AAA Cooper Transportation Truck Accident Attorneys
John "Red" Dove founded AAA Cooper Transportation in the 1930s, hauling logs with his father two sawmills from the Alabama woodlands. By the early 1950s, the owner purchased a portion of PC That Truck Lines and the remaining ownership of the company by 1955. At that time, Mr. Dove re-monitored the company AAA Motor Lines. When son joined the company in 1959 and the other 1962.
The regulation of the trucking industry 1973 change the company's direction. By 1976 AAA Cooper Transport began serving all of Florida. The Motor Carrier Improvement Act of 1980 help the company to expand into South and North Carolina, and Georgia. At that time, the company's annual revenue was approximately $3 million. In 2018, the trucking company's revenues reached $554 million. In 1997, AAA Cooper had a "Truck to Ship to Truck" services to Puerto Rico and added services to Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
AAA Cooper Transportation is a Truckload (LT) carrier, meaning the company delivers one truckload containing similar, products, goods, and materials to multiple locations. This type of trucking is opposite an LTL (less than truckload) carrier with a mixed freight. The company currently has 5000 employees, including 2925 drivers operating over 2660 tractors and 6500 trailers.
The company follows a fleet maintenance service program using professionally trained maintenance providers operating forty-one maintenance facilities. The company provides services and maintenance to diesel engines, including Cummins, Detroit, International, Volvo, and CAT. These facilities are strategically located in the Southwest, Midwest, and Southeast.
Additionally, the Company has its Safety Every Day 365 program where every driver undergoes a safety awareness training every three years to remain in compliance with federal and state requirements.
Contact information for AAA Cooper Transportation include:
1751 Kinsey Rd.
Dothan, AL 36303
(800) 633-7571 (toll-free)
(334) 793-2284 (local phone)
(855) 635-8704 (fax)
Online customer service: firstname.lastname@example.org
AAA Cooper Transportation Crash Reports
Like all interstate trucking transportation companies, AAA Cooper Transportation has had its share of crashes, collisions in accidents in the United States. Some of the accidents in 2019 include:
- Accident on October 17, 2019 - the Clayton County Police Department file reports involving a AAA Cooper tractor-trailer with an enclosed box colliding with a motor vehicle while in transport on Forrest Pkwy., in Elmwood, GA. The accident occurred on a divided two-way road with dry surface and no adverse weather conditions in the dark. Reports indicate there was one injury and no fatalities.
- Collision on October 8, 2019 - the DeKalb County Police Department filed a report revealing that a semi-tractor truck driver collided with a motor vehicle in transport on Interstate 285 on a dry surface during no adverse weather conditions. The nighttime accident resulted in one injury and no fatalities.
- Crash on August 16, 2019 - The Marietta Police Department file a report indicating that an AAA Cooper semi-tractor truck driver pulling an enclosed box trailer collided with a motor vehicle in transport on Cobb Parkway North, a divided two-way road with an unprotected median. The accident occurred during daylight hours with no adverse weather conditions and a dry road surface. The report indicated there were one injury and no fatalities.
- Crash on October 23, 2019 - The Texas Department of Public Safety filed a report indicating that an AAA Cooper semi-tractor-trailer with an enclosed box was involved in an accident on a two-way, divided roadway. There were one reported injury and no fatalities.
- Accident on September 13, 2019 - law enforcement were reported an accident involving an AAA Cooper semi-tractor-trailer stop for a shifting cargo load on W. Indiantown Rd. in Jupiter, FL. The incident involved a dry road surface with no adverse weather conditions during daylight hours. There was a reported injury and no fatalities.
- Accident on October 14, 2019 - the Eaton County Sheriff's Department filed a report indicating that an AAA Cooper tractor-trailer with an enclosed box collided with a motor vehicle in transport then into a fixed object on Interstate 69 in Eaton Township, Michigan. The accident resulted in one injury and no fatalities.
- Crash on October 21, 2019 - the Alabama Department of Public Safety filed a report indicating that an AAA Cooper semi-tractor-trailer was involved in a collision that resulted in an injury in rural Polk County, Texas. There were no fatalities.
Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Collisions
Statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed many of the common causes associated with large commercial vehicles in the United States that include:
- Distracted Driving - Any distraction like speaking on a smartphone or sending text messages is prohibited by law and creates a dangerous scenario for everyone sharing the roadway.
- Driving Under the Influence - Taking drugs or consuming too much alcohol and operating a motor vehicle can create a dangerous scenario for everyone sharing the road.
- Cutting off a Large Truck - Large commercial vehicles need an exceptionally long area to stop quickly when a sudden stop is required. A truck traveling behind the passenger vehicle may be unable to stop before causing a crash.
- Drowsy Driving - Operating a commercial vehicle over long hours can cause drowsy driving, which could lead to catastrophic harm to innocent victims.
- Aggressive Behavior - Aggressive movement, including traveling at excessive speeds or reckless driving, could result in severe injuries of the wrongful death of innocent victims.
Sometimes, a commercial vehicle driver will cause an accident because of erratic movements, or they were fatigued, having worked too many hours on a tight schedule. In these cases, the trucker and the trucking company should be held legally liable for causing the crash and all the costs associated with injuries or wrongful death of innocent victims.
Filing a Compensation Lawsuit for Personal Injuries Related to a Truck Accident
Any victim has suffered an injury or lost a loved one because of a large commercial truck accident can file a lawsuit and seek damages from every party at fault. An attorney can resolve your case successfully by following complicated Illinois tort laws when filing for compensation with the claims adjuster or presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury. Sometimes, the injured victim will file a claim or lawsuit to recover all of their losses through negotiations with insurance companies or litigation in court to hold the trucking company responsible for damages.
Trucking accident claims for monetary recovery provide an avenue for victims to obtain financial compensation for their damages involving:
- Hospital bills, medical expenses, and the cost of rehabilitation and therapy
- Loss of past wages due to time away from work: Lost earnings (diminished current and future earnings)
- Car rental while your vehicle is under repair
- Temporary or permanent loss of your truck or car
- Emotional stress and mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are ready to hear your case if a large commercial truck caused your injuries or the loss of a loved through wrongful death. Our dedicated legal firm will represent your family's behalf in developing a healthy strategy to fight back against the commercial trucking company that wants to avoid legal responsibility (at fault) for causing your severe accident that resulted in injury or death.
Our law offices at (888) 424-5757 accept every case through a contingency fee arrangement. This agreement postpones payment for legal services until after our lawyers have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf or won your case at trial. Contact us today!