Many truck accidents are caused by driver fatigue! Victims of a trucking accident may suffer significant, debilitating lifetime injuries as a result of being hit by a large semi or box truck. In fact, many people do not get better with time, they become worse living daily in pain and suffering.
According to Dan Ramsdell, National Director of The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers (APITLAmerica), one of the most pressing problems in the trucking industry today is “fatigued driving.” Did you know that nearly 40% of all crashes involving big trucks are caused or contributed to because of a fatigued driver? Too often trucking companies force their drivers to violate the hours of service trucking rules, and drive more than the law permits.” Additionally, APITLAmerica states that 4,995 people are killed and 106,000 injured annually from crashes involving big trucks, which means that approximately every 13 minutes someone is killed or injured in a crash with a big truck.”
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) similarly reports that in one year over 4,500 people lost their lives in an accident involving a large truck and that 84% of these victims were other drivers, passengers or bystanders.
If you are involved in a trucking accident, hire an attorney as quickly after the accident as possible to make sure that critical evidence is preserved and does not accidentally or intentionally disappear. Make sure you hire an experienced trial lawyer who is known for playing the hand full out and find attorney who “knows the ropes” and has a history of going to “trial” and producing winning results for his/her clients.
To set up a free consultation with a trucking accident attorney who cares about you and making sure you get a fair and reasonable settlement, visit the Alex & Associates, P.C. website or call (602) 483-6114 today!