Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers: Improperly Loaded Cargo and Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks are an integral part of our nation’s economy. An estimated 3.5 million truck drivers work in the U.S., delivering nearly 70% of all transported freight. Unfortunately though, the high number and large size of commercial trucks poses a serious threat to everyone they share the road with. Each year, nearly 4,000 people are killed and tens of thousands more are injured in collisions with large commercial trucks. In an effort to identify the primary causes and conditions of serious truck accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration compiled data from approximately 120,000 serious injury or fatal truck crashes that happened over a period of 33 months. The study identified 19 factors most frequently associated with trucking accidents and separated them by those merely present at the time of the crash, and those that increase the risk of having a crash. By far, cargo shift was found to have the highest relative risk ratio. Truck drivers are responsible

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