West Palm Beach Employer Negligence Lawyers

Have you been hurt in a collision with an 18-wheeler or another commercial vehicle? If so, the fault may not completely lie with the driver, and the trucking company may also bear some responsibility for what happened to you. The West Palm Beach trucking company negligence attorneys of Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. understand how devastating an accident like this can be, and we are ready to help you get the compensation you are owed if a trucking company’s negligence caused you harm.

Trucking companies have a duty to responsibly hire and train their employees. They also need to make sure that their fleet of trucks is adequately maintained and that cargo is loaded in a careful manner. If they fail to do any of these things and an accident occurs, they may be held liable for your pain, suffering, medical bills, and other expenses. Don’t let the negligent or reckless actions of a trucking company ruin your life. Contact Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. at 561.689.8180 to discuss your rights today.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer?

When a trucking company is responsible for a serious injury accident, the individuals involved have a right to hold them accountable. It may be difficult to do so without the experience and guidance of a committed truck accident lawyer. You are likely focusing on recovering from the accident and figuring out how to move forward with your life. It is important to stay focused on yourself and your family, and let your attorney work on getting you the compensation and justice that you are owed. The West Palm Beach truck accident lawyers of Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. are ready to put their experience and track record of success on the line for you, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us to discuss your case. We are available to answer any questions you may have and can help you determine if the accident was the result of negligent practices on the part of the trucking company. Don’t wait until it is too late to file your claim. Contact us at 561.689.8180 to schedule a no-obligation, confidential consultation today.

Negligent Trucking Company Practices

Trucking company negligence can lead to severe and life-threatening injuries. When an employee is hurt or causes harm to someone else, an employer negligence claim may be filed against those responsible. But how can you prove employer negligence in court?

There are four potential ways to prove employer negligence:

  • Negligent Hiring: Part of an employer’s duty of care is to screen prospective employees who will work for them. The employer must exercise reasonable care to determine if the new hire poses a threat to other employees or the general public. If the employee commits a crime, such as sexual assault, theft, or murder, a negligence claim can be filed against the employer because they did not use due diligence in hiring the employee.
  • Negligent Retention: This occurs when an employer learns that an employee is unfit for the job and fails to take corrective action against the individual. For example, a truck driver causes an accident due to carelessness or recklessness. If the employer does not retrain, reassign, or discharge the employee and still allows the individual to operate a truck, then the employer might be liable if the employee causes a serious accident again.
  • Negligent Training: Once an employee has been hired and the employer fails to use reasonable care in training, the employer can be liable if an injury occurs.
  • Negligent Supervision: An employer’s failure to reasonably control or monitor the actions taken by their employees is considered negligent.
  • Improper Maintenance: The thousands of truck parts that need routine maintenance and repair must be attended to or else serious accidents may occur. Unfortunately, companies regularly send out unsafe vehicles that have skipped inspections or required maintenance.
  • Overworked Drivers: Driving for long periods of time and operating heavy vehicles like commercial trucks requires alertness and attention. Trucking companies need to allow their drivers adequate rest while transporting cargo, and if they fail to do so, a drowsy driver may cause a devastating collision.
  • Improperly Loaded Cargo: Cargo must be loaded and balanced correctly for transport. If it is not properly loaded, a serious accident may occur.

If you were hurt in an accident with a large truck or 18-wheeler, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced West Palm Beach truck accident attorney of Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. today. We will investigate the accident and can determine if the trucking company may be to blame for what happened to you.

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If an employer’s negligence injured you or a loved one, you might be entitled to financial compensation. You need one of the experienced attorneys from Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. to help guide you along the path to justice. You deserve an attorney who has fought and won cases against the large companies that you are about to face, and you need someone who is not afraid to stand up and fight for you. It is imperative that you hire a firm that understands employee negligence claims. An experienced and skilled lawyer from our firm will work hard to build the most persuasive case on your behalf and secure you the compensation you are due.

The attorneys of Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. are widely recognized for their commitment to their clients and their successes in and out of the courtroom. We understand how employer negligence claims work, and we know how to maximize your claim to make sure that you can pay your bills, recover from the accident, and move on with your life. We will not collect a fee unless we win your case, so there is absolutely no risk for you to contact us at 561.689.8180 and get started with your case today.

Last Updated : February 23, 2022

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