We’ve all been on the highway and seen a negligent driver – whether we have realized it or not. Negligent drivers are those drivers who fail to exercise reasonable care at all times behind the wheel. Negligent driving takes many forms, from inattention to distracted driving to speeding. In many cases, a negligent driver is behind the wheel of a large semi truck.
Negligent semi truck drivers risk the lives of everyone around them as they drive their massive vehicles down the roadway. Truck driver or truck company negligence may not always be obvious to other drivers. For example, a trucker may be driving a truck that has not been properly maintained. Or they may be driving without taking the legally required amount of rest.
The negligent behavior of a truck driver can easily cause a fatal trucking accident. This accident can take the lives of other people on the roadway in the blink of an eye.
The loss of a loved one is never easy, especially when a negligent driver is responsible for the person’s death. At the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin we can begin our investigation of the accident as the family takes time to grieve. The goal of our investigation is to uncover evidence which can be used to hold negligent truck drivers and trucking companies accountable in court. Evidence of negligence may be found by examining a driver’s log book, visiting the accident scene, working with experts and interviewing witnesses. If negligence is uncovered, families may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys fight aggressively to protect the rights of the victims’ families in a wrongful death suit.
For more information about the importance of a truck accident investigation following a fatal accident, please see our investigations webpage.