Attorneys for People Injured in Forward Air Trucking Accidents
For over 25 years, Forward Air is the leader in the expedited ground transportation industry providing LTL (less than truckload) and TL (full load) services. Additionally, the Greenville, Tennessee-based company specializes in temperature-controlled deliveries and intermodal drayage. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange (FWRD) as a surface transportation logistics company. In 2018, Forward Air generated annual revenues of more than $656 million.
The company is the leader of North American expedited surface shipping providing services across the United States and Canada. Forward Air transport offers air freight services and airline logistics for its customer base. Founded in 1993, the company now operates a dozen regional sort centers. The 577 truck drivers run 569 vehicles for Forward Air. The company trucks in the fleet do not transport hazardous materials.
Contact information for Forward Air includes:
1950 Snapps Ferry Rd., Building N
Greenville, TN 37745
(800) 726-6654 (toll-free)
(423) 636-3380 (local)
(423) 783-9019 (fax)
firstname.lastname@example.org (customer service)
Website Address: https://www.forwardair.com/
Forward Air is a Truckload (LT) carrier, meaning the company delivers one truckload containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations. This type of trucking is opposite an LTL (less than truckload) carrier with a mixed freight.
Accidents Involving Forward Air
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in 2018, more than 4100 individuals died in crashes involving large commercial vehicles in America. Approximately sixteen percent of the fatalities in these accidents were the truck driver, and sixty-seven percent were riding in passenger vehicles. About fifteen percent were motorcyclists, bicyclists, or pedestrians.
Like all large trucking companies, Forward Air is expected to deliver its packages on time under stressful conditions and tight schedules. The added stress increases the potential risk of their truckers and other package movers, causing an accident with or without injuries or fatalities. In 2019, forward air dealt with hundreds of accidents. A small sampling of Forward Air accidents includes:
- Collision on November 7, 2019 - The North Carolina State Highway Patrol filed a report involving a Forward Air semi-tractor pulling and enclosed box trailer on a divided two-way road in Red Cross, North Carolina. The collision involved three vehicles during daylight hours on a dry road surface. The report indicates there were fourteen injuries.
- Accident on June 13, 2019 - The San Antonio Police Department file the report revealing that a Single-unit Truck operated by Forward Air was involved in an accident on a divided two-way Road with an unprotected median. The accident occurred in the dark with dry road conditions. The report indicates there was a single injury.
- Crash on May 10, 2019 - Local Law Enforcement filed a report concerning a two-vehicle collision involving a Forward Air single-unit truck on a divided two-way road on East Interstate 95 during daylight hours on a dry surface road. The crash resulted in one injury.
- Accident on February 25, 2019 - The Florida Highway Patrol filed a report concerning a five-vehicle accident involving a Forward Air semi-tractor pulling and enclosed box trailer on a divided two-way road (Interstate 75) in Florida. The accident occurred during daylight hours on dry road conditions and caused vehicles to run off the road. The report indicates there were three injuries.
- Crash on February 27, 2019 - Local law enforcement filed a report concerning a single unit truck owned and operated by Forward Air. The collision with another motor vehicle happened on a divided two-way road in North Charleston, South Carolina. The incident occurred during daylight hours on a dry road surface. The report indicates there was one injury.
- Crash on February 7, 2019 - The Oklahoma Highwood Patrol while the report concerning a Forward Air Single-Unit Truck. A collision involving a fixed object resulted in a rollover on a divided two-way road (Interstate 35 S.) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The incident occurred at night on icy roads during sleep and hail weather conditions. The report indicates there was one injury.
- Accident on November 24, 2018 - The Marietta Police Department filed a report of a nine-vehicle accident occurring on wet roads during rainy conditions. The collision involved a fixed object on a divided two-way highway (Interstate 75 N.) and Marietta, Georgia. The accident resulted in five injuries.
Common Causes of Semi-Truck Crashes
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), many accidents in the United States, including large commercial trucks involve:
- Driving Impaired - Taking drugs or consuming too much alcohol and operating a motor vehicle can create a dangerous scenario for everyone sharing the road.
- Driving Drowsy- Truckers often work long hours under grueling conditions and erratic scheduling. A failure to get enough sleep before getting behind the wheel could cause catastrophic results.
- Reckless Behavior - Aggressively operating a vehicle could result in wrongful death or severe injuries of innocent passengers and motorists.
- 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.
Sometimes, the commercial trucker is found to be responsible for causing an accident because of their erratic movements because they are tired, fatigued, or meeting the demands of the tight schedule. 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.
Compensation Claim for a Truck Crash-Related Wrongful Death or Personal Injury
Any victim injured in an accident involving a semi-tractor-trailer, cargo van, or commercial vehicle can file a claim or lawsuit, seeking financial recovery from every party responsible for the incident. However, the victim must follow Illinois tort laws to build and present a case for compensation. Often, the process is complicated. In nearly all incidents, the injured victim can file a lawsuit or submit a claim for compensation against all responsible parties litigated in front of a judge and jury.
Filing a truck accident claim is the first legal remedy available to injured victims to ensure they can receive financial compensation for their damages, including:
- Hospital costs, medical expenses, and bills associated with rehab and therapy
- Past, present and future earnings because of a permanent or temporary disability
- The cost of a car rental while your vehicle is under repair
- Temporary or permanent loss of your truck or car
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC successfully resolve truck accident cases for our clients that have suffered a severe injury and wrongful death caused by a large commercial vehicle. Our strong legal team of dedicated attorneys will provide you immediate representation on your behalf and develop effective strategies to fight back against the trucking company hoping to dismiss their legal responsibility.
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