With Trucking the Most Deadly Occupation Last Year, There are 3 Measures Every Truck Driver Should Take to Protect the Rest of Us
According to news outlets, the most deadly occupation has been named, and it is truck drivers. More than 852 truck drivers were fatally injured on the job last years, more than any other single occupation according to the Labor Department. And there should be no surprise, as there are over 2 million trucking rigs and over 1.2 million trucking companies in the United States. Just doing simple math and assuming all states are equal—which they are not—that means there are about 40,000 trucking rigs and 24,000 trucking companies in each state. This accounts for over 70% of the freight transport in this country and the gross receipts exceed $1 trillion annually.
With so many trucking companies and truck drivers, it is no one why there are so many truck driver fatalities. However, there are also a lot of victims from truck accidents that are not the truck driver. Indeed, we regularly hear of trucking accidents where the truck driver walks away without any harm but the other people in passenger victims are serious injured or killed. Here are the Mark Caruso, we present those victims of New Mexico trucking accidents by fighting hard to protect their rights. Call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000!
Three Highway Safety Measures for Truck Drivers to Protect the Rest of Us
With almost 4,000 people killed and over 100,000 injured in trucking accidents, there are a lot of safety precautions that trucking companies and truck drivers should take to avoid causing serious personal injuries. Many of these accidents are avoidable. In fact, many New Mexico trucking accidents are caused by the negligence of a trucking driver or trucking company. This can allow a victim to have a cause of action for compensation.
Some tips to trucking companies to avoid accidents from a news source provides the following:
Trucking Companies CAN BE Liable for New Mexico Trucking Accidents
If a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a New Mexico trucking accident, contact the experienced trucking accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 883-5000. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.