Yes, Cardinal Trucking operates more than 3,000 tractor trailers on national routes covering hundreds of millions of miles a year. In a recent two-year period, Cardinal truck drivers were involved in nearly 200 injury crashes, including three deaths. Call a truck crash lawyer at Pritzker Hageman, P.A., if you have been injured or if your family has lost a loved one. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in semi-truck accident claims.
Cardinal LG trucks were involved in more than 300 unsafe vehicle violations recorded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in a recent two-year period stretching back to May 2017. The violations included high speeds, lane violations, stop light violations, cell phone usage, following too closely and improper passing.
In 3,500 roadside inspections in a recent two-year period, more than 110 Cardinal truck drivers were found to be in violation of hours of service safety regulations. Across the same two-year span, safety inspections of Cardinal trucks resulted in equipment violations 14.7 percent of the time. Both of those statistics were published by DOT.
Truck accident lawyers Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman represent motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists run over or run into by commercial trucks. Our attorneys investigate crashes independently of law enforcement, often reaching more accurate conclusions than the summaries written into police reports. Our truck accident legal team invests in detailed accident reconstruction if that’s what it takes to win your truck crash lawsuit. At-fault truck driving has been on the rise for years and tractor-trailers have the highest fatal involvement rate of any type of vehicle on our roadways.
Accountability for loss of life and serious injury must be met by the entire freight industry, including makers and sellers of goods hauled daily by transport trucks that grossly outweigh passenger vehicles. Cardinal Logistics is based in North Carolina and belongs to an industry that poses a substantial risk to everyday motorists and non-motorists alike. Every day in America, commercial trucks harm or kill more than 300 people.
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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses increased 9 percent in 2017. More than 4,900 people died in those road disasters as part of an upward trend in deadly semi truck collisions. In fact, the number of large trucks and buses in fatal crashes has increased by 42 percent from its low of 3,432 in 2009.
Excluding bus crashes, the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes increased 10 percent from one year to the next. When it came to injury crashes in 2017, the number of large trucks involved spiked 5 percent to 107,000. In a single year, trucks harm or kill more than 111,000 people.
The truck accident legal team at Pritzker Hageman has decades of lawsuit experience against commercial transport carriers and their insurance companies. To retain a lawyer for free, go online, call 1-888-377-8900 (toll-free), or text 612-261-0856. If our attorneys agree to take your case, you owe us nothing until damages are recovered.