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Truck Companies

When Truck Companies Put Profits Over Safety, We HOld Them Accountable.

Truck Companies

We Hold Negligent Trucking Companies Accountable

Truck drivers work in one of the most dangerous professions in America.

In fact, a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics determined that the trucking industry had 18 percent of the nation’s fatal work accidents in 2018. Since trucking is such a dangerous job, companies must ensure that they are protecting their drivers and others on the road at all costs.

Carriers are just as responsible for the safety of their fleet as the drivers who drive their vehicles. Safety must be part of a company’s cultural fabric and should start at the highest levels of an organization. When a truck company fails to protect others on the road, Arnold & Itkin will be there to fight for justice just as we always have. Our truck accident lawyers have recovered billions on behalf of clients, including those who’ve suffered because of the devastating consequences of a semi-truck accident.

Call us today at (888) 493-1629 for help after a truck accident. Our truck accident lawyers fight for the compensation of lost wages, medical bills, and more.

Trucking in the United States

America relies on trucks to transport an overwhelming amount of goods. Some reports have found that trucks transport 70 percent of all freight in the nation. Of the more than 2 million people employed in the truck transportation industry, 1.5 million of them drive for a company. With these facts in mind, it’s easy to conclude that truck carriers can significantly impact the safety of American roads.

The largest American truck companies include the following:

How Do Truck Companies Affect Road Safety?

Truck companies oversee hiring responsible drivers and ensuring that their policies encourage them to drive safely. One controversial policy that many truck companies maintain is paying by the mile. Drivers who are paid by the mile might find themselves losing wages for each second wasted. If traffic causes a short trip to take hours, that’s money lost. If a truck needs maintenance, that’s money lost.

Essentially, companies that pay truckers by the mile are encouraging them to dash from point A to point B as quickly as possible. Paying by the mile places financial stress on drivers by the second, and it could encourage them to cut corners with safety. Many drivers find themselves skipping sleep so they can drive as many miles as possible in the shortest amount of time.

According to the Huffington Post, the truck industry has lobbied to fight:

  • Regulations to screen drivers for sleep apnea
  • Regulations that would require side guards on trucks to prevent underride accidents
  • To prevent the FCMSA from making immediate safety changes
  • Safety changes that would force companies to let truckers sleep at night

Fight Unsafe Trucking Company Practices. Call Today!

When a trucking company allows carelessness to infiltrate their operations, everyone on the road suffers. Truckers pay with their safety and finances while drivers around them pay through the catastrophic damage of a trucking accident. If you’ve suffered because of an unsafe truck company, Arnold & Itkin LLP is ready to fight for your recovery.

At Arnold & Itkin, we’re a team of truck accident lawyers who know what it takes to stand up against some of the largest truck companies in the nation. We’ve heard their excuses, and we refuse to let them use them to rob a client of the recovery that they deserve. Because of our dedication to results, we’ve recovered billions for clients. Our mission is to make roads safer and protect truckers and other motorists from paying the steepest prices for the profit of truck companies.

Call Arnold & Itkin right now for a consultation at (888) 493-1629. Discussing your options with our truck accident lawyers is completely free.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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