Commercial truck drivers face tougher laws than any other motorist because they are in control of large and very heavy vehicles weighing up to 100,000 lbs. When commercial trucks are involved in an accident, the injuries sustained can be much more severe, and are often deadly.
A total of 4,102 people died in large truck crashes in 2017. 17% of these deaths were truck occupants, 68% were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 14% were pedestrians.
Causes of Truck, Tractor Trailer and Semi-Trailer Truck Accidents:
- Driver fatigue
- Poor/faulty maintenance
- Distracted driving
- Technical malfunction
- Brake failure or out of service brakes
- Tire blowouts
- Override accidents
- Runaway trailers
- Overloaded trailers
- Driver error
- Violation of the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
At Cutler Rader, we are dedicated to helping the victims of truck accidents recover substantial amounts of money to help them get their lives back on track or to help compensate for the loss of a loved one. We recommend you pursue a claim soon after your truck wreck as there are certain time limitations on how long you have to file a claim.
Contact our experienced truck accident attorneys at (954) 913-CASE (2273) for a complimentary consultation.
Prior Verdict and Settlement handled by the firm’s tractor trailer and truck accident attorneys:
$110,000 settlement for a woman who was mistakenly blamed by police for causing a collision.
$4,000,000 settlement for a pedestrian with severe leg injuries after he was run over by a work truck. The driver was an unlicensed lineman driving a truck owned by an extremely underinsured sub-contractor. After extensive discovery in several states, we were able to make claims against the general contractor and encourage them to settle the case.