Nationwide Representation for Trucking Accident Victims
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Due to the size and weight of commercial vehicles, a collision between a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer can be catastrophic. Although the federal government regulates commercial trucks, truck drivers and trucking corporations across the country pose a significant safety danger to other motorists. If you or a loved one were hurt or died in this type of accident, we are here to help. We are truck accident attorneys that will fight for your right to monetary compensation.
Our company strongly supports the victim’s right to hold the at-fault party accountable for the accident. Those involved in collisions with huge trucks generally incur substantial financial losses owing to medical expenses, repair expenses, and lost pay during recovery. The victims of these incidents also suffer from serious emotional and psychological despair, and our firm thinks that they have the right to be compensated for this. For our clients, we retrieved hundreds of millions of dollars. In fact, we have been able to recover nearly $700 million on behalf of our injured clients in the previous four years alone. You may rely on our firm to complete the task. Free, private consultations are available by calling (831) 204-4936. We have collected millions of dollars for the injured and are ready to assist you with your claim.
THE TROUBLE WITH TRUCKING
There are numerous potential reasons for truck accidents. Sometimes, trucking companies hire drivers without completing a drug test or reviewing police and driving records, resulting in drivers with a history of drug and alcohol problems or DUI arrests getting behind the wheel of big rigs. Occasionally, trucking companies hire drivers without offering appropriate training on safe driving techniques or safety concerns.
Fatigue is one of the leading causes of accidents in the trucking business. In order to convey their cargo from point A to point B on time, truck drivers adhere to rigorous deadlines. Although there are restrictions limiting the number of consecutive hours truckers can drive, many drivers opt to disregard them in order to meet deadlines. Each year, hundreds of accidents are caused by truckers falling asleep at the wheel. Another alarming industry problem is license fraud.
Since the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act’s establishment, truckers must receive specific licenses and training. Unfortunately, recent arrests for license fraud schemes have been made in 24 states, with investigations pending in 13 others. Unqualified and inexperienced truck drivers raise the danger of accidents and injuries for other motorists. Other truck accidents are often due to driver distraction, drug/alcohol usage, technical breakdowns, and other causes listed below:
- Driving aggressively
- Loads that have not been properly secured or spilled
- Inadequate truck maintenance
- Driving too fast in bad weather, traffic, or road conditions
Sadly, trucking corporations will almost always side with their truck drivers and blame the victims of these accidents, even when it is obvious that truck driver recklessness was to blame. However, an experienced and committed commercial truck accident attorney can sort through the facts and ensure that fault is assigned where it belongs.
TIRED DRIVERS ON THE ROAD CAN CAUSE DANGER
When fatigued motorist gets behind the wheel, they risk not only themselves but also every other driver on the road. Driving while fatigued has been shown to be a major hazard. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), sleepy driving causes over one hundred thousand automobile accidents annually. This results in more than 1,500 deaths and more than 70,000 injuries.
However, this risk is most severe for individuals who drive for a living. When commercial truck drivers are pushed past their natural capabilities in order to fulfill deadlines, this can lead to driver burnout. Despite being required by hours-of-service legislation to drive for only a specific period of time, many drivers will falsify their logbooks and drive longer in order to earn more money. This can be as dangerous as driving under the influence or when distracted.
Trucking firms are in business to make money, which necessitates timely freight delivery. In an effort to increase profits, these corporations may place a larger priority on speed over safety, so exposing drivers to unnecessary danger. Recent figures reveal, for instance, that an alarming 12 percent of all road fatalities and 4 percent of all traffic accident injuries include some type of commercial truck. These same numbers reveal that 77 of those injured and 86 of those who died are occupants of smaller passenger vehicles, not those in large trucks.
In October 1986, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act was signed into law. Prior to this date, the trucking sector was unregulated by the federal government. Since then, trucking businesses have been compelled to comply with industry standards to enhance safety. Despite the implementation of these restrictions, commercial vehicles continue to cause tens of thousands of accidents annually. Despite a dramatic decline in the number of accidents each year, there are still numerous victims each year. A loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 lb. The government’s imposition of safety restrictions on the business is not surprising. These trucks provide a significantly more serious danger of injury and death in the case of an accident. What causes these accidents, and what can be done to prevent them?
These numbers present a very bleak picture for victims of crashes involving large commercial trucks. When faced with misleading or outright illegal actions by trucking companies and the insurance companies that handle their claims, the situation may become even more complicated. With a truck accident attorney from our firm on your side, you can be confident that we will vigorously defend your right to financial compensation.
WHY YOU CAN TRUST OUR TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS
These numbers depict a grim picture, yet accident victims have hope. Our firm has devoted a substantial portion of its practice to representing truck accident victims. We are committed to exposing the widespread gross negligence in the industry so that our customers receive the monetary compensation they deserve. We will absolutely do anything for our customers, and we will constantly strive to ensure that they receive the highest possible recovery. Our firm has been admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum because of the millions of dollars we have won on behalf of our clients.
Our firm’s attorneys have also been designated as SuperLawyers, an honor awarded to less than five percent of attorneys. The Houston Chronicle, Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN, among others, have reported on our company’s prominence within the sector. These are reputable awards and acknowledgments. If you were hurt in a transportation accident, Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need to assert your rights.
Excellent legal representation does not have to be expensive. Our office is glad to provide customers with both a complimentary case evaluation and contingency fees. This means that engaging our firm to defend you will not cost you anything unless we recover damages for you. If we do not win? You’re not required to pay. It’s that easy. We are so certain that we can get our clients the financial recompense they deserve that we are willing to cover all of the up-front charges so that you can obtain medical care and pay medical bills. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, please contact our office immediately. Can you afford to engage someone else if there is no recovery, no fee arrangements, and no track record of success?
Contact a truck accident lawyer immediately; we are prepared to fight for you.