Trucking companies have had a bad reputation over the last number of years due to their appalling safety records. In fact, numbers from the FMCSA state that commercial truck accidents are on the rise, with nothing being done from the companies’ side to lower these worrying statistics. As a result, the FMCSA passed into law a directive that’s set to change this trend which we’ll take a look at shortly.
Truck drivers are under a lot of pressure to deliver. This means that they have to work extraordinarily long hours and contend with fatigue and the resultant poor focus just so they can meet their daily targets which are usually humanly unrealistic. This fatigue makes it more likely that they would get into accidents due to poor focus and sleep deprivation. The government has stepped in by requiring all commercial trucks to be fitted with safety devices.
How Windshield-Mounted Safety Devices Work
These windshield-mounted safety devices do a good job at alerting drivers of a potential accident and if they’ve veered away from the main road. This allows drivers to take back control of their trucks just in time to prevent carnage on our roads. While this may seem like a touch and go affair, a lot of trucking companies may not warm up to this directive due to their reputation for not caring for their trucks with regard to maintenance and repair. In addition, fitting these windshield safety devices will come at a cost that might eat into these companies’ profits, especially if they have large fleets.
Legal Help for Truck Accidents – Act Fast!
Truck accidents are usually catastrophic on account of the sheer size of these vehicles in relation to the average civilian car size. Injuries sustained can change one’s life permanently, making it difficult or impossible to resume working. As a result, you need to sue for the highest possible amount so all your bills are taken care of and are left with a sizeable cash amount that will go a long way in taking care of your upkeep in the future as well as things like psychological and physical therapy.
Due to the time-sensitive nature of these accidents and the propensity for trucking companies to destroy evidence and driving, repair and maintenance records, it’s important that you get in touch with us immediately. Please call us today on 877-561-3004 for timely help into truck accidents. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.