Death is a Highway for Texas Truckers.
One thing a great nation must possess in order to be a world financial power is something both simple and often overlooked: roads! The ancient Romans knew. Goods must be shipped in order for them to be imported, exported and distributed. The roads would be useless, however, if not for truckers. These unsung transporters are responsible for moving approximately 70% of all of our nation’s commercial goods. This enables all of us to not only enjoy a wide array of products on our supermarket shelves, but also gives us the luxury to remain an impressive contender in international commerce as a whole. Of course, this inevitably leads to competition and the pressure to deliver more, farther, faster, then causes accidents, shoddy work, or the most insidious of evils, to purposely cut corners. All of this is in addition to the routine distractions faced by every driver. This issue affects those in the Dallas area twofold, because it is an economic center and the state of Texas has been able to claim a top 5 spot in our country for commercial trucking fatalities for several consecutive years within the last decade alone.
Alarming statistics about the commercial trucking industry in Texas: This industry has adopted a “blanket term” for all of its issues concerning both safety and negligence because there is too wide a variety of ways that things can go wrong. If you’ve been in an accident involving a commercial truck or you’ve lost someone that was, you should contact a lawyer. Attorneys like XXXXX know that a “safety and maintenance violation” encompasses all of the following and more:
- Instances of drivers forging their logs so that they reflect periods of rest that were never taken
- Inadequate training
- Shooting for a bonus that could incite a driver to be less cautious (speeding, eating while driving, overloading the
trailer which makes it top-heavy and more difficult to control, often exceeding recommended capacity)
- Pressures from supervisors to increase delivery time
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Driving too fast (either in inclement weather or to properly navigate road conditions, like steep grades, intersections,
sharp curves, etc.)
An accident involving a commercial truck can be a devastating affair. Often, victims of these heartbreaking events are left permanently injured or have been taken from their families all too soon. During this trying time, it’s prudent to obtain representation that truly knows the ins-and-outs of this susceptible industry. Firms like Dallas-based XXXXX can really help you with your transition through a difficult experience. Call today for your complimentary case evaluation.
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