Con-Way Truck Accident Lawyers
Advocating for Con-Way 18-Wheeler Accident Victims
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Con-Way Freight is a less-than-truckload carrier that utilizes 8,906 vehicles in deliveries nationwide. Unfortunately, statistically, 1 in 8 of their trucks or drivers have been cited for safety violations. Citations have included violations like inadequate maintenance, tires in dangerous condition, low oil, and breaking the rules of transporting hazardous materials. The company also has a serious crash record—as reported by the FMCSA in June 2018, Con-Way Freight has been in 634 trucking accidents that have injured 258 people and killed 24 others over the last 2 years. See for yourself—visit the FMCSA site to learn about any trucking company's safety record.
Our Con-Way truck accident attorneys want to make sure motorists and truckers are kept safe from unsafe trucking company practices. Call (888) 493-1629 if a trucking company won't take responsibility for the crash they caused.
The Danger of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
There was more than 150,000 large truck crashes in 2017, killing 4,579 people and injuring more than 75,000 more. More of these accidents took place in Texas than in any other state. Why do commercial vehicles cause so much death and loss? Why do large trucks make up less than 5 percent of vehicles on US highways, but cause up to 11 percent of the fatalities?
Truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries like:
- Burn injury
- Orthopedic injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Neurological injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Blunt force trauma
Part of the issue is sheer size—large trucks weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds. Most sedans, even newer and heavier ones, weigh around 4,000 pounds. Consumer vehicles were simply never meant to match up against commercial vehicles, and the vast percentage of large truck-related deaths are the deaths of occupants of the non-truck vehicle.
But the larger problem is how the industry treats its drivers.
Why the Trucking Industry Makes Our Roads Unsafe
Shippers and carriers like Con-Way have designed their hiring practices to churn through drivers, teaching them to overwork themselves at no extra cost to the company. How? Through pay-by-mile arrangements. By forcing workers to measure their paycheck in miles driven, they incentivize drivers to minimize sleep, work long hours, and stay on the road long past the legal limit. It also forces drivers to remain unpaid for the vital non-driving work they do.
Vital non-driving trucking work includes:
- Driving to pick up new loads
- Planning routes
- Abiding by federally-mandated rest breaks
- Waiting for loading/unloading
- Submitting to rig inspections
Tired drivers means more accidents—experts estimate that around 1 in 7 trucking crashes are directly attributable to fatigue, while 1 in 4 truck crash fatalities occurred when a driver was hauling for 17 hours or longer. Sleep researchers note that even moderate tiredness noticeably impairs drivers. Meanwhile, trucking lobbyists refuse to allow doctors to screen drivers for sleep apnea. The culture of hard-driving designed by shippers like Con-Way all but ensure that drivers will work themselves to death—either due to unhealth or through a truck accident. Of the 4,500+ deaths that occur a year due to large trucks, around 700 are truck drivers.
How to Recover from Truck Accidents
After a truck accident, companies like Con-Way will mobilize their investigators, insurance adjusters, and lawyers to do one thing: weaken your case. They’ll gather evidence that suggests it was your fault while ignoring any evidence that it was theirs. If you’re not gathering evidence against them, then you’ll lose your case—and likely your future.
Our Con-Way accident attorneys have seen it happen again and again. There’s only one way to actually hold companies accountable—win cases against them. Force them to pay for the losses they cause. Look them in the eye and show them what their practices have accomplished. That’s exactly what our firm has been doing, and we’ve taken billions of dollars from companies and insurers and put it in the hands of their victims.
Truck accidents we've investigated include:
- Box truck crashes
- Flatbed truck accidents
- Garbage truck accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Underride accidents
- Tanker truck crashes
- Tow truck collisions
People deserve the same resources as large companies—they deserve to have their own investigators fighting for their side of the story. More importantly, they deserve to have enough money to cover their medical expenses, replace their lost wages, and provide for their families. Our trucking law firm fights for enough money to do all of that for our clients.
Speak with Con-Way Accident Attorneys Today
Arnold & Itkin LLP wants to help people rebuild their lives after a truck accident. We’ve done that for hundreds of people, all without costing them a dime. How? By covering the costs of their case from beginning to end. Our clients don’t pay unless they win their case, so they have nothing to lose. All the costs of investigating and filing are advanced against whatever your award is.
If you were injured in a Con-Way accident, you deserved better. The practices and policies that led to your injury make shipping companies responsible. It’s our job to make sure they’re made to account for it—on your behalf. Call us or contact us online to review your case.
Every case begins with a free review of your options—speak with a lawyer by calling (888) 493-1629 or by using our short online form.