How 18 Wheeler Injury Cases Keep the Industry Safe
Last month, we created a video to educate both attorneys and the public on the importance of the 18 wheeler injury cases we represent. It goes beyond the injuries and losses sustained in these events, placing a spotlight on the importance of upholding trucking industry safety standards as well as the problems that arise from poor safety practices.
Take a look at our video and read below to discover how truck accident cases help make a positive change for trucking companies and drivers alike.
A Little About Trucking Company Audit Standards
When a trucking company forms, there are entry audit standards it needs to go through to ensure their drivers and the drivers around them are safe. These standards include:
- Hiring policies and procedures
- Truck maintenance
- Reviewing driver applications
- Investigations on each new driver
- Maintaining driver qualifications
- Maintaining driver logs and records
It seems like a lot, but it is all very necessary to ensure the drivers working for these companies are qualified and driving safely. It also ensures the big rigs used by these companies are in safe operating condition. Failure to comply with these standards puts other drivers, as well as their own, at risk.
How 18 Wheeler Injury Cases Promote Safety
When an 18 wheeler is involved in an accident, it is the job of the injury attorney to investigate the trucking company as well as the driver. We are able to find where trucking companies are not following standards fully or correctly, and where drivers may be driving unsafely.
This aids both trucking companies and the public. Prosecution for failure to uphold the trucking industry standards shows negligence in this area is taken seriously. The company involved now understands the importance, and other companies use these cases as an example of why they should follow these practices. In turn, other drivers on the road are safer as more companies comply with these important standards.
If trucking companies are never prosecuted for poor safety practices, the same negligence continues to occur. The McCraw Law Group fights diligently in personal injury cases as a result of 18 wheeler accidents not only for justice to our clients but to help bring change to the industry.
Being a Part of Accident Prevention
Not every trucking company will follow these standards. As we fight to reduce the number of accidents that result from ignoring important safety standards, we take pride in knowing we are a part of promoting safety and important operating practices. We even offer representation for these cases on a contingency basis, so if there is no recovery there is no fee.
If you are a lawyer who is not well-versed in 18 wheeler litigation, or if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a big rig, give The McCraw Law Group a call today. We have years of experience in personal injury and 18 wheeler accident cases.
Call 972-854-7900 to schedule a no obligation case evaluation.