Crete Carrier Corporation Truck Accident Attorneys
Crete Carrier Corporation is one of the busiest trucking companies in the country. Started over 50 years ago as a family-owned corporation in Nebraska, Crete Carrier Corporation now serves customers throughout the lower 48 states and operates 20 terminals to serve drivers throughout the United States. Crete Carrier Corporation is an LTL (less than truckload) carrier. They deliver mixed freight truckloads for customers throughout the country. Crete Carrier Corporation drivers are involved in truck accidents every year.Discuss Your Crete Carrier Truck Accident With an Experienced Lawyer
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Crete Carrier Corporation accident, you need to consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Under North Carolina law, you only have three years from the date of the truck accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we have a proven track record of obtaining high-value settlements on behalf of truck injury victims. We understand the tactics used by commercial truck accident lawyers and know how to negotiate aggressively. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.Recent Crete Carrier Truck Accidents
According to Crete Carrier’s crash reports, their drivers have been involved in several severe truck accidents over the last few years. We will discuss some of the most recent Crete Carrier truck accidents below:
- June 8, 2021: A Crete Carrier driver was involved in a motor vehicle crash during transport. There were two vehicles involved in a crash, and the truck driver was driving a semi-truck. The truck had a van/enclosed box, and there was one injury.
- June 7, 2021: An incident involving a Crete Carrier truck driver occurred on a two-way street that was not divided. The accident occurred during rainy conditions on wet road surfaces. It occurred during daylight and did not cause any injuries or fatalities.
- On March 3, 2021, A Crete Carrier driver was involved in a two-vehicle collision. The driver was driving a semi-truck. There were no adverse weather conditions. The truck had a non-collision overturn (rollover) involving a fixed object. The truck ran off the road, and the truck accident resulted in two injuries.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), truck accidents in the United States often involve the following:
- Aggressive Behavior: When a driver operates their vehicle aggressively, the likelihood of a serious accident increases. Speeding aggressively, making aggressive lane changes, or trying to cut off another driver can cause a severe truck accident that results in the wrongful death of an innocent passenger or another driver.
- Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents. Professional truck drivers are often on the road for long periods. The temptation to text, watch videos, or simply stare out the window and doze off is strong for truck drivers. Whether a truck driver is reading emails, looking down at the navigation system, or eating and drinking while driving, they will increase the chance of a serious accident that could cause harm or death.
- Driving Between Two Commercial Vehicles: It is extremely dangerous for a passenger vehicle to drive between two large semi-trucks. Because of the increased speed on the highway, and the small size of the passenger vehicle, it can be difficult for the truck drivers to see the passenger vehicle and avoid colliding with it.
- Drowsy Driving: Drowsy driving is another common cause of truck accidents. Truck drivers operate their trucks for many hours without taking breaks. Even though truck drivers are required to take a certain amount of breaks when driving, many do not, making them tired and dangerous on the road.
- Driving Under the Influence: Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains one of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents. Drivers may drive while intoxicated, decreasing their ability to react quickly and safely to prevent truck accidents. Additionally, many truck drivers take stimulants to try to stay away for extended periods of time and get to their next destination more quickly. This type of reckless behavior can be life-threatening when it causes truck accidents.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Crete Carrier truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering and other losses. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC, today to schedule your free initial consultation.