CR England Truck Accident
Colliding with a fully-loaded commercial vehicle could leave other drivers and passengers with horrific injuries or dead. Many injured victims will file civil lawsuits against trucking companies seeking financial compensation for their damages.
The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, represent injured parties to ensure they receive maximum compensation for their damages. Contact our truck accident attorneys today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) to schedule a free consultation and case review.
Chester R. England founded C.R. England trucking company in 1920 after purchasing a Model T Ford truck in Plain City, Utah. By the 1930s, during the Great Depression, and throughout World War II, Chester, along with his sons Bill and Gene continued the one truck operation before turning it into a larger fleet to expand the company. By 1980, C.R. England operated approximately 180 trucks.
In the 1990s, the family-owned company adopted Qualcomm mobile communications and followed the business model that increases the growth rate to 650 percent.
Before the end of the decade, the company began an in-house truck driver school and started the transformation of creating new operating divisions, including logistics, intermodal, dedicated, and regional. The company also began delivering goods to Mexico. In 2018, C.R. England generated an annual income of over $894 million.
C.R. England Trucking Company's core values are based on safety, best-in-class service, mutual respect, integrity, and excellence.
Contact information for C.R. England headquarters include:
4701 W. 2100 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84120
(385) 715 3508
(800) 421-9004 (driver school)
driver contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
C.R. England California Service Center
2250 S. Riverside Ave.
Colton, CA 92324
C.R. England Salt Lake Service Center
4701 2100 South
West Valley City, UT 84120
C.R. England Texas Service Center
8422 Amparan Street
Laredo, TX 78045
C.R. England Illinois Service Center
600 Belle Park Rd.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
C.R. England is an LTL (less than truckload) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This trucking type is opposite a Truckload (LT) carrier that delivers trucks containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.
The motor carrier has faced a significant driver shortage in Northern America as many older drivers retire, and fewer less experienced truckers are entering the trucking industry.
Reported C.R. England Truck Accident Cases
While CR England is known for safe truck driving and a well-maintained fleet, there are extremely demanding schedules for delivering cargo on time risks associated with crashes and collisions.
Like all trucking companies, CR England has had to deal with negligence at their management level, with dispatchers, mechanics, maintenance crews, and truck drivers.
Like most trucking companies, England has faced serious issues leading to horrific crashes throughout North America, including:
- C.R. England truck accident on November 28, 2019 - During rainy conditions and daylight hours, a CR England in a closed box van was involved in a crash on Stemmons Freeway in Dallas County, Texas, along an unprotected median on a two-way road. Local news reported there were no injuries or fatalities.
- C.R. England accident on November 25, 2019 - During daylight hours with no adverse conditions, a CR England tractor-trailer (bobtail) was involved in a crash without injuries or fatalities on Malcolm X Boulevard in Dallas, Texas.
- C.R. England truck crash on November 25, 2019 - During daylight hours with no adverse weather conditions, a CR England enclosed box tractor-trailer was involved in a crash on US 127 and Emerson Township, Michigan. The collision involved a motor vehicle and transport. Local news reported there were no injuries or fatalities.
- C.R. England truck accident on November 21, 2019 - On a dark night during rainy conditions traveling on a wet surface in Bourbon, Missouri, a semi-tractor-trailer owned and operated by CR England was involved in a collision with a fixed object. There are no injuries or fatalities.
- Collision on November 16, 2019 - A CR England enclosed box tractor/semitrailer was involved in a collision with two other vehicles on Julius Schepps Freeway in Dallas, Texas, during twilight hours with no adverse weather conditions. There were no reports of injuries or fatalities at the crash site.
- Accident on November 6, 2019 - A single unit truck (2-axle, 6-tire enclosed box van) owned and operated by CR England was involved in a jackknife collision with a fixed object during daylight hours on an icy rd. in Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol reported no injuries or fatalities
- C.R. England Crash on September 11, 2019 - A semi-tractor-trailer traveling during daylight hours on a dry road was involved in a collision with a motor vehicle in transport while traveling in Fort Collins, Colorado on Interstate 25. The Colorado State Patrol reported no injuries or fatalities.
- Fatal truck accident in September 2004 – A driver training program instructor was killed when a truck operated by the motor carrier crashed and rolled over in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the time of the crash, a training program student driver was behind the wheel. The crash occurred on the eastbound I-80 off ramp onto southbound I-15. Eyewitnesses stated that the trucker was likely driving 65 mph on the ramp with the posted speed limit of 45 mph.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), collisions with large commercial trucks in the US cause catastrophic injuries to passenger vehicles because of:
- Driving under the Influence - If the trucker is involved in an accident, law enforcement will often conduct a breathalyzer test at the accident scene to determine if the truck driver for other people in the semi-tractor-trailer consumed alcohol or took illegal drugs.
- Failure to Adjust the Correct On-Ramp Speed - Commercial vehicles have a challenging time when entering the highway. Many accidents at the on-ramp could have been prevented had other drivers adjusted or speed accordingly and allowed the truck to merge. The law requires all drivers to move to the next lane to provide additional space for the commercial vehicle to enter the freeway.
- Drowsy Driving - Commercial vehicle drivers driving long hours can experience drowsiness, which could lead to catastrophic harm to innocent people.
- Aggressive Behavior - Aggressive movement, including traveling at excessive speeds or reckless driving, could result in severe injuries or the wrongful death of an innocent person.
- Distracted Driving - There are many distractions inside a commercial vehicle, including quick access to a mobile device, changing the radio station, or looking at a GPS device.
- Lack of Maintenance – The transport motor carrier could be legally liable for truck accidents resulting from a lack of maintenance causing drivers to break down on a busy road.
- Faulty brakes – Malfunctioning manual or air brakes causes crashes when motor carriers failed to ensure the braking systems work safely, as designed.
- Bald tires – Many trucking companies have tight schedules where their driver's rush to arrive on time creating dangerous scenarios if their tires blow or rip apart due to a lack of tread.
Sometimes, commercial vehicle drivers will cause crashes due to their erratic movements, when driving exhausted, having worked too many hours on a tight schedule.
In a case like these, an attorney can obtain financial compensation for their clients because they proved the trucker and the trucking company failed to maintain a safe environment for those people sharing the roadway, which led to an accident.
Filing a Compensation Lawsuit for Personal Injuries Related to a Truck Accident
All victims suffering injuries from a cargo van, semi-tractor-trailer, or commercial truck can file a lawsuit or claim and seek financial compensation from each party responsible for the accident.
Successfully resolving your case requires abiding by the applicable state tort laws when filing a claim with the insurance company or presenting a case in front of a judge and jury.
The rules involving compensation cases are complex. In nearly every circumstance, the injured victim can file a lawsuit or submit a claim for compensation against every responsible party, including truckers and trucking companies, to ensure they can negotiate their case out of court or litigate evidence in front of a judge.
Trucking accident claims for monetary recovery provide an avenue for victims to obtain financial compensation for their damages involving:
- Hospital costs, medical expenses, and bills associated with rehab and therapy
- Lost income because of missed work: Loss of future earnings due to temporary or permanent disability
- The cost of rental expenses while your car is being repaired
- The cost of replacement of your total car or truck
- Emotional anguish and mental stress
- Pain and suffering
The complexity of these cases often requires an experienced law firm specializing in commercial truck collisions to ensure that their clients receive the financial compensation they deserve through a negotiated settlement or jury trial verdict.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
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