Weighing more than 80,000 pounds and measuring up to 75 feet in length, tractor-trailers are a serious danger on the roads. At 20 times the size of typical passenger cars, these mechanical beasts cause over 500,000 accidents, and kill over 5,000 people each year. The majority of those tragically killed in truck accidents are occupants of other cars, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. In truck accidents involving cars, SUVs and motorcycles, 77% of those injured and 86% of those killed are the drivers or passengers of the smaller vehicles.
The leading causes of accidents by truck drivers are fatigue and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. As the number of truck accidents increases across the country, caused by driver fatigue, speeding, aggressive driving, cell phone use or texting, unsecured loads or defective truck equipment, you, your friends and loved ones are at risk.
Unfortunately, truck accidents are not as cut and dry as car crashes. These intricate cases require the aid of experienced truck accident attorneys who understand the complicated web of local, state and federal regulations for trucks and tractor-trailers.
You need the experienced truck accident injury attorneys Fellows Hymowitz Rice on your side. We are there for the victims of truck accidents and will fight to secure your future with the compensation you deserve.
You should not have to pay for a truck driver’s carelessness or
the negligence of a trucking company.
Fellows Hymowitz Rice may be able to help.