Each year in the United States, approximately 5,000 people are killed and nearly 150,000 are injured in trucking accidents on our nation’s roadways. One in four passenger vehicle deaths in multiple-vehicle crashes involve a large truck, and large trucks are involved in multiple-vehicle fatal crashes twice as often as passenger vehicles.
Although drivers and truck owners have an obligation to operate their vehicles in the safest manner possible, mistakes do happen. Several things can go wrong, including drivers falling asleep (truck driver fatigue), truck freight shifting, loads improperly anchored, and more.
At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, PC., we have been very successful in settling claims against trucking companies. This provides the injured parties with the financial resources they need to seek healthcare and maintain their quality of life. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, please call or e-mail our car accident attorneys today.