Truck Accident Settlements on the Rise
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, every year more than 4,000 people are killed in accidents involving trucks. Nearly 40% of these fatalities are due to driver fatigue. This equates to over 1500 lives that could have easily been saved if truck drivers and their companies were more stringent on rest requirements. Fifty-six percent of drivers say that their last instance of falling asleep while driving occurred on a multi-lane divided highway. With millions of cars traveling major highways around the country, the dangers of accidents related to fatigue are high. Truck accident settlements can help ease the financial burden, but no one wants to be faced with injuries, lost wages, mental anguish, and additional hardship to their families.
Everybody wants to go after the trucking company for how they hire, how they train, and how they supervise their drivers. Companies think this is pure selfishness on the part of the victims and fail to fully realize the role they play in the actions of their drivers. The average workweek in the U.S. is under 40 hours, but the average workweek for truckers is over 60 hours. In a field where fatigue is an on-going problem, truck drivers should face better regulation of on- and off-road periods. Long-haul truckers depend on their deliveries to make a living, but at what cost? With the cost of medical care rising, truck accident settlements are on the rise as well.
Related ArticlesView All Blog Articles
Depression After a Car Accident: Common Causes and SymptomsFeb 14, 2022
A car accident can turn you and your loved one’s lives upside down. Car accidents can lead to financial, physical, mental, and emotional hardships for victims and their families. After you experience a devastating accident, it is important to call an experienced personal injury attorney so you can get the compensation you deserve to help […]
What’s the Difference Between a Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome?Jul 26, 2021
Head injuries are common in car crashes, and many victims must deal with changes to their mental well-being. Troubles from head trauma can last a few weeks or stick around long-term, but even a mild head injury can force victims to withdraw from regular day-to-day activities. Hundreds of thousands of people experience a traumatic head […]
10 Strategies That Will Help You Navigate a Brain Injury LawsuitFeb 18, 2021
Personal injury claims can feel overwhelming, even without a traumatic brain injury. However, a TBI adds an unwanted layer of difficulty to your case: memory loss, word-finding issues, and other symptoms can make a lawsuit feel impossible. Don’t give up. Instead, start taking little steps that help you regain control. At Crosley Law, we’ve earned […]
8 Questions For Brain Injury LawyerOct 13, 2020
When someone’s negligence causes your brain injury, you deserve accountability and compensation. Often, the first step towards getting the help you deserve is finding the right brain injury lawyer. Here in San Antonio, the Crosley Law team has earned a reputation for a cutting-edge and client-focused approach to brain injury claims. We know how difficult it […]
Living With a TBI: A Guide for Survivors and Their Loved OnesAug 06, 2020
It may only take a few weeks to recover from a mild concussion. However, most people with moderate or severe TBIs face a lifetime of challenges. We’ve worked with many TBI survivors, and we know that every brain injury is different. At Crosley Law, we never lump every survivor into a single bucket. We take […]
Can an Old Head Injury Cause Problems Years Later?Jul 14, 2020
If you’ve ever suffered a concussion or traumatic brain injury, you know it can take time for the headaches, memory issues, and dizziness to go away. Sometimes, concussion victims suffer permanent damage that makes it difficult to work and do the things they love. However, insurance companies will often try to minimize your TBI symptoms […]
3 Things You Need to Know About Scooter Injuries and Young PeopleMay 05, 2020
Electric scooter rental companies like Bird, Lime, and Lyft make it easier for young people to get from place to place in urban areas at a fraction of the cost of a taxi or rideshare. Scooters can go up to 20 miles per hour to get people where they need be quickly. They also alleviate […]
Children and Seniors Are Most Vulnerable in Pedestrian CrashesApr 23, 2020
Every 88 minutes, someone dies from a pedestrian-car crash. In 2018, there were 8,110 bicyclist and pedestrian crashes in Texas. Unfortunately, pedestrian-car crashes are more common in urban areas like San Antonio. While all pedestrians are vulnerable, children and older individuals face a much higher risk of death or injury. In this article, the experienced […]
Who Is Liable for My Loved One’s Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome?Mar 10, 2020
Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome is a potentially fatal condition with life-altering effects for both the victim and their loved ones. Unfortunately, doctors often miss the signs of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, even after a patient has undergone a procedure with known ties to the condition or presents with known symptoms. If your loved one developed Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome after a […]
What Can I Expect After a Traumatic Brain Injury: A Recovery TimelineJan 09, 2020
If you or a loved one are recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may wonder if your life will ever be the same. Thankfully, with a lot of hard work, many people’s symptoms fade over time. However, it’s not a quick process, and you need to understand typical timelines for a TBI recovery. […]
Do you or a family member
need legal advice?
Crosley Law Firm, PC is a professional corporation of trial lawyers focused on representing individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries or wrongful death. If you’ve been injured, fill out the form for a free consultation, or call 210-LAW-3000.