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Holding the trucking industry responsible for negligence

Large commercial trucks can impact other cars and smaller trucks with heavy forces rarely seen from other vehicles. These vehicles have heavy loads that can shift and fall onto the road as debris or cause the truck to overturn, extra weight due to size and a large height and width to protect them, but what do passenger vehicles have? In many cases, a passenger vehicle doesn't stand a chance in a wreck with an 18-wheeler, and that means the people inside could be severely injured or killed.

Right now, drivers can only work 70 hour weeks in most cases. These hours can be completed over eight days, which aims to keep drivers fit and rested when on the roads. If drivers don't take the time off they need, they put others at risk because of their fatigue and negligence.

Truck crashes are becoming more and more serious. Between 2009 and 2013, the number of deaths in truck-related crashes went up 17 percent. In 2013, almost 4,000 people died in truck-involved crashes.

While anyone can be hurt in any kind of crash, truck accidents are much more likely to cause serious injuries than car accidents would. The vehicle's speed, weight and other factors make it a killing machine that has little remorse for victims.

If you've been injured or if you've lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may want to consider your options for compensation. You have a right to make a claim for the losses you've suffered. Our website has more information on truck accidents, trucking regulations, personal injuries and what you can expect from a lawsuit. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your particular case.

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