Most injuries and deaths in large truck crashes are to the occupants of passenger vehicles. This is primarily due to the fact that trucks often way 20-30 times more than passenger cars and are taller with greater ground clearance, which can result in passenger cars going underneath trucks in crashes.
Most trucking collisons are avoidable and occur due to the carelessness of drivers and poor maintenance of trucks. Loaded tractor-trailers take 20-40% farther than cars to stop, and the discrepancy is greater on slippery roads or with poorly maintained brakes. Truck driver fatigue is also a major factor in truck crashes. A survey conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute showed that many truck drives violate Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations and work longer than permitted.
At WOODS LAW, we understand trucking regulations and how to prove negligence on the part of trucking companies and their drivers. Trucking cases are much more complex than automobile cases and time is of the essence in pursuing trucking accident claims. Do not hesitate, call us now at (404) 840-0777. You may be entitled to compensation.