Large trucks, such as tractor-trailers, semis, big rigs, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles are the cause of one out of every eight deaths that occur in a motor vehicle accident.
Dangers Associated With Trucking Accidents
In 2015, 35,092 people lost their lives in the United States due to serious car crashes. According to reports, traffic fatalities have increased 7.2% since 2014. In 2014, 85 percent of the large trucks involved in fatal traffic crashes were large heavy trucks (GVWR > 26,000 lbs.). With some commercial trucks weighing as much as 80,000 pounds, these devastating and fatal results come to no surprise.
Because of the behemoth size of these commercial vehicles, severe consequences occur when a truck driver or trucking company makes a mistake. As you know, it is frequently the occupants of a car struck by a large commercial truck that do not walk away unscathed after a crash. To alleviate the obvious and heightened dangers posed to other motorists, legislators have imposed state and federal regulations to help ensure a level of safety. However, truck drivers and their companies continue to violate laws and endanger lives.
Helping Families Recover After Tragedy
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident in Texas, or Louisiana, you should understand that it is important to work with an experienced truck accident lawyer. Cases involving commercial truck accidents can be highly complex, and involve one or more commercial insurance policies; you should never try to negotiate or settle a truck accident injury claim on your own.
Thus, if you or someone you know is injured or involved in a truck accident contact the Testa Law Group to schedule a free consultation. We will help you and your family after your accident by ensuring you receive the best treatment available, assessing your accident, examining medical evidence and property damage, evaluating your injuries, calculating your losses, and working to maximize your right to compensation.
Call the Testa Law Group at 877-780-9052 to begin your path to recovery with a free consultation today.