In 2015, more than 4,300 large trucks, buses, and tractor trailers were involved in fatal crashes, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). According to a report by that same agency, the two leading factors that are causing these fatal accidents involving large trucks are speeding and driver distraction or inattention.
Because large trucks travel the same streets and highways as other drivers and motorcyclists, this means that accidents involving them can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. And, due to their size and weight, these vehicles can cause catastrophic and life altering injuries. The combination of these factors results in particularly devastating injuries or fatalities for motorcyclists or motorists in passenger vehicles.
Another big concern for victims of trucking accidents is that evidence can “disappear” once the trucking company gets involved. Don’t leave your future or compensation to chance with an inexperienced or unknowledgeable attorney: Hire an experienced truck accident lawyer today.
At Lowman Law Firm, we know the ins and outs of protecting the rights of trucking accident victims. Because we view our clients and their loved ones as part of our family, we are compassionate towards them and fight hard to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. When you call Lowman Law Firm, you will always be able to speak directly with a trucking accident attorney — not a legal secretary or paralegal.