Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident? Each year, thousands of trucking accidents take place in the United Sates and cause serious injuries and in some cases, fatalities. The average large commercial truck can weigh as much as 30 times a passenger automobile. Because of their significant mass, any crash between a truck and a smaller vehicle is bound to bring about catastrophic results. Lawmakers recognize the risks associated with trucks and have established a special set of traffic laws to minimize hazard to the general population. Our skilled team of legal experts can reveal violations of regulations to strengthen your case.
Trucks are complex vehicles that require precise and constant maintenance in order to abide by the correct regulations. Failure to perform mandatory procedures can result in catastrophic and sometimes fatal accidents. For instance, trucks are supposed to be tested to guarantee that all parts of the vehicle are in perfect working condition. These parts being:
- Brake lights
- Fluid levels
Due to the risk associated with these parts, and coupled with countless other risk factors, truck drivers are responsible for a significant number of fatalities. Grueling work hours as the result of strict deadlines is among the most common causes of accidents. When a driver is fatigued, they fail to notice smaller cars, keep track of their blind spots, sufficiently scan the road for possible hazards, and neglect to sufficiently monitor their speed.
At no point should a victim of a truck accident should have to speak to an insurance company or accept a settlement offer without an experienced advocate on their side. Insurance companies make very low offers to maximize their own profits instead of paying accident victims what they are truly entitled to.
The knowledgeable legal team of attorneys at the Law Offices of Savin & Bursk can effectively represent victims of accidents caused by negligent truck drivers. Contact us today for a free consultation.