Truck accidents are among the most devastating incidents an individual can be involved in. On many occasions the victim of a trucking crash is left with life-altering injuries It is also very common that a trucking accident results in a fatality. Approximately 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. An alarming one out of every eight traffic related fatalities involves a commercial trucking collision. The trucking industry is highly regulated by both state and federal governments in an effort to ensure the public’s safety. Notwithstanding these efforts the number of crashes and injuries are staggering.
There are safeguards in place to ensure the safety of the public. Among these is the fact that operators of tractor trailer trucks are limited in the amount of consecutive hours they could spend on the road without rest. To regulate this, operators are required to keep logs which must be filed to assure that they are not driving more hours than those proscribed by the law. Many truck accidents arise as a result of the fatigue of working too many hours. Truckers sometimes falsify these logs in order to finish a job faster in order to take on additional jobs in order to make more money. Many times it is not only the operator of the truck who puts money before safety but the owner of the trucking company who may also condone this kind of behavior as it could amount to greater earnings at the expense of the lives of the victims of these crashes.
If you or a family member is injured in a trucking accident it is extremely important that you retain the services of a lawyer who has extensive experience representing victims of trucking accident cases. Attorney Jimmy De La Espriella has a great deal of experience in this field and has extensive knowledge on the regulations meant to protect the public which are often not complied with by the trucking companies. Please contact our offices at (305)665-1167 for a free consultation with attorney Jimmy De La Espriella so that you may become knowledgeable of your rights and how he and his legal team can protect those rights against the trucking companies.
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