With over 15.5 million commercial trucks travelling the roads of this country, the fact that tractor trailer accidents account for only about 2.4% of the traffic accidents is encouraging. Nevertheless, someone dies or is injured in a truck accident every 16 minutes. This is a sobering figure. Driver issues, unsafe vehicles, unsafe loads, longer than normal trailer combinations, and increased transportation of hazardous materials are all reasons why more semi truck accidents happen each and every day. If you or people you love have been injured in a tractor trailer accident, the truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman can help.
Tractor Trailer Accidents can be Catastrophic and the Lawyers at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman are Here to Help!
While the vast majority or commercial truck drivers are responsible, law abiding, and experienced big truck handlers, those few who break the rules can cause tragedy on the roads. Fatigue is a huge issue as drivers try to squeeze in as many hours as possible to increase their mileage and build up their paycheck.
With increasing fuel expenses, making a profitable living has become more and more difficult, and it is not unusual for drivers to push themselves past the regulated hours to try and make a little extra. The results, however, can be catastrophic with these big truck drivers drifting into other lanes or off the road completely. Over-tired, stressed drivers can also become unnecessarily aggressive by speeding, crowding, and intimidating other vehicles on the road. These are often causes of the serious tractor trailer accidents that we see every day.
Other causes of truck accidents include unsafe, oversized loads or complications hauling longer combination vehicles. Loads that are not properly positioned or secured can cause weight shifting that will throw a truck out of its lane or even cause a roll over. Also, the fact that truckers haul over 800,000 hazmat shipments daily has its own terrifying implications for accidents.
The truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices at Samuel Fishman have experience with all types of tractor trailer accidents. Our office will investigate the cause of your accident and use our experience to help you obtain the full settlement value of your case. Further, our office will advance all costs associated with your case and will not charge a single fee until you win! Call us today for your free consultation!
Seek Advice from a Professional Truck Accident Lawyer at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman
Although commercial trucking is an established and necessary industry in the United States, holding trucking companies and drivers accountable for the injuries that they cause to innocent people is just as important. In an accident, 98% of the time, the deaths and injuries happen to those in the smaller vehicles. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman make sure that when truck drivers fail to act responsibly in driving their tractor trailers, they are held responsible for their actions. The insurance companies have experienced attorneys working on their side and so should you. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn how our experience will help maximize and obtain the financial recovery that you deserve.