Across America, accidents involving large commercial trucks result in significant financial, physical, and emotional harm. This harm is suffered not just by victims and their families, but also by society as a whole when absorbing the costs that can be attributed accidents. Preventing or reducing the number of these accidents requires the cooperation of the major bodies involved, including the trucking industry and Congress. According to a recent opinion piece in theNew York Times, however, neither group is taking sufficient action.
According to theNew York Times article, “The Trucks Are Killing Us,” Congress has not taken action to prevent truck accidents, as outlined below:
Unfortunately, it is not just Congress that appears to be dropping the ball when it comes to improving safety and preventing truck accidents. The trucking industry itself has failed to take many possible steps to reduce the number of accidents that occur, including the following:
If you were involved in an accident with a large truck, it is important to act quickly. We encourage you to contact Kaufman Law, P.C. today at (404) 355-4000 for more information about protecting your legal rights.