Orlando truck accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi PA notes that death and injuries from large truck accidents are on the rise. Specifically, large truck accidents killed nearly 36,000 people between 2009 and 2017, the most recent data period. As a matter of fact, safety advocacy group Road Safe America says that deaths in big-rig truck crashes increased in nearly every state. Consequently, the group is calling for speed limiters on the heaviest trucks. The non-profit’s co-founder, Steve Owings, said that “the sad fact is that many of these deaths could have been avoided if use of existing speed limiting and automatic emergency braking technologies had been the law.”
“Most of the states in this top five list have truck speed limits of 70 mph or more,” Owings said. “There is no good reason for big rigs that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, or more in some states, to be operating at speeds this high. They cannot stop in the same distance in an emergency as vehicles with which they share the roads.”
In this episode we cover…
– Road Safe America wants speed limiters
– Cattle hauler avoids icy river
– Preview to Black Smoke Matters
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Orlando Truck Accident Lawyer Cites Proposed Safety Rules
Orlando truck accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi notes that the government has safety measures waiting. For instance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed in 2016 that tractor-trailers and other big rigs be required to use governors to limit speeds. Experts say the move would save many lives and about $1 billion a year in fuel costs. But it turns out that the measures have fallen victim to the Trump administration’s campaign against federal regulation.
Semi-Truck accidents can be especially devastating and it’s important to have an Orlando truck accident lawyer with the appropriate skills and experience to recover your losses. As the Semi-Truck Accident Victims Center says, “If you have been innocently involved in an accident with a semi-truck or commercial vehicle and you do not retain the services of the most skilled and experienced truck accident attorneys, you or your loved one will probably not receive the best possible compensation results.”
The truck accident lawyers at Martinez Manglardi have been helping accident victims in Central Florida for more than 30 years. For a free consultation about your case at one of our convenient locations, call 407-846-2240.