While many people have their license revoked for reckless driving every year, the same rules don’t always apply to trucking companies. Or at least, they know how to get around the rules revoking or suspending licenses. If a trucking company has had abundant on-the-road violations, insurance issues, serious accidents or problems, they could be shut down. In order to avoid these issues, trucking companies have begun what is termed as “chameleon” truckers.
Chameleon truckers are trucking companies that close, change their names, reapply for a new USDOT number, and begin trucking again. After being shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, this can happen in just a few short days.
After realizing what these companies had been doing, The US Government Accountability Office studied chameleon trucking accidents over a five year period and found that they were involved in crashes that killed 217 people and injured over 3,500 more. Although their legal names may change, they keep the same dangerous trucks and poor quality drivers.
If you believe you’ve been injured by a chameleon trucker, it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney immediately.
If you have had a Kansas trucking injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
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