The trucking industry continues to be a common thread for delivering goods to local businesses. They’re a mainstay on our highways and a necessary part of American life.
Montana personal injury law firms know that as more and more 18-wheelers share the road with passenger vehicles, they pose an increasing threat to safety on our highways.
Considering that the average truck is about 75 feet long and weighs on average, 80,000 lbs, when an accident occurs, the outcome is often catastrophic to anyone involved. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that our nation suffers an average of 500,000 truck accidents every year. This is often due to driver fatigue. Is it any wonder, considering the long distances these drivers travel on a daily basis?
Truck drivers must adhere to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) strict rules and guidelines for safety.
These guidelines are usually followed, which prevents personal injury accidents. However, when you combine unrealistic scheduling, dangerous weather, and high traffic areas along with the truck company’s decreased profit margin and need to expedite deliveries, the stress placed on drivers by their managers can be overwhelming. Considering that many drivers are paid by the miles per hour that they drive, there’s the added temptation to push the limits of safety.
Truck accident attorneys will fight for your right to have the best medical care available and to ensure that you get the best settlement for your claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman and Butte, or anywhere in Montana, please contact a Truck Accident Attorney today.
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