If you were injured in a truck accident involving the Old Dominion Freight trucking company, you need help. Old Dominion is one of the largest motor carriers in the nation. The Old Dominion trucking company owns a fleet of over 10,000 semi-trucks and employs more than 12,000 truck drivers. Old Dominion trucking company is a long-established player in the commercial trucking industry.
When you are injured in a crash with the Old Dominion trucking company, you must be ready to fight for your rights under the law. Large trucking companies hire teams of lawyers to help defend lawsuits and escape liability. That is why working with trained and experienced 18-wheeler crash attorneys is so important for you and your future. With the help of The Ammons Law Firm, you can have confidence that your rights will be protected. Our attorneys are highly experienced in truck accident litigation and have held the nation’s largest companies responsible for their wrongdoing.
Holding Old Dominion Freight Responsible for Your Truck Accident
Large trucking companies are involved in crashes across the nation. Over the last 24 months, the Old Dominion trucking company has been involved in 747 commercial vehicle crashes. Twenty-nine people were killed in these crashes, and over 200 were injured. Federal reporting agencies do not provide information on the cause or fault of each accident, but undoubtedly many of these accidents were caused by Old Dominion’s negligence.
When you are injured in an Old Dominion truck accident, you have a right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the company and hold it responsible for the injuries and losses you have suffered. To do this, you must gather evidence to prove that Old Dominion was at fault for the injury-causing crash.
Old Dominion may be at fault for a crash when its own negligence caused the crash or when it is found vicariously liable for the negligence of one of its drivers.
To hold a trucking company directly liable for a crash, you must gather evidence demonstrating corporate negligence. This often happens when the trucking company fails to train its drivers or sends trucks on the road that have not been maintained or repaired.
For instance, if the Old Dominion trucking company neglects its duty to replace worn tires and its driver experiences a sudden tire failure that causes the truck to strike another motorist, Old Dominion may be directly responsible for the crash. Identifying and formulating a theory of direct liability requires experience. Forcing the company to provide evidence proving the theory of liability requires skill. At the Ammons Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys have the experience and skill to prove direct liability and hold Old Dominion liable for your crash.
Vicarious liability requires evidence that the truck driver was negligent. There are hundreds of ways negligent truck drivers cause crashes. Many are obvious, such as blowing through stop signs or moving into an occupied lane of traffic. Others require special knowledge of the rules and regulations truck drivers must adhere to, such as backing across lanes of traffic, deploying warning devices while stopped next to a traffic lane, or driving longer than permitted under law.
Knowledge of these special rules is necessary to prove liability in many cases. Trucking companies will not willingly admit that a driver did something wrong when they know it will subject them to vicarious liability.
Recovering Damages For your Injuries and Losses
Once you have established that Old Dominion was liable for the accident, you have a right to recover compensation for all damages you have suffered. This includes the economic costs of your injuries, such as medical bills, and the non-economic losses of your injuries, such as pain and suffering.
Identifying the proving the damages you have suffered requires skilled advocacy. Trucking companies and their legal representatives have a financial interest in reducing the value of your suffering and will try to minimize liability by paying as little as possible.
Our attorneys will advocate on your behalf and maximize your damages. With a track record of over $1 billion recovered for our clients, you can have confidence that our attorneys will not let the Old Dominion trucking company walk away without paying every dime you are entitled to under the law.