Truck accidents are one of the most serious incidents that occur in modern day society. There are 15.5 million semi-trucks operating in the United States. More than 2 million of these trucks are double semi’s, known as tractor trailers. There are more than 1.2 million companies in the United States, with more than 10% of these companies have up to six vehicles in their commercial fleet.
There are more than 5 billion miles driven every year by truck drivers. The entire United States economy resides on trucks. More than 70% of all freight transported in the United States, is driven by semi-trucks.
Semi-Truck accident safety tends to get second place behind profits for a lot of truck companies. We would like to help reverse this trend. Examining the first 24 hours after a major incident, the causes of semi-truck accidents, and going through some prevention guidelines, we can examine the best approach to reducing the number of accidents that occur in our society.
However, if we can’t prevent the accident, what are the next steps to take by you or your loved one? The steps you take can help secure the financial safety of you and your family, both in the doctors you choose, and the legal counsel that helps you navigate the legal obsticales that arise after a serious incident.