When looking at the separate categories of highway accidents in the United States, it becomes apparent that truck accidents are a major cause of death, injury, and property destruction. Every year, people are killed or injured in accidents involving large cargo vehicles. This occurs on a regular basis and most victims in these accidents are occupants of passenger vehicles. If you or a loved one was hurt in an trucking accident, speak our personal injury team at the Law Office of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C. Our Memphis truck accidents lawyer can give you peace of mind.
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Passenger vehicle occupants are at a disproportionate risk when it comes to truck accidents. This is largely due to the fact that semi-trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, and other large transport vehicles weigh as much as 20 to 30 times what a conventional passenger vehicle weighs. Moreover, these vehicles are often heavily loaded, occasionally with hazardous cargo.
If a truck is improperly loaded, or if the vehicle has not been correctly inspected and maintained, other drivers are compromised. Truck drivers also jeopardize others when they drive recklessly, use drugs including some prescription drugs, drink and drive, text behind the wheel, or skip mandatory rest breaks and feel tired while driving.
If you are the victim of a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation. You do not have to face this on your own. For more information about your rights after a truck accident, call Law Office of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C. Find out how our Memphis truck accident firm is prepared to fight for your rights.
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