Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Truck Accident Lawyer from Los Angeles Urges Trucking Firms to Educate Drivers

During the past decade, the California Highway Patrol has compiled records on the number of total fatalities and injuries related to motor vehicle and traffic accidents throughout the state. Although it noted a slight decrease in fatalities, the number of people injured during traffic-related accidents and collisions noticeably increased. On average, only one out of every 73 cases does not result in a claim.

The same statistics reveal an increase in the number of truck drivers found at fault in injury collisions—from 2,211 in 2012 to 2,360 in 2013 alone. Therefore, it is only natural for truck companies to be concerned about their legal liabilities regarding damages incurred by their drivers while driving company vehicles, not to mention covering the legal fees of a reputable truck accident lawyer in Los Angeles to represent them in court.

Preventive measures are not nearly enough

According to the Department of Transportation, approximately 4.3% of all highway vehicles are commercial trucks (e.g. big rigs, semis, semi-trailers, tractor trailers, and 18-wheelers). While this figure may seem like a low volume on paper, the sheer size of these commercial trucks becomes the problem, specifically when they are involved in traffic-related accidents.
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