Truck Accidents

Trucking accidents are classified as the most devastating types of vehicle accidents. Nearly 100,000 people suffered injuries in trucking accidents last year. The types of injuries that may be sustained because of trucking accidents include:

  • Bone and Facial Fractures
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation of Body Parts
  • Facial Disfigurement
  • Coma
  • Death

The Causes of Accidents

There are many reasons why a trucking accident may occur. In some cases, the reason is not fully uncovered at the time of the accident. For this reason, it is wise to consult with a lawyer that is skilled at understanding the factors surrounding trucking accidents. Attorneys have access to experts that can help establish the validity of claims through the re-creation of the mechanics of the accident. There can be one or more reasons why a trucking accident occurs. For example, there may have been a defective truck part on the vehicle that caused the accident. Secondly, the truck may not have been properly maintained. Third, the weight load on the truck may have been excessive, limiting break and acceleration capacity. In addition, there may have been an error on the part of another driver. Cross winds and air turbulence may also cause a trucking accident. Finally, distracted driving is one the latest most common reasons for a trucking accident.

Trucking Regulations

The U.S. Government has set standards to reduce the risk of trucking accidents. However, resources to enforce the regulations are inadequate. Consequently, there are a high number of accidents that occur but could have been avoided. Interstate regulations are inadequate when resources are not available to enforce the regulations. This holds true for State and Federal regulations. This factor creates another reason for those injured in trucking accidents to seek out the advice of a lawyer. Lawsuits against trucking companies that do not meet regulations help to better police trucking companies and provide compensation to injured victims.

Mr. Burton Padove is highly skilled in the area of trucking accidents. In fact, he has previously served as a volunteer state coordinator for CRASH (Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways) and is still a volunteer. He has even visited Congressional representatives to advocate for highway and trucking safety.

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