If you or a loved one have been in an accident involving a heavy truck or commercial vehicle, please contact the accident lawyers at The Arentz Law Group to learn more about your legal rights.
Each year approximately 43,000 lives are lost on our Nation’s roads and highways. Many of these deaths are the result of commercial truck accidents. Large commercial vehicles and semi-trailer trucks can pose a significant threat to motorists due to their massive size and weight.
The fatal crash rate for large trucks is 2.4 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. This statistic is more than 50 percent greater than for all other vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, in truck accidents, 98 percent of the fatalities occur to individuals in passenger vehicles. The costs associated with commercial truck accidents are catastrophic, both in terms of loss of life and economic loss to those sustaining serious injuries.
Causes of Truck Accidents
There are several reasons why heavy truck accidents are so dangerous. Although the commercial trucking industry is heavily regulated, the industry emphasizes speed and efficiency. Many drivers ignore regulations in order to deliver their loads as quickly as possible. The sheer size of a large truck also increases the likelihood for a massive impact and hinders the ability of the driver to make a sudden stop or take preventative measures to avoid a collision.
Some of the common causes of large truck accidents include:
• Brake failure
• Debris in the road
• Failure to adequately check blind spots
• Driver fatigue
• Poor maintenance of commercial vehicle
• Excessive speed for road conditions
• Tire failure or separation
• Improperly secured cargo
• Failure to follow rules of the road
We Can Help!
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a large truck or semi-trailer, please contact our office. At The Arentz Law Group, we have represented thousands of people who have been injured in car accidents. We understand that being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience and we want you to get the support that you need. Our personal injury lawyers will fight to protect your legal rights and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. Let us focus on your accident while you focus on getting well.
To find out more about your legal rights and explore opportunities to recover compensation for your injuries, contact us at 1-800-710-4000 or simply submit a case evaluation form. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and you will hear back from us in 30 minutes