Large commercial trucks and 18-wheeler trucks are vital to commerce and economic development in the United States. Unfortunately, these large vehicles can be deadly. Federal statistics reveal that large trucks comprise only 3% of the vehicles on our roads but are involved in 12% of traffic fatalities.
Many trucking accidents result from:
• Driver Fatigue or Excessive Hours of Service
• Mechanical Failure
• Failure to Maintain and Repair the Vehicle
• Unsafe Driving
Commercial truck drivers undergo professional training and must follow special safety regulations governing when and how they drive. Trucking companies and their drivers often ignore safety regulations in order to meet strict delivery deadlines. For example, trucking companies often fail to inspect the vehicles and fail to maintain brakes, tires, lights, and other equipment. Drivers occasionally work long hours on very little sleep or take drugs to stay awake.
Mr. Vosseller represents clients injured in collisions caused by large commercial vehicles. He is familiar with the unique licensing, training, supervision, and safety regulations that apply to large trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, and other commercial vehicles.