It’s estimated that there are at least 2.2 million tractor trailers currently on U.S. roads. These massive vehicles are integral when it comes to commerce, as they routinely carry items like food, health supplies, clothing, home essentials, and other goods.
While truck drivers are obligated to undergo extensive training and testing before receiving their commercial driving licenses, collisions still occur due to truck driver negligence and also negligence by trucking companies in failing to safely hire, train or supervise their drivers. These accidents often cause extensive damage to passenger vehicles due to size disparities and high speeds. That’s why truckers must take every precaution to keep themselves and others safe and secure on the road.
Vehicular accidents happen for all sorts of reasons, but driver error is the most common occurrence. Accordingly, trucking accidents can happen because of:
Seeking out professional legal guidance is a must if you’ve experienced serious injuries, such as fractures, back or neck trauma, head injury, or wrongful death. You should also consult with an attorney if your injuries could be debilitating for an extended period of time or may be permanent in order to ensure the amount of compensation you receive reflects the harms you suffered.
Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. proudly advocate on behalf of our clients when going up against large trucking companies. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our compassionate legal team.