Lawyers / Attorneys: Evaluating Nationwide Large Truck Accidents, Injuries & Death

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If you were potentially seriously injured as a result of a large truck accident, or you have a loved one who was injured or even died following a large truck accident, please contact us immediately for a FREE potential case evaluation.  

Every year thousands of U.S. citizens are seriously injured or killed as a result of large truck accidents. 

For example, in 2007, the overall statistics were as follows:

  • Deaths in accidents involving large trucks: 4,808
  • Non-fatal accidents involving large trucks: 139,587
  • Injury crashes involving large trucks: 56,487
  • Large trucks involved in tow-away crashes: 83,100

In 2006, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published an extensive report titled The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS).

The purpose of the study was to examine the underlying causes behind serious crashes involving large trucks (which are specifically designated as trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating over 10,000 pounds).  

From the approximately 120,000 large truck crashes that occurred between April 2001 and December 2003, a nationally-representative sample was carefully selected. Each crash in the LTCCS sample involved at least one or more large truck and resulted in an injury or a death.

The LTCCS sample of 967 crashes involved a total of 1,127 large trucks. Of the 967 crashes in the sample, 73 per cent involved a large truck colliding with at least one other vehicle.

The top 10 causes of accidents involving large trucks were:

  • Problems with the vehicle’s brake-systems
  • Traffic flow interruption and congestion
  • Prescription drug use
  • Traveling too fast for the conditions
  • Unfamiliarity with the relevant roadway
  • Roadway problems
  • Failing to stop at traffic control devices, such as crosswalks
  • Over-the-counter drug use
  • A lack of proper attention
  • Tiredness

All of these factors have resulted in tragic deaths, serious injuries, and misery for the victims of such accidents, as well as for their families.  

In a case involving personal injury or death, the person who initiates the action – the plaintiff – has to demonstrate that either the trucking company or the driver showed evidence of negligence, and that they did not demonstrate or execute what could be considered a reasonable standard of care.  

The criteria for such evidence can include:

  • A truck that was incorrectly loaded or a truck that was overloaded to the extent that it was in violation of federal trucking safety rules
  • A truck-driver who drove his or her vehicle in a reckless fashion
  • A truck that, as a result of inaction on the part of either the company or the driver, was not properly maintained in accordance with required safety regulations
  • A truck-driver who has been adversely affected by drugs (prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal); alcohol; and/or tiredness
  • A truck-driver or company that fails to comply with federal trucking regulations in general

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In all personal injury cases involving large trucks, it is extremely important that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, to investigate the case in question, and to enable physicians, attorneys, or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries.   

If you or a loved one or friend is injured and may have a potential legal claim, call The Mulligan Law Firm now at 1-866-LAW-0001.  

The initial consultation is FREE of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. 

You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.   

Do not delay!   

If you delay, and the statute of limitations time period expires, you may lose all your rights to file any claim for compensation of any kind.  

If you are not sure or need additional help, please fill out our form on this website or call us for help at 1-866-LAW-0001 (1-866-529-0001)

A member of our firm will call you as soon as possible to help you determine the possibility of filing a potential claim. 

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced attorney regarding cases of personal injury and wrongful death, please submit our potential case intake form on this website for a free evaluation of your situation.  

We will respect the confidentiality of your information to the fullest extent.  

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