Recently, ABC 11 ran a significant story about the number truck accidents that occur nationwide. According to the news station, the state of North Carolina ranks number 6 for the most tractor trailer accidents. ABC 11 says that in 2009, more than 50 percent of trucks in North Carolina received either safety or maintenance violations. Approximately 12% of trucks were so poorly maintained that they had to be put out of service.
When you think about it, the figures are quite startling as thousands upon thousands of trucks are driven on North Carolina streets and highways. If 50% of the trucks that are on the road in the state are poorly maintained or even defective, major accidents are very likely and could easily lead to the injuries and deaths of innocent people.
The Lanier Law Group, P.A. hopes that the state of North Carolina will crack down on trucking companies and drivers who are violating safety and maintenance laws so that innocent people are not harmed.
Have you been involved in a truck accident in North Carolina? If so, now is the time to speak with a North Carolina personal injury lawyer from the Lanier Law Group, P.A. Contact us to discuss your case!