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Bad Economy and Trucking Accidents

Garcia & Artigliere

I read recently that some experts believe that the poor economy may lead to more trucking accidents. Statistics show that about 100 people die each week from a trucking accident, while hundreds sustain serious brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other life-altering injuries.

During the holidays, there seem to be more drivers on the roads across Florida. Businesses must hire additional truck drivers to meet increased seasonal demand. But with the economy being the way it is, many businesses try to spend as little as they can on new drivers. Because of this, they may end up hiring untested and/or un-unionized drivers. Because of extra costs, some companies may not run background checks on new drivers. Some companies may even put off doing repairs on their trucks until after the holidays. These can all result in more accidents on the roads.

Lastly, because of the holiday rush, some companies may overwork their drivers – causing long hours for these drivers, driver fatigue and accidents. Individuals involved in accidents with a commercial truck should contact an attorney skilled in uncovering these ugly secrets that reveal trucking company negligence.


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