The semis with which we share our roads are the largest and heaviest vehicles out there, and accordingly, they are at the heart of some of the most harmful accidents out there. The immense impact of truck accidents helps ensure that they are terrifyingly violent accidents. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a truck accident, consulting with an experienced Northwest Indiana truck accident attorney is the surest path forward.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shares many important statistics related to commercial truck accidents on our roadways, including:
Truck driver fatigue often plays a role in serious truck accidents. Truck drivers are professional drivers who are responsible for moving their massive rigs safely over our highways, and this requires that truckers remain alert while behind the wheel. Commercial trucks drive our economy, and business is booming, which means truck drivers are often pushed beyond the limits of safety. While federal restrictions limit the number of consecutive hours a driver can spend behind the wheel, some drivers bypass these restrictions – and some trucking companies push drivers to exceed these limitations – thus increasing the risk of truck accidents.
The massive trucks that roam our roads represent multiple crash risks, including:
Truck accidents are among the most dangerous accidents on our highways, and if a truck driver’s negligence leaves you injured, the dedicated truck accident attorneys at Arshad, Pangere & Warring are here to help. Your rights and your rightful compensation are our focus, and we’re committed to leaving no stone unturned in our pursuit of your case’s just resolution. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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