Colliding with a large commercial vehicle could create catastrophic injuries, extensive property damage, or preventable death. Many people injured in truck accidents, through their accident lawyers, will file civil lawsuits seeking compensation from the trucker and company that caused their damages.
The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC represent individuals and families in semi-truck accidents.
Were you or a family member injured in a truck accident involving a Ryder System Inc truck? Contact our truck accident lawyers at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or fill out the contact form to schedule a free consultation.
Ryder Integrated Logistics, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), operates out of Miami, Florida, providing shipping solutions and supply chain management across North America. The company offers transportation solutions for businesses not wanting to invest in their own shipping fleet by combining truckers, large commercial vehicles, smaller commercial trucks, routing, fleet maintenance management, and scheduling services.
Logistic Trucking Companies
Ryder Integrated Logistics offers various trucking solutions in the trucking industry by providing specialized equipment, complex routes, and specific product handling needs.
Businesses enjoy outsourcing all their logistic complexities and transportation requirements to Ryder Integrated Logistics to run their businesses through a safe and financially lean process.
SAFER Statistics for Ryder Fleet Trucks
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) under the US DOT (Department of Transportation) maintains safety and fitness records on all truck transport companies transporting goods and products throughout the United States.
Within the last 24 months, truck drivers operating Ryder trucks have been involved in 232 trucking accidents. These crashes have involved 74 injuries and seven fatalities.
Possible Causes of Ryder System Inc Truck Crashes
The truck driving business often places heavy demands on drivers working on tight schedules and harsh delivery constraints. Attempting to get the load delivered on time can make Ryder truck drivers tense, irritable, tired, and fatigued.
As a result, many make dangerous driving decisions on the roadways, placing other motorists and their co-workers at risk.
Other factors often involved in serious Ryder truck accidents include impaired driving (alcohol and drugs), mechanical failure due to defective parts (worn tires, failing brake pads), excessive speed, improper cargo loading, shifting cargo during transport, overweight vehicles, and reckless driving.
Serious Injuries Sustained by People In Semi-Truck Crashes
Often, it is crucial for other motorists to detect when large commercial truck drivers are negligent behind the wheel, or the vehicles are experiencing mechanical failure.
Without the ability to avoid the large commercial vehicle, victims involved in a Ryder Integrated Logistics truck accident often sustain severe injuries and lifelong disabilities, including:
- Burning or scarring
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Wrongful death
Sample Truck Accidents and Settlements Involving Ryder Integrated Logistics
Our law firm represents many victims injured in accidents involving trucks where the truck companies failed to offer sufficient compensation. Below is a small number of Ryder accident cases that were resolved through negotiated settlements or at trial.
Any victims involved in a commercial truck crash seeking additional information should contact our law firm at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) to schedule a free initial consultation.
Let’s discuss filing a personal injury claim. Cases involving people suffering severe injuries and extensive property damage include:
$3,200,000 Pennsylvania Settlement
A deceased woman’s estate filed a civil suit in a Ryder systems truck accident case after she passed away in a New Haven trucking accident. At the time of the crash, the victim was driving through rural areas with her boyfriend, leaving her young child at home. The child had looked to her mother as her sole support.
The Ryder truck driver lost control of the vehicle on a narrow, winding country road, flipping it onto its side. The victim’s car collided with the rollover vehicle. Witnesses at the scene of the trucking accident later stated that the victim suffered greatly before passing away.
The case was resolved for $3.2 million to cover the estate’s losses and the decedent’s child’s future needs, including medical expenses, ongoing medical bills, and a lifetime of lost earnings.
$1,400,000 Missouri Jury Award
A male driver who rented a Ryder commercial vehicle was hauling items across the Midwest when he failed to apply the brakes in time to avoid rear-ending a school bus. Emergency medical technicians arrived at the scene of the accident and transported the male truck driver to the hospital before passing away from his injuries.
Attorneys working for the defendant (truck company) attempted to twist and turn the facts to transfer liability to the victim. The plaintiffs and the defendant could not reach a negotiated settlement, leading the case to trial.
The plaintiff’s lawyer presented evidence before a judge and jury to identify the extent of the victim’s losses, including future lost wages. The trial jurors awarded the plaintiffs $1.4 million paid out by the defendant’s insurance carrier.
$2,800,000 Missouri Jury Award
A large Ryder vehicle traveling around 60 mph (above the speed limit) approached the victim behind, who was traveling atop his tractor on Highway 13, unable to accelerate much faster. The Ryder truck rear-ended the man bumping him off the tractor in landing on the ground.
The accident victim suffered burns, scratches, and spinal cord damage. His injury rendered him unable to work at his farm as before and damaged his confidence and self-esteem. The victim filed a civil lawsuit against Ryder truck, claiming the driver’s negligence as the cause of the accident.
The plaintiff proving liability argued that the Ryder employee and Ryder Trucking Company should have avoided the incident. The defendants responded that the victim had pre-existing conditions that caused him harm and claimed the plaintiff exaggerated his lost future earning capacity, believing he could return to work if he so chose.
The plaintiff and the defendants failed to reach an agreement, leading to a civil trial. The trial jurors sided with the plaintiff, awarding him $2.8 million for hospital bills, property damage, and pain-and-suffering.
Tragic Texas Crash Involving Ryder Truck Drivers
A Ryder truck in Texas smashed into bystanders, including a newly engaged couple, who were helping victims of an earlier crash. All the bystanders were killed.
The decedent’s relatives filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Ryder and the trucker behind the wheel seeking over $1 million and damage, claiming that both defendants were responsible for the deaths.
The plaintiffs sought financial compensation for the decedent’s pain before dying and other expenses, including hospitalization, emergency room expenses, lost wages, suffering, pain, mental anguish, and funeral/burial costs.
Other damages included the plaintiffs’ grieving, lost companionship, loss of consortium, or similar sufferings. The catastrophic Ryder Integrated Logistics truck accident has yet to be resolved through a negotiated agreement or a jury trial.
The plaintiff and the defendants have hired skilled attorneys to resolve the Ryder systems truck accident.
Hiring An Attorney to Represent You for An Injury Claim Arising Out of a Ryder Truck Accident
The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC provide legal representation to victims hurt in catastrophic trucking accidents. The highly seasoned truck accident attorneys have years of experience in litigation and negotiation with national trucking companies and their insurers.
Each commercial truck accident lawyer accepts personal injury cases on contingency and is paid only after obtaining monetary compensation for their client. Contact us at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) to schedule a free consultation to discuss the case.
Our law firm accepts all personal injury cases and wrongful death lawsuits through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement postpones any payment of upfront fees until after the case is resolved.
All information you share with our lawyers remains confidential through an attorney-client relationship.
We currently represent clients throughout the US in numerous practice areas, including medical malpractice, catastrophic accidents involving major trucking companies, nursing home abuse, premises liability, defective drugs, product liability, and wrongful death.