Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers
Trucking companies have a legal responsibility to adequately train and supervise their drivers. Unfortunately, some of these companies choose to put their own profits before the safety of others by turning a blind eye to drivers who are a danger to everyone else on the road.
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our Georgia commercial trucking accident attorneys are experienced at holding trucking companies accountable for truck driver errors. Our record of results speaks for itself. To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, contact us today.
Pursuing Punitive Damages From Reckless Trucking Companies
The companies that employ truck drivers and carry insurance on their trucks are legally accountable for their drivers' negligent on-the-job actions. A lawyer who stops the analysis there, however, may not be pursuing the full compensation you legally deserve.
If your attorney can show that the trucking company's training and supervision were inadequate, you may be entitled to punitive damages in your trucking accident case.
Under federal and state motor carrier safety regulations, any company that employs someone to drive a truck has certain specific responsibilities, including but not limited to the following:
- Conduct detailed background checks to screen out drivers with bad driving and employment records
- Make sure drivers have been properly trained on commercial vehicle safety
- Supervise drivers and review their log books to ensure that they are following the rules
Our Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers are particularly well-known for their ability to prove our clients' entitlement to punitive damage awards at trial. With the help of skilled investigators, we will carefully evaluate your case to identify any evidence of inadequate driver training and supervision.
If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, don't hesitate to contact us to get our experienced trial lawyers working on your case right away.