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Safety Issues With Tractor-Trailers

Charlotte NC Large Truck / Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer

In 2012 there was a large truck inspection that occurred, sadly this showed that 20% of those inspected, being over 2 million trucks, should not have been on the road due to service violations. Along with that, nearly 5% of truck drivers, 171,000, had enough violations to be be removed from their position.

An Illinois man knows what a the dangers of these large trucks are; he lost his wife, mother-in-law and two kids when a truck driver was speeding and smashed the back end of their van. According to the police report the truck driver had three prior rear-end accidents and seven warning letters from his employer, but was allowed to continue driving. Around 11 people each day suffer the same fate as this family.

Around 4,000 people are killed and 100,000 others are injured in large truck and bus crashes each year on the highways.

Can we make the roads safer?

  • Mercedes recently unveiled an autonomous truck and plans to have driverless trucks on the road by 2025.
  • Volvo Trucks has developed enhanced cruise controls which automatically engage the brakes if a truck approaches another vehicle too quickly and lane departure warning systems that alerts the driver if the truck drifts into the middle of the highway.

Contact the Large Truck / Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer

If you have suffered a serious injury in a truck accident, contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law serving both North Carolina and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, so act quickly.  Call (855) 5-BICE-LAW today or submit an online request  to get a free consultation with a  large truck / tractor trailer accident attorneyWe serve families across both North and South Carolina.  Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

Source: http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2014/7/30/CNBCserieslooksatsafetyofbigrigsonhighway.aspx

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