Fighting for Safe Trucking Practices
Like any business, trucking companies operate to make money. The more they can save on overhead costs, the better. Unfortunately, this sometimes means cutting corners where they shouldn’t. While drivers are required to inspect their vehicles before driving them, they can miss key problems that could have disastrous consequences on the road.
For example, a trucking company that buys cheap tires or retreads their old tires puts other drivers at risk when the truck has a blowout. Sometimes, companies will put their drivers on nearly impossible deadlines, pressuring those employees into driving while drowsy. To offset this problems, some drivers will use drugs or other substances to stay awake, limiting their alertness and increasing their risk of an accident.
Insurance companies can also complicate this problem, increasing driver premiums if there is an accident. This means drivers have a vested interest in shifting the blame onto other drivers if they want to keep their job. In other cases, insurance companies will manipulate the terms of their coverage to make a driver cover exorbitant damages for which they should not be responsible.
Our firm can examine your case to show where the fault really lies and ensure the right people pay what they owe you. If we can negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement, we will. Otherwise, we are not afraid to take them to court to fight for a better outcome on your behalf. The sooner you call, the better our chances will be of helping you get the coverage you need.
Call (618) 441-0163 now.