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The amount of force generated in a car accident is great enough to seriously injure, or even kill. Weighing between 4,000 and 6,000 pounds, a car can be lethal, especially when colliding with another object at high speeds. However, that level of damage is nothing when compared to the destruction that can occur in a crash with a large commercial truck.
A loaded commercial 18-wheeler can weigh 80,000 pounds. Tractor-trailers are larger and higher off of the ground than most motor vehicles. Consequently, this creates two serious issues that make them deadly on the road. Therefore, it is no surprise that truck accidents usually result in more serious injuries and fatalities than regular car accidents.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in a truck accident, you deserve the maximum compensation allowable by law. Attorney Lawyer A. Twillie II is a dedicated Connecticut truck accident lawyer. He is devoted to giving you the attention you deserve. Likewise, he is committed to holding the trucking industry responsible for their negligence. Request a free and confidential case review by attorney Twillie at (844) 438-5252.
An Industry That Puts Profits before People
Many believe that most trucking collisions are simply freak accidents, however, that’s generally not the case. In fact, most of the time, semi-truck accidents are the result of something more alarming. Neglectful trucking companies, poor regulations, and reckless or distracted drivers share the blame.
Some companies in the industry cut as many corners as possible to increase their profits. As a result, they sometimes will do the following:
Fail to properly vet their drivers during the hiring process.
Not properly train their drivers.
Provide inadequate supervision of their drivers.
Irregular testing of their drivers for illegal substances.
Encourage their drivers to break federal trucking laws and regulations.
Persuade their drivers to do whatever it takes to deliver loads more quickly.
Improperly care for and maintain their vehicles.
Not properly load their vehicles.
Inadequately or improperly address the serious issue of distracted driving.
Fail to properly or adequately address the issue of fatigued driving.
Commercial Truck Accidents & Fatigued Driving
The Federal Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) allow truck drivers to work 11 consecutive hours a day. Incredibly, they allow truckers to work up to 90 hours a week! That is more than doublethe typical 40 hour work week. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that fatigued driving accounts for as much as 40 percent of all trucking accidents.
In spite of these regulations, evidence shows many truckers don’t follow those laws. How, you might ask? By faking their log books or driving during rest periods with the implied approval of their employers. Sadly, fatigued driving accidents are entirely avoidable. Holding the people responsible for putting lives at risk is just one of the ways Attorney Twillie can help.
CT Truck Accident Attorney Lawyer A. Twillie II Can Help Your Recovery Process
If you have questions about your find out about your case, call me at (844) 438-5252 or send me an email. Your consultation with me is FREE & CONFIDENTIAL. Besides, since I work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. If you can’t come to me, I will come to you.