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Trucking Accident Facts

By Domina Law Group pc llo  Dec. 5, 2013 9:15a

Trucking accidents involving large commercial trucks, such as tankers and 18-wheelers, are generally much more complicated affairs than other traffic accidents. That is because assessing and placing fault can be a much more difficult proposition due to the fact that many different entities can be involved. These include the truck driver, the truck owner or the lessee of the truck owner, the company that loaded the cargo on the truck, and the manufacturer of the truck itself or its various parts, such as brakes, tires, and fuel lines that may have played a part in the cause of the accident. Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to federal rules and regulations. Violations of these regulations may contribute to or cause accidents. Trucks that are poorly maintained may also contribute to accidents. All of these factors must be investigated to determine cause in a commercial trucking accident.

Trucking accidents are known to be deadly when they involve smaller passenger vehicles. According to statistics compiled by many agencies from such sources as the U.S. Department of Transportation, 98 percent of all fatalities in trucking accidents happen to the occupants of smaller vehicles. An example of this occurred last year in western Nebraska in which a trucker failed to slow down when approaching cars that had stopped due to another accident on Interstate 80. The trucker rammed his tractor trailer into a car which then slammed into the car in front of it. All of the occupants in the both cars died as their vehicles burst into flames. Two adults and two children died. One of the adults was a pregnant woman. As a result, the negligent trucker was charged with multiple felonies.

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