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Trucking Accidents


Law Offices of
Vingelli and Company

 
7047 E. Greenway Pkwy
Suite 140
Scottsdale, AZ 85254


(480) 624-2788

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Trucks are ever present on the road.

The trucking industry contributes about $255.2 billion every year to the US economy. It’s no wonder there seems to be a large vehicle nearby every time and every here we drive. Unfortunately, many truckers are forced to battle drowsiness and overbooked schedules, making our roads even more dangerous.  In 2010 over 500,000 Large Truck and Commercial Vehicles were involved in accidents; with over 100,000 people sustaining serious injuries, and over 5000 people dying in these crashes.  This was compared to only 3200 deaths involving large trucks in 2009, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.   Don't expect these numbers to "flatten out" in the near future as over 20% more trucks are expected to hit the roads by the end of 2012.  In fact, the Legal Funding Industry, and organization that tracks Semi Truck Accidents has already seen a large spike in Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuit Funding due to these increases. 



Safety doesn’t always come first.

Every 16 minutes, a person is injured or dies in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, tractor trailer, or semi-truck. If you have been injured in a tractor trailer accident, it is important to consult a truck accident attorney right away. Vingelli and Company may be able to recover damages on your behalf from the negligent driver or trucking company.

 Truck driver fatigue is a leading cause of tractor trailer accidents, as drowsiness significantly increases a trucker's risk of being involved in a crash. When a trucking accident is caused by truck driver fatigue, the injured victim or their loved ones, in a case of wrongful death, can sue the truck driver or trucking company to recover for their losses. Vingelli and Company is aware of the federal trucking laws and will apply our extensive experience to investigate your case to determine whether the at-fault driver and trucking company violated hours of service regulations.

Our experience in handling trucking cases has shown us that trucking accidents commonly occur due to:

  • Lack of driver training
  • Schedule overload and impractical expectations imposed on drivers by trucking companies; this encourages drivers to rush and break the law (e.g., speeding) in spite of the obvious dangers.
  • Drivers with a history of accidents and traffic violations that have not had their commercial licenses suspended or revoked
  • Driver fatigue, drowsiness, alcohol intoxication, and prescription or illegal drug use
  • Road rage and other forms of aggressive driving
  • Failing to adapt to risky driving conditions (e.g., snow, black ice, fog, etc.)
  • Subpar maintenance of significant safety components of tractor trailers such as tires and brakes and inadequate repair work
  • Load exceeds truck's weight limit or is balanced incorrectly
  • Poorly maintained roads, malfunctioning traffic lights, inappropriate road layout, construction obstacles, obscure signage, insufficient lighting, and trees or shrubbery obstructing one's view
  • Commercial license requirements that differ depending on the state where it is acquired

 

We’ll make sure your recovery receives first priority.

Vingelli and Company is at your side following a trucking accident to ensure that your rights to lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and other related costs reimbursed to you. We will also help you deal with your own auto insurance company claims, in addition to handling your case against the other driver's insurance company. Even if you are unsure whether you are at fault, please consult with us immediately. Our job is to remove the burdens of pursuing and fighting for your accident case, so that you can concentrate on getting better. You need to get well, so we put your recovery first.



Contact Vingelli and Company for your free consultation and start the recovery process now.

 

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