Learn about the most common causes of trucking accidents, in this helpful guide from the Green Law Firm, P.C.
It is estimated that over 15 million trucks travel more than 150 billion miles across the United States each and every year. Many of these trucks travel from New York to California each and every day by passing through the State of Colorado. This booming trucking industry rakes in over $250 billion in annual revenue. Yet this high profit comes at quite an expense. It is estimated that more than a half-million trucking accidents occur each year—and are responsible for 1 out of every 8 traffic fatalities.
Profits often drive trucking companies and truck drivers to routinely break both state and federal trucking rules and regulations. Truck drivers may extend their hours on the road in order to deliver their goods on time. While trucking companies may overload vehicles or cut corners in maintenance to save money. When this occurs, devastating trucking accidents can—and do—occur.
The average fully loaded big rig weighs close to 80,000 pounds. The average car on the road weighs just 3,000 pounds. When these two vehicles collide, the passengers in the car are the ones that are severely injured. These injuries are often life threatening and can result in permanent disability, disfigurement, and even death.
There are numerous reasons why a trucking accident may occur in Colorado and all of these factors must be considered carefully before filing a claim. In many cases there may be multiple parties to blame for the crash, including the truck driver, the trucking company, and even the truck owner.
If you have been injured, or have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, you need an experienced truck accident attorney on your side. Contact the experienced Colorado Springs trucking accident attorneys at the Green Law Firm today to schedule a no-obligation consultation and discuss your case. Call us today at 1-719-694-8515.