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Brief statistics on Semi -truck Accidents:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the agency tasked with enforcing the Federal Regulations imposed on Semi-truck operators. These regulations cover a vast array of topics including how many hours one can drive, safety equipment, and qualifications for the operators.
These regulations are placed on these drivers in an effort to create a safer environment on the roadways we all share. The sheer size of these trucking rigs can pose enormous dangers if not operated in the correct manner. In 2014 alone, the number of large truck crashes resulting in fatalities in 2014 were 3,744. 88,000 is the number of large truck crashes resulting in bodily injury in that year. An additional 346,000 large truck crashes resulted in property damage. These statistics can be found at the following link: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2014
If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident it is important to seek legal representation. At Vanderpool Law Firm, you will speak directly with one of our attorneys. They will handle your case from start to finish and be here to answer any of your questions. It costs you nothing to contact our office and discuss your case. Call us today at (574) 268-9995.