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Averitt Truck Accident Attorney

Averitt Express is a Tennessee-based interstate trucking company that employs 5,166 drivers and over 5,000 commercial vehicles, logging roughly 380 million miles annually. Averitt Express is one of the largest delivery companies in the US, offering dedicated fleet services and transportation solutions throughout the country.

Although most of their commercial truck drivers pride themselves on meticulous driving habits, accidents can still happen due to negligence. Unfortunately, other road users pay the price in truck accidents with life-altering injuries, damages, and preventable deaths.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, represents victims involved in truck accidents with minor and serious injuries or the fatality of a loved one related to trucking accidents.

Contact a truck accident lawyer at (888) 424-5757 for a free consultation and review of your legal options for financial recovery if you were injured, or a loved one was killed in an Averitt Express truck accident.

Averitt Express Safety Statistics

The FMCSA [1] releases statistics each year to assist trucking companies in identifying improvement areas for truck safety. In December 2022, the last two years’ accident statistics of the Averitt Express trucking company were released and they stated the following –

  • Number of total accidents – 387
  • Number of fatal injuries in accidents – 8
  • Number of injury accidents – 117
  • Number of tow accidents – 262
  • Number of driving violations – 386
  • Averitt Express has an estimated 5,166 drivers and 5,129 vehicles, which traveled approximately 380,282,214 miles in 2021
  • Vehicle inspections: 2017 – conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Driver inspections: 3,729 – conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Hazardous inspections: 592 – conducted by the FMCSA
  • Due to these inspections, Averitt Express had 15.5% of its vehicles deemed out of service (national average – 21.4%) and 0.8% of its drivers taken out of service (national average – 0.06%)
  • Averitt Express also transported hazardous materials and had 3.9% of its hazmat vehicles deemed out of service, slightly higher than the US average of 4.5%
  • In 2019 Averitt Express had 524 unsafe driving violations of drivers, 3 drug and alcohol violations of drivers, 93 hours of service violations, and 652 vehicle maintenance violations

The Trucking Industry

All trucking companies must regularly inspect their vehicles to identify and repair safety concerns. They must ensure that their drivers keep accurate logs of their service hours. It is essential for drivers not to be overworked and have plenty of rest between shifts.

Trucking companies are notorious for encouraging truck drivers to falsify logs to work longer and arrive at their destinations earlier. Studies have shown that drivers suffering from fatigue experience similar effects to the usage of alcohol and marijuana regarding reaction time and decision-making abilities.

Keeping large trucks out of service to perform a thorough inspection or repairs can prove costly to trucking companies, as it is one less vehicle running a route. It is not uncommon for trucks to fail mandated inspections and have service violations, due to lack of maintenance.

Possible Defendants in An Averitt Express Truck Accident Case

If you’ve been involved in an Averitt Express truck accident, it may be challenging to determine who to seek damages from, as many of these cases include shared liability among multiple parties.

Possible defendants could be the following:

  • The truck drivers
  • The trucking company – Averitt Express
  • The mechanics responsible for maintaining the truck
  • The truck part’s manufacturer if the accident was due to a defective or malfunctioning truck part
  • A combination of the abovementioned individuals and entities

Therefore, it is crucial to retain the services of Averitt Express truck accident lawyers, who can file personal injury cases and pursue full and fair financial compensation.

Experienced personal injury lawyers can offer you legal counsel, protect your rights and negotiate with the insurance companies regarding your loss and damages.

Averitt Express Truck Accident Compensation

Trucking accident victims can file for financial compensation should they have sustained at least one injury or had property damage. The types of compensation plaintiffs are entitled to are the following –

  • Medical expenses for hospitals and rehabilitation
  • Medical bills for medication and medical aids
  • Lost wages – current
  • Lost wages – future
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death
  • Property damage

If you suffered severe injuries in an Averitt Express truck accident, contact the truck accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, we can assist you in seeking a fair settlement.

Injuries Sustained in Averitt Express Truck Accidents

Accident victims often suffer debilitating injuries in truck accidents due to the sheer size and weight of trucks. These catastrophic injuries are often permanent or take months to heal.

Truck Accident Injuries

Some of the most common types of accident injuries include:

  • Amputations– partial or complete loss of a limb
  • Head injuries – traumatic brain injuries, concussions
  • Internal organ damage – damage to major organs or internal bleeding
  • Burn injuries – minor to severe burns
  • Neck injuries – loss of motion, neck pain, shoulder pain
  • Back injuries – herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, compression fractures
  • Crush injuries – compressed nerves, fractures, acute compartment syndrome
  • Ligament injuries – torn ligaments, sprains, tendons, nerve damage
  • Emotional distress – post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) anxiety, headaches

Individuals involved in truck accidents that are injured often suffer a combination of the abovementioned, requiring intensive medical care and rehabilitation.

Contact an Averitt Express truck accident lawyer to assist you with financial recovery for your medical bills, loss of income, property damage or wrongful death if a loved one was killed.

Our truck accident attorneys can protect your rights and seek maximum compensation on your behalf.

Sample Of a Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement Involving Averitt Express Trucks

$383,000 Florida Settlement

The victims, in this case, were an out of town married couple from Florida, on a visit to Virginia. The wife drove their Camry along I-95 and came to a stop according to the traffic rules.

An Averitt Express truck plowed right into the back of the Camry. The truck driver was traveling at close to 30 mph when the driver slammed into their car.

The wife injured her back, wrists, shoulder, and neck, and the husband’s elbow, shoulder, neck, and back were harmed due to the other party’s fault.

The husband and the wife sued the truck driver and the Averitt Express trucking company. They also sued the maker of the truck’s transmission for product liability. The plaintiffs believed it could have been defective and that the defect could have contributed to the crash and their harm.

The product liability claims were later dropped against the manufacturer. The remaining claims targeted Averitt and the truck driver based on negligence. The husband and wife stated the defendants’ unreasonable conduct led to their damages and injury, leading to the Averitt Express settlement of $383,000.

Averitt Truck Injury Attorneys

Contact The Averitt Express Truck Accident Lawyers for Illinois

The Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC is a group of successful and dedicated attorneys who approach our clients’ cases from every angle possible.

Our firm has access to experts in numerous professional fields such as accident reconstruction and medical experts that can establish who is at fault for an accident. They can put a value of the compensation clients are entitled to, and what forms of medical care they should have during recovery.

We have helped hundreds of clients in serious truck accidents and their families through financial and physical recovery and can do the same for you.

Contact us now to schedule a free consultation with an attorney to learn more about your legal options following an accident with an Averitt Express truck and what your attorney can do for you.

Contingency Fee Agreement

The truck accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC accept all serious accident claims and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement ensures our clients have legal representation without paying any upfront out-of-pocket expenses.

Our law firm advances all expenses in resolving truck accident claims and only gets paid when negotiating a settlement or winning a jury trial award. Our “No-Win/No-Fee” Guarantee is simple: We do not get paid if you do not win! Contact a truck accident lawyer at (888) 424-5757 for a free consultation.

All confidential or sensitive information you share with our legal team remains private through an attorney-client relationship.

Resources: [1] FMCSA

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