The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) latest estimates report that for every hundred lethal accidents, 12 of these involve collisions with huge trucks. Often the results of such accidents can be severe injuries, permanent disabilities, or even death.
According to Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) made by the FMCSA, 9 out of 10 collisions are caused by the driver’s personal actions. These include improper maintenance of the truck or its tires, overloading, breaking problems and other driver-related errors. Only a small percent of collisions (3%) were attributed to conditions of the road and external surroundings. The survey reported that less than 1% of the truckers were drunk during the accident.
It is clear that a majority of truck accidents are driver related. Therefore, it is essential to take measures that will promptly preserve all evidence that may prove negligence and responsibility. If you have sustained injuries, it is important for you to protect your rights and have legal representation.
To help you seek damages for your injuries, pain and suffering, or to motivate carriers to be more careful in screening, selecting and monitoring their drivers, a truck accident lawsuit may be necessary.
If a large truck accident has left you injured, or has cost a loved one his or her life, you deserve proper compensation for all the injuries and loss you have suffered.
Seek the help of a leading truck accident lawyer Jami S. Oliver to help you consider your legal courses of action.
Call 614-220-9100 to schedule an appointment.