When Truckers Take Dangerous Risks to Meet the Schedule
Trucking companies and truck drivers sometimes emphasize profit over safety and engage in negligent behavior that can lead to accidents; one method they use to maximize deliveries and revenue is to impose unrealistic schedules.
Truck and commercial vehicle accidents can be especially hazardous to those in passenger vehicles due to the massive size and weight disparity. If you were injured or a family member was killed in a truck or commercial vehicle accident, Houston truck accident attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
The Trucking Industry and Unrealistic Schedules
Despite federal and state regulations designed to limit driver hours and reduce the risk of accidents, truck drivers and other commercial vehicle drivers often face unrealistic schedules set by trucking companies seeking to boost profits by increasing the amount of cargo they can deliver. In some cases, drivers set unrealistic schedules for themselves.
When an unrealistic delivery schedule is a factor in an accident, the trucking company and/or driver can be held liable for the resulting damages. Mr. Malley has extensive experience investigating truck and commercial vehicle accidents and recovering financial security for the innocent victims of these collisions, which often result in severe injuries or wrongful death.
The Dangers of Unrealistic Schedules
Unrealistic schedules can create a number of factors that increase the risk for truck and commercial vehicle accidents, including:
- Overloaded cargo
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Inadequate maintenance
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a truck or commercial vehicle accident, please contact the Malley Law Firm for your free case consultation. Injury attorney Tony Malley is proud to represent clients from the Houston and Beaumont, Texas, areas and across the United States.