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Burning The Midnight Oil – Trucking Companies Ignore Regulations And Cause Dangerous Accidents

It’s
late at night and you’re on the road home. You glance in the rear view
mirror and see a semi truck speeding behind you. The truck weaves across
the lane, becomes unbalanced, and tips over, crushing your car. Later,
after accepting a settlement from the trucking company, your family will
learn that the driver had exceeded the maximum number of driving hours
allowed by the government. The driver, fearful of losing his job, had
willingly ignored the rules designed to protect drivers on the highway.

Laws regulating the trucking industry exist to ensure the safety of
the American highways and those who drive on them. Unfortunately,
trucking companies often neglect or ignore these laws in an attempt to
increase profits. When profit is put before safety, dangerous truck
accidents can occur and result in serious injury or death.

An estimated 4300 fatalities are caused by truck accidents each year.
The majority of victims in these accidents are drivers of standard
automobiles. Most of these accidents could be prevented. However, the
demands of the trucking industry keep drivers up all night, speeding to
make their deliveries.

The government regulates the trucking industry to keep drivers safe
and minimize the number of truck accidents. Ignoring these regulations
is dangerous and yet the trucking companies continue to allow and even
encourage drivers to:

* Exceed the maximum number of allowed driving hours
* Use excessive speed
* Exceed mandated weight limits
* Ignore standard highway safety practices

Trucking companies are more focused on their bottom line than meeting
minimum safety requirements. When accidents occur due to their
negligence, it is the victims who pay. Almost 98 percent of trucking
accidents will result in death. Others may be seriously injured or
permanently disabled. Victims are entitled to compensation for:

* Medical Expenses
* Funeral Expenses
* Loss of Wages
* Emotional and Physical Suffering
* Diminished Earning Capacity
* Car Repair or Replacement

When you are involved in a trucking accident, it is important to seek out the professional advice of a personal injury attorney.
The trucking companies will try to convince you to accept partial blame
for the accident. They may even offer you a small settlement, in an
effort to avoid trial.

Victims need personal injury attorneys with the experience and
commitment necessary to fight the trucking companies. Small firms often
settle because they lack the resources to engage in an extended court
battle. When firms can’t compete, the victims suffer and the trucking
companies continue to promote dangerous and negligent practices.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a trucking accident,
you need a personal injury firm that will fight for every dollar of
compensation you deserve. Don’t settle for anything less than what you
deserve.

An estimated 4300 fatalities are caused by truck accidents each year.
The majority of victims in these accidents are drivers of standard
automobiles. Most of these accidents could be prevented. However, the
demands of the trucking industry keep drivers up all night, speeding to
make their deliveries.

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Member at firm Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh

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