Did you know that there are state and federal guidelines that all trucks have to follow? Aside from following the rules of the road, commercial vehicles also have to follow regulations regarding truck weight, maintenance, and insurance. Semi-trucks and other commercial trucks can cause horrific damage when they are involved in accidents; harming drivers, passengers and vehicles alike.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that almost 5,000 large trucks and busses were involved in fatal accidents in 2019. Most of these accidents occurred in the daylight hours, Monday through Friday. In more than 80% of these crashes, the fatalities that occurred were not the driver of the large truck.
If you’ve been injured in an accident with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, you deserve to be justly compensated for your pain, medical expenses, lost wages and more! I have more than 38 years of legal experience in personal injury, specifically car accidents, and dealing with insurance companies who could care less about what is in your best interest. Call me, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Most of us know that trucks are more dangerous vehicles because they are larger, heavier, and more powerful than our personal vehicles. Semi-trucks are also more dangerous because they may drive tens of thousands of miles per year, creating constant wear and tear on mechanical parts. Additionally, when commercial trucks are overloaded or improperly loaded, they are more likely to cause a crash, a rollover, or tire blowouts that can lead to loss of steering control.
You’ve probably seen weigh stations on the highway. These stations are designed to make sure commercial trucks on our highways are carrying loads that meet Gross Vehicle Weight Rating regulations. When trucks are carrying more weight than this rating recommends, the truck can be harder to control, steer, or stop.
In some accidents, the driver of the big rig or truck is at fault. In other cases, the trucking company may be held responsible for the accident that occurred. Some trucking companies even encourage drivers to overload trucks in order to increase profits, or speed to make faster deliveries. No matter what, that driver and company have complex insurance policies and processes protecting them.
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