Beware of the Tractor Trailer

by | May 1, 2007

Traffic fatalities and injuries resulting from collisions involving large trucks or tractor trailers exceed 100,000 annually. Indeed, approximately 5,000 people a year die in accidents involving large trucks and tractor trailers while over a 100,000 additional people are injured, many catastrophically. Although regulations purport to assure that only properly licensed, carefully trained and adequately rested drivers operate the tractor trailers and trucks that traverse our roadways, we all know from stories that are reported, on what seems like is a daily basis, that tractor trailer or truck accidents cause catastrophic injuries because inadequately trained, overly-tired, or unlicensed drivers were behind the wheel of a truck or tractor trailer.

Additionally, preventative maintenance and record keeping requirements for tractor trailers imposed by either manufacturers or the Federal Government are frequently overlooked or carelessly maintained. This results in the instantaneous and tragic erosion in the landscape of what was once a normal individual or “average American family”. Collisions with large trucks or tractor trailers frequently result in traumatic brain injury or death. Often the victims are children. The tractor trailer lawyers at Chaikin & Sherman, P.C. have had a long history of representing individuals injured through the carelessness of tractor trailer or large truck drivers or operators. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

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