Standing Up For People Injured In Truck Or Bus Accidents
Accidents involving large trucks and busses are among the most serious and deadly. At Vocelle & Berg, LLP, our personal injury attorneys focus on holding negligent parties accountable and helping injury survivors recover compensation for their damages.
It is important to have a truck or bus accident attorney who has had experience along with the knowledge of commercial vehicle laws. We have the knowledge and experience to investigate your crash and hold the powerful trucking companies and insurance companies accountable.
We Can Act Quickly To Investigate
Driver fatigue is a common problem. Companies often encourage their drivers to violate regulations and drive extra hours. Careful examination of records after an accident often shows serious and even fraudulent violations of those safety regulations.
Commercial vehicles must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations concerning their equipment and their drivers’ hours of service. Trucking companies are only required to maintain many of those records for six months. Without obtaining those records before they are destroyed, the injured person or survivors of a person killed in a truck or bus crash have a much more difficult time proving the company’s negligence.
What Are The Statistics About Truck Crashes?
Large trucks were much more likely to be involved in fatal multiple-vehicle crashes than were passenger vehicles. Most of the fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in rural areas (62%), during the daytime (66%) and on weekdays (78%).
The percentage of large truck drivers involved in fatal crashes due to drunk driving who had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher was one percent (1%) in 2007. The BAC level for all commercial vehicle operators in every state in the U.S. is .04 g/dL, half of the legal limit of .08 for all other drivers.
Injured? Schedule A Free Consultation With A Lawyer
Contact our Vero Beach law office today for a free consultation if you, a loved one or a friend has suffered an injury as a result of a crash involving a large truck or bus. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 772-562-8111 or send us an email.