Unfit Commercial Truckers Driving With Severe Disabilities
A recent study showed that over half a million commercial semi tractor-trailer drivers were operating these huge rigs on our highways despite disabilities that qualified them as being totally disabled by the Veterans Administration, the United States Labor Department or Social Security Administration. These disabilities ranged from vision and hearing loss to seizure disorders and uncontrolled heart problems. The result has been accidents that cost the lives of innocent motorists as well as the truck drivers themselves. Florida and Georgia ranked at the top of the study that looked at violations of medical rules. In a serious truck accident, the background and history of a driver must be completely investigated. If you or someone you care about has been the victim of an accident please contact us to help.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)