Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 17, 2014
The public safety advocates at TruckAccidentLawsuit.net are announcing new information on the site for drivers affected by large truck traffic on our nation’s roadways. The National Transportation Safety Board recently indicated they will launch a probe into truck safety following a high profile accident*.
The Truck Accident Center is a free resource providing the latest information on truck safety, regulations, accident news and lawsuits for victims and families seeking help after an accident. Visitors can learn more about truck laws and accidents in their area, and decide if they need legal advice following a crash.
A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that large trucks over 10,000 pounds, including semis, cargo and delivery trucks, tankers, government and construction trucks are involved in a disproportionately high number of accidents resulting in injury or death**. Reports also show human error or faulty equipment is often the cause***.
Now, following the high profile death of a comedian and injury of TV star Tracey Morgan in a truck crash, the NTSB has joined in the investigation and indicated it will look deeper into commercial truck safety, maintenance, medical qualifications, driver fatigue and impairment testing, and equipment technology*.
Lawyers can help those affected by truck accidents investigate their case to understand the causes and whether they can seek compensation from those responsible.
Those who have been injured of lost a family member due to a truck accident are encouraged to visit The Truck Accident Center or speak with a lawyer about their options. The Accident Center only recommends lawyers who have already handled heavy truck and complex injury lawsuits.
For more information on truck accidents, safety regulations, recent studies and litigation news, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.TruckAccidentLawsuit.net.
*New Jersey Star-Ledger, 6/15/14; nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/06/rising_truck_fatalities_nationwide_leading_to_new_scrutiny_in_wake_of_tracy_morgan_crash.html
**Traffic Safety Facts, NHTSA, 2008; www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811158.pdf
***Large Truck Crash Causation Study, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 10/05; ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/ltccs/default.asp?page=reports