At Arnold & Itkin, our truck accident lawyers provide skilled legal representation to surviving family members after fatal truck accidents.
Trucking accidents are among the most fatal incidents that can occur on any road in the United States. The average tractor trailer, when fully-loaded, can be up to 80,000 pounds, or roughly the weight of a freight train car. The average passenger vehicle is about 3,000 pounds, 4% the weight of a loaded truck. As a result, truck collisions are almost always catastrophic.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have handled many trucking accident cases before. Our experience with these tragic stories makes us well-suited for presenting wrongful death claims against negligent or reckless trucking companies. If you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, we know no amount of money could ever replace them. Wrongful death claims are designed to recover medical costs, funeral costs, and the pain and mental anguish that results from grief. In the end, seeking compensation is designed to secure justice for your loved one’s memory while allowing you the resources to heal.
You deserve compensation for your loss. Hold at-fault companies responsible by contacting our firm.
According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, 2013 saw 3,602 deaths in all collisions involving large trucks, including tractor trailers, semis, and commercial trucks. That is a little over 10% of all fatalities in vehicle collisions in the United States. Of these deaths, over 82% were the deaths of people who were not occupants of the large truck. Other statistics reveal that 98% of accidents involving a semi-truck resulted in at least 1 fatality.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s findings on truck fatalities, the critical failure that led to the crash was on the part of large trucks 55% of the time. Of these instances, the driver was directly responsible 87% of the time, and the vehicle was responsible an additional 10% of the time. That means nearly all truck crashes that are the fault of the driver are preventable by adhering to existing safety regulations, best practices, and health requirements.
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No matter whether your loved one was involved in a truck accident caused by a texting driver, a negligent driver who was driving while drunk, or even if employer negligence resulted in equipment malfunction, Arnold & Itkin can help. By seeking the assistance and guidance of our skilled attorneys, you will be able to take the necessary steps toward pursuing maximum monetary compensation to hold liable parties accountable and to cover all damages.
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Do not let your loss go unanswered. Schedule a free consultation with our wrongful death attorneys.