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Advocating for Victims of CR England Truck Accidents & 18-Wheeler Collisions

CR England Truck Accident Lawyers

Advocating for People Harmed in CR England Truck Accidents Nationwide

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, C.R. England is a family-owned trucking company that utilizes 4,500 trucks nationwide. The company was founded in 1920 and is still run by the England family. As reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in June 2018, the company has earned 4,642 safety citations over the last 2 years.

Their citations were for unsafe practices that included:

  • Texting while driving
  • Operating a truck while impaired by illness
  • Operating a truck while impaired by fatigue
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving without a commercial driver's license

In the same period, the company's trucks were in 649 collisions, which resulted in 265 injuries and killed 20 people. See for yourself—find out how often trucking companies get into accidents on the FMCSA website. Statistics like this are why our C.R. England truck accident attorneys fight to hold trucking companies accountable for their practices and policies. Large trucks make up less than 5 percent of the vehicles on the road, but they are a factor in 11 percent of the fatalities! When people are hurt or killed in trucking accidents—including truck drivers—then companies need to step up and take responsibility for those losses. When they don't, innocent people pay the price.

Speak with Arnold & Itkin today to review your legal options. Our firm covers the cost of your case from beginning to end, so you only pay if we win. Call (888) 493-1629 to get started.

The Cause of Rising Truck Accident Rates Nationwide

Trucking companies are burning through new drivers because industry practices have gotten harsher over the years. Not stricter—technically, companies aren't forcing drivers to work longer hours, get less sleep, and put themselves at serious risk. What trucking companies like CR England are doing is creating an industry where drivers overwork themselves to the benefit of their employers.

How are they doing that? By promising higher wages through pay-by-mile. Trucking companies promise drivers that they'll be able to make a good living if they're able to haul efficiently, drive fast, and stay alert for longer hours. Unfortunately, most drivers are literally paid a few cents per mile—on average between 25 and 40 cents. Meanwhile, all of the vital non-driving work they do goes unpaid. As a result, companies pass the risk and costs of driving onto the driver.

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

How does that create more dangerous roads for everyone else? Because eventually, truckers realize that most days leave them owing more money than they made—so the company encourages them to drive for longer hours, to keep two logbooks to fool inspectors, and to drive with less and less sleep. As a result, thousands of drivers put themselves on the road lacking the alertness they need to prevent deadly accidents.

Truck accidents we've investigated include:

Tired Drivers Are Deadly Drivers

Data from the FMCSA shows that 1 in 4 crashes occurred when drivers were hauling for 17 hours or longer—and many long-haul truckers secretly drive for far longer than that. As many as 1 in 7 crashes are directly caused by fatigue, and sleep researchers believe that even moderate tiredness can impair our driving as much as having a drink does. The culture of "hard-driving" is creating a hazardous environment for us all—a hazardous environment that's leaving tens of thousands of people a year with serious, life-altering injuries.

Truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries like:

Review Your Options with a CR England Truck Accident Attorney

Our trucking accident lawyers have helped our clients win billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Their awards went toward rebuilding their lives after a serious accident—getting them out of debt, equipping them with the best medical care, and helping them replace their income and provide for their loved ones. In short, we helped our clients get their futures back after a truck accident took it away from them.

The most important work we do is helping people get back on their feet. Our CR England truck accident lawyers have fought for victims and survivors to get a second chance—to help them wake up with hope again. Ultimately, trucking companies will do everything in their power to pay you nothing. Our job is to make sure they take responsibility for what they did, whether or not they want to. With our resources and experience, we may be able to help you force them to do the right thing.

Get your legal options in a free meeting with a truck accident attorney—call (888) 493-1629 or use our online form today.

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  • $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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