New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 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. Crash data has been added for an accident last week involving two semi trucks and a passenger car*.
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, the Accident Center has added new information about a crash last week in Arizona, in which an out-of-control semi truck crossed a medium on Interstate 10 into oncoming traffic*. The truck collided with another semi as well as a passenger car, killing one driver and injuring two others*.
Last year, new federal rules instituted a mandatory 34-hour rest period for truck drivers after a maximum workweek of 70 hours to allow extra rest and fight driver fatigue*. However, lawmakers are now debating whether to repeal the new nighttime-break requirement after pressure from the trucking industry****.
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 injured or who have lost family members 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.
*Tucson Journal, 7/4/14; jrn.com/kgun9/news/Accident-closes-I-10-on-northwest-side--265839421.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
****New York Times, 6/17/14; nytimes.com/2014/06/17/business/truckers-resist-rules-on-sleep-despite-risks-of-drowsy-driving.html?_r=0