Semi-truck drivers are dangerous and cause significant injuries. That is a headline we all know too well. On November 13, at least 16 high school hockey players were injured when a drunk semi-truck driver hit the team’s bus. Three student athletes were in critical condition following surgery. Just prior to the crash, the police were informed of a truck driver swerving in and out of lanes of traffic, while driving at a very high rate of speed. Officers were actually on their way to stop the truck driver when the crash occurred.
Truck crashes continue to be a major concern throughout the country. In states like Arizona, which serve as major arteries for truck drivers, these crashes are even more significant. Not only do semi-truck crashes cause more significant injuries due to the trucks’ size and weight, but the number of crashes continues to increase each year. This is because trucking companies push their drivers to work longer hours, in violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. When truck drivers drive past the number of permissible hours they are also more likely to fail to perform the appropriate safety checks and fill out the necessary logs. This leads to even more deadly crashes.
Snyder & Wenner has been litigating trucking crashes for over 40 years. We have the experience and expertise necessary to help you and your family. If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident, contact us today for a free consultation.