Many 18-Wheeler Accidents Could Have Been Avoided

by Monty Yolles on October 2, 2012

Over-the-road transportation of goods from city to city and state to state is an integral part of the U.S. economy, allowing us to enjoy regular access to products from across the country and around the globe.  We may not like it at times, but sharing our roads with 18-wheelers is a fact of life.

A drawback to nationwide distribution of products is the regular occurrence of 18-wheeler accidents.  Given the size and weight of an empty 18-wheeler, much less a fully loaded one, it is no surprise 18-wheeler accidents can be very serious, often resulting in traumatic injuries to the people involved.

The trucking industry is heavily regulated, and those regulations are designed to minimize the risk of harm to the public. Tractor trailer drivers must comply with more regulations than non-commercial drivers, including regulations for properly loading trailers, heightened drug and alcohol regulations, inspection and maintenance rules and rules limiting the number of hours a driver can operate a vehicle in a 24-hour period.

When trucking companies or individual truck drivers disregard or get sloppy with industry regulations, dangerous situations can arise and may often go unnoticed.  The results can be accidents with injuries that may have been avoided if the regulations had been properly implemented and followed.

Companies or individual drivers who disregard safety regulations should be held accountable for the accidents they cause.  Victims may be entitled to recover money for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.  If you or someone you know was injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, contact us to discuss your case.  There are time limits to bringing legal actions. Equally important is capturing and preserving evidence and witness testimony.  So act quickly to preserve your rights.

Monty Yolles, founder of THE YOLLES LEGAL GROUP, is an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the nuances of the Maryland legal system. Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to monty@yolleslaw.com.

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