Trucking Company Negligence

Focused on Client Needs Since 1946

REQUEST a free CONSULTATIONREQUEST a free CONSULTATION

Truck Defects, Driver Hiring, Truck Maintenance

Trucking company negligence is often among the causes of a truck accident. However, proving trucking company negligence takes careful investigation by a law firm with the in-depth experience of Gray, Ritter & Graham.

Truck Accident Attorneys

The lawyers at Gray, Ritter & Graham in St. Louis act quickly in a truck accident case because trucking companies do not willingly admit negligence. One of our first steps when representing a client in a truck accident case is sending a letter to the trucking company warning that all evidence must be preserved.

  • Just because a truck meets government standards does not necessarily mean it is safe. If a trucking company knows of safety defects, it has an obligation to fix the problem.
  • Most trucks are equipped with an EDR (event data recorder) or CDR (crash data recorder). Those “black boxes” hold information about speed, braking, steering, and other actions that occurred before and during a collision. GRG makes sure to preserve, secure, and download that information as soon as possible.
  • Negligent inspection procedures can lead to questionable safety systems on a truck.
  • Negligent hiring and training procedures can put a dangerous driver into the cab of a heavy tractor-trailer. Drivers should be screened for poor driving records, criminal records, and any problems with drugs or alcohol.
  • Demands for on-time delivery, regardless of road conditions, can place the driver in a no-win situation. Overloaded trucks and unsecured loads also cause accidents. Putting other cars and trucks on the road at risk under these conditions is trucking company negligence.

The trucking company is liable when its actions cause accidents.

At GRG, we have a thorough understanding of trucking company negligence. Our personal injury attorneys have the resources and expertise to determine the causes of truck accidents, and to secure justice for our clients. Contact us for a consultation. We represent clients in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and the surrounding region.

meet the team that has served the people for over 70 years

Related News & Representative Cases

September 12, 2019 in Blog, Car & Truck Accidents

Improperly Maintained Big Rigs on the Road Today

In just three days this past summer more than 12,000 commercial tractor-trailers were taken off the road because they needed serious repairs.…
Read More
September 3, 2019 in Blog, Car & Truck Accidents

The Facts of Fatal Commercial Truck Crashes

In 2017, 102 people on average in this country were killed in a motor vehicle accident every single day. That’s just one…
Read More

GRG-law-firm-gray-ritter-&-graham-attorneys-at-law-dark-no-BG2

314-241-5620 | 800-451-2950
701 Market St., Ste. 800

St. Louis, MO 63101

Practice Areas

When clients come to us, their cases involve serious personal or financial injury, or wrongful death. It costs nothing to call and ask us to review your case. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can preserve the evidence and begin our investigation.