly inspect their trucks and get any worn down, broken or malfunctioning equipment immediately repaired. In fact, this responsibility is a legal obligation, according to federal trucking regulations enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).When truckers fail to inspect their vehicles and/or fail to get obviously defective or worn down parts repaired, they will generally considered to be negligent if they end up causing accidents.

It’s important to highlight the fact that truck driver negligence is often coupled with the negligence of the trucking companies that employ these drivers and that skilled legal professionals can determine when either or both of these forms of negligence have contributed to truck accidents.

Montgomery and Birmingham Truck Accident Attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC 

For more than 16 years, the Montgomery and Birmingham truck accident lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC have been dedicated to the pursuit of justice and advocating the rights of those who’ve been injured due to others’ negligence. We have the experience, legal knowledge and resources to make us consistently effective at helping our clients obtain the best possible outcomes to their cases.

When you trust us to represent you, you can rely on our skilled and dependable Montgomery and Birmingham truck accident attorneys to:

  • Build you a strong case.
  • Defend your rights at every step of the legal process.
  • Work tirelessly to resolve your case as favorably as possible.

Contact Us

Learn more about your rights and case by attending an initial consultation. To set up this meeting today, call us at (334) 834-2000, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.