According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), fatalities from big truck crashes rose in 2017, despite the decline in the overall traffic fatality rate for the same year. Of the 4,761 deaths attributed to big truck crashes, about 1,300 of those deaths were truck drivers. The remaining 72 percent of trucking fatalities occurred in the other vehicle involved in the accident. Additionally, deaths in over-the-road tractor trailers rose 5.8 percent in 2016.
Many of these fatal accidents are caused by distracted driving, in spite of the increased use and requirements of driver assistance safety features and technology found on most large, commercial trucks.
Large commercial vehicles and 18-wheelers are unquestionably intimidating titans on our highways. When someone is involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler the results are often catastrophic.
Semi-trailer drivers are often overworked and over hours. If you or a loved one has been involved in an 18-wheeler accident, call us immediately for the experienced advice you deserve.
The attorneys at Sticklen & Dreyer are skilled in representing individuals who have been hurt in tractor-trailer accidents. They have decades of experience in dealing with large trucking companies and the insurance companies that represent them. Our team of experienced lawyers and staff members know what it takes to provide clients in Joplin, Columbia, and the surrounding areas with the help and legal representation they deserve when going against the biggest trucking companies in America.
Sticklen & Dreyer are your 18-wheeler accident attorneys in Joplin and Columbia.
If you have a case against a trucking company, contact us immediately so that we can fight for your rights. We are your eighteen-wheeler accident attorneys. Contact us at 888-959-5445.
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