Trucking Companies Can be Liable for Ill-trained, Inexperienced, and Negligent Drivers Who Cause Albuquerque Trucking Accidents
We expect the drivers of large commercial trucks such as tankers, flatbeds, tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, big rigs, and other trucks to have the training, experience, and knowledge necessary to safety operate these massive motor vehicles on the roadway safely. Most of the time, truck drivers do. However, sometimes they do not have the proper training—or even any training. Even with the proper training, truck drivers may not have the experienced necessary to safely operate the commercial truck properly on the roadway.
This can result in very serious Albuquerque trucking accidents causing significant permanent injuries and even wrongful death. Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys know that these types of motor vehicle accidents can be caused by a number of factors, with the most basic factor being training, experience, and knowledge. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Albuquerque trucking accident, trust our staff and attorneys to help investigate your case to determine what caused your accident and your injuries. Call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000. We will advise you on your rights and how we can help get you the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
Holding Trucking Companies Liable for the Negligence of Their Truck Drivers
An employer such as a trucking company is responsible for the actions of their employees working for the benefit of the employer. This would be the truck drivers. This is known as the theory of respondeat superior, and relates back to the earliest underpinning of the law and the master-servant relationship. This means that the master is liable for the servant’s acts.
It is a very interesting and important principle of law. This is because the employee may not necessarily be doing things that result in a negligence accident but for the employer. For example, perhaps a person would not normally drive a truck but for the trucking company hiring him or her and requiring him or her to transport goods.
As a result, the trucking company needs to teach the truck driver how to properly do his or her job. This means through training and education, and this means keeping everyone else on the roads safe. Indeed, a truck driver who does not receive the skill and training necessary to safely complete his or her job may be less at fault than the trucking company which sent him or her out on the roads.
As the victim of an Albuquerque trucking accident, this may not be apparent to you and this may not be easy for you to determine on your own. But through the experience and knowledge of an experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorney who knows how to investigate your trucking accident claim, you will be able to determine what caused your accident and how to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Trucking Accidents Caused by Untrained and Inexperienced Truck Drivers are the Fault of the Trucking Company!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico truck accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.