Despite the strict regulations and codes that govern the trucking industry, accidents continue to occur with surprising frequency and devastating results. Trucking companies often force drivers to stay behind the wheel longer than allowed by federal regulation, which can contribute to truck driver fatigue and semi-truck crashes. In addition, tractor trailers are sometimes built using defective parts, loaded incorrectly or improperly maintained. Our team of truck accident lawyers is experienced in helping people injured, or the families of people killed, recover full and fair compensation of damages.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 385,000 large trucks (those with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds) were involved in traffic crashes in 2006. A total of 4,995 victims died as a result of those accidents, which was one out of every nine traffic fatalities in the United States. These statistics clearly demonstrate the unique danger posed by the semi-trucks that increasingly crowd our nation’s roadways.
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