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Commercial Trucking Accident Case Details And Information

The majority of fatal trucking crashes happen in rural areas. Nearly four out of five fatal accidents happen on the weekend. More than a quarter of truck drivers involved in fatal truck crashes have prior convictions for speeding or driving recklessly—compared to a fifth of all passenger car drivers involved in fatal crashes.

What Common Defects Set the Stage for Tractor Trailer Accident Crashes?

Most defect-related tractor-trailer mishaps involve failed brakes, bald or otherwise failing tires and wheels, transmission issues, and steering engagement issues.

commercial truck driving at night and not getting sleep

If You or a Family Member Has Been Hurt by a Tractor Trailer Crash, Who Might Be Liable for Damages?

  • The driver
  • Owners of the tractor-trailer
  • The insurance company for the victim
  • The insurance company for the truck owner
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • A state or county responsible for maintaining the roads
  • Other drivers who may have contributed to the accident
  • Insurance companies of those other drivers