Anderson Trucking Company Truck Accident Attorneys
Harold Anderson founded Anderson Trucking Company (ATS) in 1955, hauling quarried blocks for Coal Spring Granite after purchasing the assets owned by Granite City Transfer. In early January 1955, Harold incorporated the company and named his new business Anderson Trucking Service that started providing services in March of that year.
By 1956, the company started LTL (less than truckload) freight service. The next year, the company expanded the facility and St. Cloud, Minnesota constructing additional service bays to handle Stone and granted transportation. It was during this time that the company began transporting Granite quarried Stone from Texas using the newly built interstate highway system.
The company purchased another Minneapolis carrier in 1958 to transport construction equipment, heavy machinery, supplies, materials, and other commodities not associated with the stone and granted industry. The company began expanding its delivery system into Wisconsin and Iowa.
By the 1980s, Anderson trucking company invested more than $4 million to upgrade its fleet due to the recently enacted Surface Transportation Act of 1980, D regulating the trucking industry. The company purchased Wheels Transportation during this decade. By 1989, the company had generated annual revenues of more than $100 million. In 2018, the company's annual revenues topped more than $605 million.
In the last decade, the Company has opened global offices for international business, including a Houston terminal that exports goods worldwide. According to statistics, Anderson Trucking Service is the forty-first largest trucking company for hire in America. The company does business as an LTL (less than truckload) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This type of trucking is opposite a Truckload (LT) carrier that delivers trucks containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.
Contact information for Anderson trucking service (ATS) include:
Toll-free number: (800) MEET-ATS (633-8287)
Truck Driver Liability
If you were involved in an accident with a Covenant Transportation Group commercial vehicle, filing and resolving a claim for compensation could be complicated. Typically, the law enforcement arriving at the scene of the accident will cite one or more drivers for negligence. While the Covenant Transportation Group truck driver might be considered at fault, additional compensation might be obtained if your attorney can prove that the trucking company failed to provide enough training or supervision of their driver.
Sometimes, the truck driver is working for the company under a contractual agreement, making it more challenging to go after the company as a plaintiff in a case, you do have the right to file a lawsuit against the trucker, the trucking company, maintenance crews, roadway crews, and others, including contractual employees.
Seeking and Obtaining Punitive Damages
Under certain extenuating circumstances, your attorney might seek punitive damages that will be awarded by the jury at a trial that punishes the trucker and trucking company for their failure to provide a safe environment on the road. A lawyer working on your behalf will ensure you are compensated for:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses, hospital costs, treatments, and rehabilitation
- costs associated with the temporary or permanent disability
- Reimbursement for missed work
- Payment for future earnings in cases involving permanent disabilities
- Expenses related to a wrongful death including burial costs and funeral bills
- Loss of consortium and companionship and wrongful death cases
- Non-economic damages including pain, suffering, emotional distress and mental anguish
An attorney working on your behalf will ensure that the trucker followed the driving regulations outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The federal agency sets the national safety standards on commercial vehicles, including the hours of service, weight limits, drug testing, alcohol testing, and health of the driver. Many crashes involving commercial vehicles are the result of at least one violation of the safety regulations. The highest monetary compensation acquired for clients' injuries is often based on numerous violations of the regulatory rules.
The Common Causes of a Large Commercial Vehicle Accident
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), many accidents in the United States, including commercial trucks, involve:
- Distracted Driving - The trucker should never use their mobile phone, send text messages, or read their email while operating their commercial vehicle. Distracted driving could lead to severe harm or death.
- Passing Commercial Vehicles on the Highway - Motorists must be careful when passing a commercial vehicle and signal that they are moving over only when they can see the entire cab in their rearview mirror.
- Cutting Off Large Trucks - Stopping a passenger vehicle too quickly could cause a large commercial vehicle traveling behind the inability to stop in time and avoid a collision.
- Aggressive Behavior - Aggressive behavior by any driver involved in a crash could result in serious injuries or wrongful death of innocent drivers or passengers.
- Driving Under the Influence - Truckers must avoid consuming alcohol or taking illegal drugs, including stimulants, which can create a dangerous scenario for all those sharing the road.
- Drowsy Driving - Maintaining tight schedules often means the trucker must drive for hours on end, which can lead to fatigue and drowsy driving.
Many times, the semi-truck driver has the accident due to erratic movements or because they were driving distracted or while fatigued. 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.
File a Compensation Lawsuit for a Truck Accident-Related Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Case
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. To ensure success, the victim must abide by Illinois tort laws when presenting a case for compensation. The process can be complicated. Injured victims can submit a claim for compensation or file a lawsuit against every responsible party and take their case to court or negotiate an out of court settlement.
When a victim files a truck accident claim for compensation, they the financial recovery they deserve to get their lives back on track. Resolving the claim recovers:
- Hospital bills, medical expenses, and the cost of rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost income because of missed work: Loss of future earnings due to temporary or permanent disability
- Rental car costs while your car is under repair
- The cost of replacement of your total car or truck
- Emotional trauma and mental stress
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC successfully resolve truck accident cases for our clients that have suffered a severe injury and wrongful death caused by a large commercial vehicle. Our legal team maintains an aggressive position to develop a healthy strategy on your behalf to fight back against large trucking companies hoping to avoid legal liability for your severe or deadly accident.
Contact our law firm today at (888) 424-5757. Let us begin working on your case now. We accept every case through a contingency fee arrangement. This agreement will ensure that you do not pay anything until after we have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement or won your case at trial.