Semi-truck accidents are a serious matter. Especially with the size of them compared to an SUV, it can do serious damage.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted the Large Truck Crash Causation Study to take an in-depth look at reasons for serious collisions involving semi-trucks with a gross rating of over 10,000 lb. During the 33-month span of the LTCCS study, the NHTSA has estimated that there were 120,000 fatal and personal injury crashes involving at least 1 semi-truck, 141,000 big rigs were involved in those roadway crashes.
Information in the LTCCS study indicates that driver negligence is the root of most commercial truck accidents. Negligence can include, but is not limited to:
- Internal Distraction
- External Distraction
- Excess Speed For Conditions
- Perceived Pressure From Carrier
- Drugs And/Or Alcohol
The commercial truck accident attorneys from Diaco Law are well-versed in the federal, state, and local safety regulations that apply to trucking companies, as well as the stressful reality facing commercial truckers. Human error is not an acceptable excuse when the trajectory of a life is in jeopardy. We have successfully prosecuted personal injury claims involving semi-truck accidents, across the United States, leading to millions of dollars in recovery for our clients.
To learn more regarding your potential commercial vehicle accident injury claim, complete our contact form. Diaco Law will reach you for a no-cost review of your case.
If you have been in a truck accident, it may be time to hire a truck accident attorney from Diaco Law.
The reality of life on the road in and around the United States and Florida is that commercial vehicles are a fixture. Each time there is a need for us to merge into traffic, we see semi-trucks, big rigs, and similar large vehicles. Each truck that you encounter provides an essential service in our economy, moving products from one point to another point and making sure our communities have what they require to build a better tomorrow.
The unfortunate truth is that commercial vehicle and tractor-trailer drivers are more likely to spend long hours on the road, leading them to be fatigued and make poor decisions. This can lead to accidents that are deadly and more complicated than a simple motor vehicle accident, because there is the possibility multiple parties are at fault, including the owner of the semi-truck, the owner of the trailer, and the employer of the semi-truck driver.
Diaco Law is well-versed in the federal, state, and local safety regulations that apply to trucking companies, and we have successfully prosecuted personal injury claims involving semi-truck accidents across the country, leading to millions of dollars in recovery for our clients.
To learn more regarding a potential commercial vehicle accident injury claim, complete our contact form and we will reach you for a no-cost review of your case.