More than any kind of mechanical failure, the most common cause of tractor trailer crashes is driver error. While most drivers and companies prioritize safety, a few bend the rules in order to cover more miles or bring in bigger shipments. This can be done by driving excessive hours or speeding, and whenever this happens, mistakes are more prone to occurring. The best way to shift priorities back to safety is to hold negligent drivers and their companies responsible.
There are several ways to do this. The simplest way is simply calling the trucking company directly. You might see a phone number on the truck or a company name that you can search for later. If you feel that contacting the company is not the best solution, there are other agencies you can call.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a special hotline set up where people can call to report negligent companies and unsafe maneuvers by drivers. The number for this is 1-888-368-7238. It may also be helpful to call the local highway patrol. Here in Missouri, that number is 573-751-3313.
Another way to hold a company responsible for a serious truck accident is through the civil courts system. If you feel like an accident involving you or a loved one was caused by driver negligence, or you simply have questions about how to handle an injury accident, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
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