Rear-end collisions are one of the most deadly accidents that can occur on the road. Because of the rising danger, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for an increased installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Investigations from the NTSB has shown that forms of ITS help prevent rear-end collisions by alerting drivers about slowed or stopped traffic ahead of them.
While conducing their study, the NTSB found that an average of 400,000 commercial trucks were responsible for accidents across the U.S and 20% of the accidents were rear-end collisions. Because commercial trucks are about 40 times the size of other vehicles on the road, when a rear-end collision occurs, there is catastrophic damage.
Many situations involving a trucking accident can result in the truck driver and the trucking company both being responsible. Some examples that contribute to carrier liability include lighting violations, work hour violations, use of handheld cell phone for voice or texting purposes, rear-impact guard violations and much more. To read our news article on how an Atlanta boy was killed by a truckers negligence, go here.
If you have been injured in a commercial trucking accident, compensation for medical bills and rehabilitation can make all the difference. Having a skillful attorney not only helps fight commercial trucking companies, but it will also make the journey less frightening.
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 recover. 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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