Truck accidents in California are on the rise. In the United States, someone is injured in a truck accident every 16 minutes. Trucking industry profits are on a steady rise to $255.5 billion this year, and they have been taking extreme measures to save money including not replacing faulty products and product defects in their trucks.
Rushing truck drivers and underpaying them is another tactic which causes many truck drivers to drive without adequate rest or use stimulants like meth-amphetamines to stay artificially awake. This can cause hallucinations and unsafe driving and studies prove this. 30% of truck accidents are caused by lack of sleep. And since 76% of fatalities in truck collisions occur to drivers and pedestrians not in the truck, this is extremely devastating to the entire community.
Truck accident deaths are rising with over 5,000 fatalities in 2010, increasing over 40% from 2009. These statistics are preposterous, knowing that many are the result of unsafe driving and the trucking industry trying to save profits by engaging in unsafe and reckless behaviors that is putting California at risk for further truck accident casualties.
Your voice can be heard in increasing truck safety laws and preventing future truck accidents in California. If you or someone your know has been injured or killed in a truck accident, contact California truck accident lawyers. We are here to help in your truck accident case and have a team of investigators ready to help bring you compensation you deserve.