Boston Truck Accident Lawyer
Why 18 Wheeler Wrecks Are Still Happening
and How the Trucking Industry Affects You
There is no denying the important role of the trucking industry’s production when it comes to economic growth and stability. However, the employment rate in trucking in comparison to industry growth is bleakly unparalleled. According the American Trucking Association there is a shortage of 30,000 to 35,000 drivers to fill positions nationwide.
Because of this shortage (along with company demands), truck drivers are under tremendous pressure to meet deadlines and get merchandise to its destination within certain timeframes, sometimes unrealistic ones. This has become a danger to not only other drivers, but the truckers themselves. In fact, in 2011, there was an increase of five percent in job fatalities for occupations in the transportation and material moving industries according the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
Of course, industry supply and demand is not to blame for all of the accidents that involve large trucks and commercial vehicles. Truck drivers are expected to use good time management, make sound decisions, and adhere to traffic safety while on the road. There are many truck drivers, however, who neglect to do so.
More Statistics of Tractor Trailer Accidents in the USA
Trucking companies relentlessly transport merchandise with the intent of meeting the massive demands of manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. Various domestic industries, ranging from farming to e-commerce, rely on an efficient and functional trucking operation…but what is this really costing us?
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of people injured in accidents involving large trucks increased by 18% from 88,000 in 2011 to 112,000 in 2012.
Data also indicated that large trucks were 28% more likely to be in multiple-vehicle accidents than passenger vehicles (which means more injuries).
Need a Boston Truck Accident Lawyer?
In the eyes of the law, a wreck with an 18 wheeler is considered to be different from other traffic crashes, which is why there are special laws designed specifically for these case types.
When you decide to hire a knowledgeable Boston truck accident lawyer, you’re signing up for your rights to compensation to be protected.
Not only does Attorney Levine have years of experience in dealing with the complex laws that pertain to truck accidents, he also understands the inner workings of the insurance companies that are involved.
These companies are legally obligated to cover any debt that their insured has caused to you, which is why they always will attempt to downplay what really happened to their advantage. They may say claim that you aren’t really injured or that the accident was your own fault. Don’t fall for it. Get an attorney that will stand up for you. Get The Heavy Hitter®.