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Cardinal Logistics Truck Accident Attorneys

LogoThomas Hostetler and Vin McLoughlin founded Cardinal Logistics Trucking, a privately held corporation focusing on contract carriage. By 1980, the company founded Cardinal Freight Carriers, Inc. in North Carolina with a small fleet of 14 tractors. In 2012, Center bridge Partners acquired the company.

In 2013, Cardinal integrated its business with Greatwide Trucking that was initially formed in 1967 as RTI. This integration created a massive dedicated fleet of transport vehicles that crisscross the country. Today, the company provides services throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico, with over 4000 drivers and over 3035 trucks. In 2018, the company generated more than $613 million in revenues.

Many businesses use Cardinal Logistics Solutions to manage their transportation needs better and maximize their supply chain management. The dedicated fleet is filled with service-oriented truckers that better manage their operating procedures and delivery schedules. This process frees up customers' management time to build on their customer relations and reinvest in their business.

Cardinal Logistics is an LTL (less than truckload) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This type of trucking is opposite a Truckload (LT) carrier that delivers truckloads containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations. The company provides transport for agricultural products, building materials, chemicals, dairy, manufacturing goods, food and beverages, medical supplies, retail products, steel, and recycling goods.

Contact information for Cardinal Logistics Trucking Company include:

5333 Davidson Highway
Concorde, NC 28027
(704) 789-2000 (phone)
(704) 788-66187 (fax)
Website: https://www.cardlog.com/

Cardinal Logistics Crash Report for 2019

Due to operating thousands of trucks over millions of miles every year, every large trucking company, including Cardinal logistics, must deal with numerous accidents every year. A small sampling of the accidents that have occurred with Cardinal in the last three years include:

  • Accident on July 22, 2019 - The Grenda Police Department filed a report indicating that a Cardinal logistics tractor with a cargo tank was involved in an accident on Lakeview Dr. in Grenda, MS. The accident involved three vehicles traveling on a dry road service during daylight hours with no adverse weather conditions. The reports indicate that there were three injuries and no fatalities.
  • Crash on June 20, 2019 - Law enforcement reports that a Cardinal logistics semi-tractor-trailer with an enclosed box collided with a motor vehicle. Three vehicles were involved in the accident that occurred on a two-way, divided roadway in Georgia. The report indicates that there was one injury and no fatalities.
  • Collision on October 30, 2019 - The Nashville Police Department filed a report indicating that a Cardinal logistics semi-tractor-trailer collided with a motor vehicle on Interstate 24 and Nashville, Tennessee, during daylight hours on a dry road surface. There were no adverse weather conditions at the time. The report indicates it was one injury and zero fatalities.
  • Accident on September 23, 2019 - The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported an accident involving two vehicles, including a Cardinal logistics semi-tractor-trailer in Williamston, South Carolina. At the time of the accident, there were no adverse weather conditions during the daylight hours with a dry road surface. The report indicates it was one injury.
  • Crash on September 25, 2019 - The Louisiana Department of public-service file a report indicating that a Cardinal logistics truck collided with a fixed object. The accident also involved another motor vehicle on US 71 on a dry surface with no adverse weather conditions during the nighttime hours. There were two injuries in no fatalities.
  • Crash on July 23, 2019 - the Palmdale Sheriff's Department filed a report indicating that a bobtail truck-tractor operated by Cardinal logistics collided with a motor vehicle in transit on Route 138 in Palmdale, California. At the time of the accident, there are no adverse weather conditions, and the road surface was dry during the dawn. The report indicates it was one injury and three 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 - Truckers are often distracted while looking at their GPS device, talking on a smartphone, reading text messages or emails, or eating/drinking beverages while driving.
  • 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.
  • Changing Lanes with a Blind Spot - Nearly one out of every three crashes involving a large commercial vehicle and a passenger car is the result of the motor's failure to recognize oncoming traffic due to a blind spot. If not seeing a truck and the mirrors could cause a catastrophic accident.
  • Aggressive Behavior - Aggressively operating a vehicle could result in wrongful death or severe injuries of innocent passengers and motorists.
  • Passing Commercial Vehicles - It is crucial to accelerate a constant speed when passing commercial vehicles on roadways. Never signal that you are moving over until you can see the entire front of the truck in the rearview mirror.
  • Drowsy Driving - Truck drivers should never operate their vehicles for long hours without taking breaks to minimize the potential of driving while tired.

Sometimes, the commercial vehicle driver will cause a crash because of their erratic movements or failure to ensure there was a substantial distance between their vehicle and those sharing the roadway. In these cases, both the trucking company and the truck driver should be held legally responsible for the crash and pay all associated costs and expenses that led to the wrongful death or severe injury.

Filing a Compensation Lawsuit for Personal Injuries Related to a Truck Accident

All parties injured in a crash involving a cargo van, commercial truck, or semi-tractor-trailer has a legal right to seek financial compensation through a claim or lawsuit against all responsible parties at fault for the collision. Resolving your case requires following Illinois tort laws that can be highly complicated. The victim must follow legal rules when filing a compensation claim to the insurance company or presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury. 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.

Trucking accident claims for monetary recovery provide an avenue for victims to obtain financial compensation for their damages involving:

  • Hospital expenses, medical bills, and the cost of treatment and rehabilitation
  • Lost past, present, and future earnings caused by time away from your job
  • Rental vehicle expenses while your car or truck is under repair
  • The cost of replacement of your total car or truck
  • Emotional anguish and mental stress
  • Pain and suffering

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference

The dedicated attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have been successful in handling many truck accident cases for clients suffering injuries caused by large commercial trucks. Our dedicated legal team will work on your family's behalf to develop a healthy strategy in fighting back against a large trucking company hoping to avoid legal responsibility (at fault) for the severe accident that resulted in injury or death.

Call us now at (888) 424-5757. Let our legal team begin working on your case today. We accept every case through a contingency fee arrangement. This agreement ensures that your family does not pay anything until after we have won your case at trial or negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf.

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