Trucking accidents cause over twelve percent of traffic fatalities each year, and that figure is on the rise. The vast majority of those killed in trucking collisions are occupants of other vehicles — innocent drivers and passengers like you.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
The most common causes of trucking accidents are avoidable and include:
There are also many more causes of trucking crashes that could be avoided if trucking companies weren’t trying to gain profits at the expense of safety:
Trucking companies that make unreasonable demands of their drivers are often more concerned with financial incentives than drivers’ safety. This encourages negligent, dangerous behavior on the roadways and leads to hundreds of thousands of accidents, injuries, and lawsuits every year.
As fuel prices rise and trucking competition increases, some trucking companies will cut corners to stay profitable. This might include delayed inspections or failing to replace worn out or defective parts. These reckless practices will continue to contribute to the rapidly growing number of traffic deaths caused by large trucks each year.
Injured victims of trucking accidents face a unique set of challenges:
Common tactics used by trucking companies and their insurers include:
These may sound paranoid, fictional, or both – but we have seen trucking and insurance companies employ these strategies against our clients frequently. To level the playing field against these powerful companies, you need experienced, aggressive attorneys who will protect your interests while forcing the motor carrier to take responsibility for their actions.
Crosley Law Firm attorneys are well versed in Texas law as well as Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations so we can hold negligent trucking companies and drivers accountable. We know how to prove whether your accident was caused by driver negligence, company negligence, or both.
To do so, we apply the following strategies:
Crosley Law Firm has the financial resources to comprehensively prepare your trucking accident case for trial. To do so, we employ the following tactics of our own:
Crosley Law Firm has the experience and resources to see your case through to its successful completion. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can help you.
We’ve got your complete list of DOs and DON’Ts after an auto accident.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. (2014, May). Pocket guide to large truck and bus statistics.Washington, DC: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Retrieved from
To learn more about how to protect yourself after being involved in a car accident, you can download our free e-book: “DOs and DON’Ts in an Auto Accident: Your Rights and Responsibilities.”
If you think you may have a case or if you just want free expert legal advice about your situation, call Crosley Law Firm today at (877) 535-4529 to schedule your free consultation. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can help you.