There were 3,598 truck accident fatalities in 2015, and another 83,000 injuries resulting from these truck wrecks, according to the FMCSA’s ‘Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015’, and the number of truck wrecks that caused fatalities increased by eight percent from 2014 to 2015.
A catastrophic crash involving a bus and a commercial truck in Russia has killed 11 people, including nine children between the ages of 12 and 14.
Recently, the FMCSA closed its period for public comments regarding a proposal that would make it mandatory for all commercial drivers to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which has been identified as one of major causes of truck accidents.
If you have sustained a serious injury in a truck wreck, contact 1-800-Truck-Wreck and speak to one of the lawyers at Eberstein & Witherite, LLP.
What makes this bus accident in Pennsylvania even more tragic is that it probably didn’t have to happen.
The Texas big truck accident lawyers of 1800 Truck Wreck report on a truck accident in Fort Worth that killed five and injured 12, where the family alleges that the commercial truck driver’s negligence caused the wreck.
Accidents involving 18-wheelers are often much more devastating than accidents involving two passenger vehicles, because 18-wheelers are larger, more powerful, and capable of massive property damage.
Always consult with a truck accident lawyer, who can provide the information needed to determine if a lawsuit against the trucking company is warranted.
One of the dangers of commercial trucks – including 18-wheelers, dump trucks and tractor-trailers is that they are large, unwieldy vehicles that can cause devastating injuries and property damage if a driver loses control for even a second.