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Truck Employer Negligence Attorney

Get a Madison, WV Truck Accident Attorney on Your Side

Many people’s gut reaction after a trucking accident is to assume the truck driver was responsible. While this is true in many cases, in certain scenarios, their employer may be equally liable for the resulting damages. If you have been injured in a trucking accident you believe was not your fault, our Madison, WV truck accident attorneys at Shaffer & Shaffer PLLC can help you pursue legal action against the responsible parties and fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.

Thousands have trusted our team of advocates with their cases for the following reasons:

  • Millions of dollars recovered for past clients
  • AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for superior ethics and skill
  • Serving West Virginia for more than a century
  • Decades of trial-tested experience

Common Forms of Employer Negligence

Sometimes, trucking collisions are the direct result of the negligent or careless acts or a trucking company. In others, these types of accidents are caused by a combination of an employer’s negligence and the resulting effects that it had on a truck driver’s ability to safely perform their duties. Regardless, injured parties have grounds to pursue legal action against a trucking employer in both of these cases. Our attorneys can help determine the cause of your collision and bring to light any negligent behaviors by the truck driver’s employer that may have led to your crash.

Examples of employer negligence include:

  • Disregarding hours of service regulations
  • Negligent hiring practices (failing to drug test, hiring unlicensed drivers, etc.)
  • Inadequate vehicle inspection practices
  • Improperly loading vehicles
  • Inadequately training drivers

Holding Careless Employers Accountable

Under the legal principle of vicarious liability, trucking employers may be held liable for the actions of their employees. Proving vicarious liability can be difficult, as there must be sufficient evidence to show that the accident occurred within the scope of the driver’s employment. At Shaffer & Shaffer PLLC, our Madison, WV personal injury lawyers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to identify all parties responsible and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. With compassionate, one-on-one advocacy and an unshakable commitment to preserving your well being, we have what it takes to help you get back on your feet and ensure your rights are asserted during this difficult time.

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