Crete Carrier Corporation Truck Accident Attorneys
Attorneys for People Injured in Crete Carrier Truck Accidents
Colliding with a heavy semi-tractor-trailer on a freeway or highway could cause severe injuries or avoidable death. Many truck accident victims suffer brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, and crushed limbs that could have been prevented had all drivers followed traffic safety rules.
Were you injured, or did you lose a loved one in a commercial vehicle accident? The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represent injured individuals and children harmed in truck crashes.
Contact our law firm at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) to schedule a free initial consultation and speak with an attorney today. We can help the injured party or family members who lost a loved one receive compensation for all damages associated with the crash.
The Crete Carrier Corporation was formed in 1966 in Crete, Nebraska, beginning with six leased trailers. Alpo dog food was the corporation's first customer. By 1971, Duane and Phyllis Acklie purchased the company, which was relocated two years later in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The following year, the Company acquired Schaefer Trucking, a new Kingstown, Pennsylvania-based temperature-sensitive trucking company.
Sunflower Carriers Inc (1979) and Killed Truck Lines (1987) eventually merged with Crete Carrier to expand the company's Dry Van Division. Finally, in 1999, the Crete Carrier Corporation recruited Shaffer Trucking and J.B. Hunt Transportation, adding a specialized freight division and flatbed delivery services.
Over 5000 Drivers Working for Crete, Shaffer, & J.B. Hunt
Today, the company supervises more than 5325 drivers and operates well over 5180 semi-tractors pulling more than 13,000 trailers that crisscross the 48 lower American states. In 2018, Crete Carrier Corporation generated over $1,005,000,000 in annual revenue.
Crete Carrier Corp is an LTL (less than truckload) company, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This type of trucking is opposite a Truckload (LT) carrier that transports cargo, including similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.
Crete competes with other national trucking companies, including CRST, Daseke, FedEx, J.B. Hunt Transportation, Schneider, UPS, Werner, Swift, US Xpress, and Shaffer Trucking.
Contact information for Crete Carrier Corporation includes:
400 NW. 56th St.
Lincoln, NE 68528
(402) 475-9521 (phone)
(800) 998-4095 (toll-free)
(800) 998-2221 (recruiting dry van truck drivers)
(800) 669-2181 (refrigerated Schaffer trucking driver recruiting)
According to statistics maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Crete Carrier trucks were involved in more than 485 accidents between 2012 and 2017 across the country. Nearly all of these accidents occurred in the mid-Atlantic and southern regions of the US.
Crete Carrier Corporation Driver Accidents
Fortunately for motorists, Crete Carrier Corporation does not transport hazardous materials because their truck drivers were involved in hundreds of accidents in 2018 and 2019. Some of those accidents include:
- Accident on November 25, 2019 - A Crete Carrier Corporation trucker was involved in a two-vehicle accident after colliding into a parked passenger vehicle on Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Missouri. At the time, there were dry roadway conditions with no adverse weather in a darkened environment. The truck driver was operating a semi-tractor with an enclosed box trailer. There was no reported injury or fatality.
- Crash on December 1, 2019 - A company semi-tractor-trailer truck was involved in a collision with an automobile on Interstate 25 at milepost 240 in Midwest, Wyoming. At that time of the accident during daylight hours, there were icy road conditions with blowing sand, dirt, soil, and snow. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported no injuries or fatalities.
- Accident on October 4, 2019 - A Crete Corporation semi-trailer driver was operating an enclosed box truck when involved with a two-vehicle collision involving the car in Dunwoody, Georgia. The Dunwoodie Police Department reported there were no injuries or fatalities from the accident that occurred when there were no adverse weather conditions and dry roads at night.
- Crash on November 22, 2019 - A company semi-tractor driver was pulling an enclosed box trailer when involved in a collision involving an animal on Wyoming 59 at milepost one in Douglas, Wyoming. No passenger vehicles were involved in the collision. At the time of the accident, there were no adverse weather conditions on a dry road surface at night. The Wyoming Highway Patrol stated there were no injuries or fatalities.
- Collision on October 21, 2019 - A Crete Carrier Corporation semi-tractor driver pulling an enclosed box trailer during daylight on a dry surface was involved in a collision with a car on a two-way undivided road in Pendleton, IN. The Pendleton Police Department indicated there was no injury or fatality.
- Crash on September 27, 2019 - A Crete semi-tractor driver was involved in a two-vehicle collision involving a car on 84 West Highway, a divided, two-way road during daylight hours on a dry roadway surface. The Connecticut State Police indicated there was one injury and no fatalities.
Many crashes were the result of a lack of experience by truck drivers or others behind the wheel were seriously harmer or could have been prevented had all drivers followed traffic safety rules.
The Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that tractor-trailer truck accidents in the United States often involve:
- Aggressive Behavior - Any driver operating their vehicle aggressively could cause severe harm or wrongful death of innocent people.
- 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 of other adults and children.
- Driving Between Two Commercial Vehicles - Positioning a passenger vehicle between two large commercial trucks could be extremely dangerous when traveling on the highway. It is difficult for the truckers to see the passenger vehicle to avoid creating a scenario that ends in a multi-crash or accident.
- Driving under the Influence - It is illegal to consume too much alcohol or use illicit drugs while operating a motor vehicle. This reckless behavior could create a dangerous or life-threatening scenario.
- Drowsy Driving - The demands of truck driving often require the trucker to operate their tractor-trailer for many hours without taking a break, which can lead to drowsy driving.
Sometimes, an accident investigator or police officer will find the commercial truck driver responsible for causing an accident because of their erratic movements due to being tired, fatigued, or meeting the demands of the tight schedule.
In these cases, judges and juries often find that the trucker and the trucking company are legally responsible for causing the crash and must pay the full amount of expenses associated with the victim's recovery or injuries.
Financial Remedy for a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death-Related to a Crash
Any individual harmed in a collision with a cargo van, semi-tractor-trailer, a commercial truck can file a lawsuit or claim and seek monetary recovery from all individuals and companies responsible for the horrific event.
You can resolve your case quickly by following the rules associated with tort laws when presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury or filing for compensation with an insurance company claims adjuster. However, these laws tend to be highly complicated.
All injured parties have a legal right to file a claim for financial recovery or lawsuit against the trucker, trucking company to ensure they obtain compensation through a negotiated out-of-court settlement or from a jury trial award.
A trucking accident lawsuit is a legal remedy for any injured victim to ensure they receive monetary compensation for their losses, including:
- Ongoing medical bills and hospital costs
- Lost past, present, and future earnings caused by time away from your job
- Rental vehicle reimbursement while your car or truck is under repair
- The cost of a vehicle replacement
- Emotional stress and mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Over 95% of all trucking accident cases are settled out of court where insurance companies compensate the injured party, for all damages up to the defendants' policy limits.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The crash attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC stand ready to hear the merits of your case if a large commercial vehicle caused your injuries or the loss of a loved one (wrongful death).
The law firm maintains an aggressive position and uses years of experience developing healthy strategies to combat large trucking companies fighting to avoid legal liability for serious, and sometimes deadly, accidents.
Call our law offices now at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) to schedule a free consultation. Our legal team can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive the total amount of compensation you deserve.
Our law firm accepts crash injury cases through a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement will ensure that your family will not pay anything until after we have negotiated an acceptable out-of-court settlement or have won your case at trial.
All information you share with your attorney remains confidential through an attorney-client relationship. Our attorneys make house and hospital calls for clients unable to visit our offices.