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Truck Accident Lawyers Representing Victims of ABF Freight System Truck Crashes

ABF Freight System Truck Accident Lawyers

Representing Victims of Serious ABF Freight Accidents

ABF Freight System Inc. is a shipping company from Fort Smith, AR. They are one of a select number of trucking companies rated to transport hazardous materials, and their 4,243 trucks travel all over the United States. Per the FMCSA, in June 2018, the company has been guilty of 1,100+ violations over the last 2 years—including texting while driving, insufficient maintenance, and speeding. The company's practices have resulted in 348 crashes in the same period—causing 170 injuries and 9 fatalities.

See for yourself. Find out just how often trucking companies get into accidents on the FMCSA website.

The National Leader in Trucking Accidents

More large truck incidents happen in Texas than any other state. Nationwide, there were 150,000+ truck crashes in 2017. On average, half of them resulted in injuries. 4,500+ people died in them. Despite making up only 5% of the vehicles in the US, commercial vehicles are responsible for 11% of deaths.

Truck accidents cause catastrophic injuries like:

With millions of commercial vehicles on the road, truck safety is a public safety issue. Especially because trucking accidents are ultimately preventable—the FMCSA believes that trucking companies who have a history of truck collisions are more likely to cause injury and death in the future.

Why Do Commercial Truck Accidents Happen?

Long-haul driving today is a hard living. Trucking companies pay most of their drivers by the mile—meaning drivers aren't paid for all of the vital non-driving work they do. In addition to driving, truckers also take federally-mandated rest times, plan their routes, submit to rig inspections, waiting for loading/unloading, and drive empty trailers to get new hauls.

All of that time is unpaid, forcing drivers to drive for as long and as fast as they can to make ends meet. On many days, drivers may spend more on meals or gas than they make from driving. As a result, drivers are taught and encouraged to 'work around' hours of service rules. It's not uncommon to see a driver use two logbooks, allowing them to appear compliant during roadside inspections.

Driving for longer and longer hours creates dangerous highway conditions for all of us. Experts estimate that 1 in 8 large truck collisions are directly caused by fatigue. That number may be too low—experts admit that most drivers don't voluntarily admit that they're fatigued in post-accident investigations. At least 1 in 4 trucking fatalities happen when a driver has been hauling for more than 17 hours.

Truck accidents we've investigated include the following:

The culture of "hard-driving" is designed to maximize profits by paying drivers as little as possible. That same culture kills 5,000 people every year on America's highways. At least 700 of them are truckers. Arnold & Itkin's ABF Freight System truck accident lawyers want to change that.

How to Recover from an ABF Freight System Accident

When a trucking accident occurs, companies immediately send out investigators to protect themselves from liability. Victims, from regular motorists to truck drivers, deserve to have their own investigators preserving the evidence and protecting their claim. That's what our trucking accident lawyers provide.

From beginning to end, we pour resources and experience into these claims. We hire accident reconstruction experts, work with specialists, and spend countless hours preparing cases for trial. All of our work is done at no out-of-pocket cost to our clients—they pay nothing upfront. We make sure truck accident victims can focus on healing and recovering; our attorneys focus on having their backs.

We've made sure our clients won enough to:

  • Pay for medical bills
  • Put food on the table
  • Pay the mortgage or rent
  • Replace lost income and future earnings

Our ABF Freight System trucking accident lawyers have won our clients billions of dollars to rebuild their lives. We've represented motorists, independent contractors, and carrier employees in our mission to hold shipping corporations accountable for their practices. Companies like ABF Freight System need to be held responsible for the injury or wrongful death their policies cause.

You pay nothing unless you win. Let us review your options together and help you move forward. Call (888) 493-1629 or send us a short form to schedule a free consultation.

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