Landstar System Truck Accident Attorneys
Landstar System, Inc. was founded in 1968 and incorporated in 1991. By 2014, XPO Logistics subsidiary National Logistics Management (NLM) purchased Landstar for $87 million, transforming the company into a significant web-based expediter throughout North America. The company expanded its deliveries into Mexico in January 2017, basing its logistics service Center in Laredo, Texas.
In 2017, Landstar System, Inc. generated an annual revenue of $3,650,000,000 with an operating income of more than $243 million. Landstar supervises over 1270 employees and more than 4685 drivers operating 4648 trucks crisscrossing America's interstate roadway system. The company, headquartered in Jackson, Florida, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (LSTR).
Current contact information for Landstar includes:
(800) 872-9400 (customer service)
(913) 341-5858 (Landstar recruiting)
Website address: https://www.landstar.com/
Landstar System is an LTL (less than truckload) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This type of trucking is opposite a Truckload (LT) carrier that delivers trucks containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.
Landstar System, Inc. Accidents
According to the NHTSA, truck driver fatal accidents continue to rise and have reached their highest level in more than three decades. The federal agency noted that over 880 commercial vehicle drivers and passengers died in fatal accidents in 2018.
Customers for all major trucking companies, including Landstar System, Inc., expect the transporter to meet deadlines and deliver the goods on time. Because of that, tight schedules and the increased demand for on-time delivery creates stress for truck drivers already fatigued by working long hours each day. A small sampling of Landstar System, Inc. accidents include:
- Fatal crash on August 14, 2019 - The Oregon State police reported a deadly collision with a pedestrian resulting in a fatality. The Landstar System, Inc. semi-tractor-trailer collided with a parked motor vehicle on Highway 20 west of Riley, Oregon.
- Accident on December 12, 2019 - The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported a Landstar system semi-tractor-trailer crash involving a motor vehicle on a two-way road (US 224) and the Township of Sullivan, Ohio. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Accident on November 22, 2019 - The Connecticut State Police reported a company-owned semi-tractor-trailer collision with another motor vehicle on a divided two-way road in Enfield, Connecticut. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Crash on December 16, 2019 - The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a Landstar System semi-tractor-trailer accident involving a fixed object where the vehicle ran off the road on Interstate 44 in an unincorporated area in Missouri, which resulted in one injury.
- Collision on December 16, 2019 - The Alabama local law enforcement reported a company-owned semi-trailer accident involving another motor vehicle on Interstate 20 in Birmingham, Alabama, resulting in one injury.
- Accident on December 8, 2019 - The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported an accident involving a Landstar System semi-tractor-trailer colliding with another motor vehicle on a divided two-way road (Interstate 80) in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The accident resulted in three injuries.
- Crash on November 24, 2019 - The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported an accident involving a company-owned semi-truck with a flatbed colliding into another motor vehicle in Union, Mississippi, which resulted in one injury.
- Accident on December 2, 2019 - The Maine State Police reported 8 Landstar System, Inc semi-tractor with an enclosed box colliding with another vehicle during a snowfall in York, Maine. The incident resulted in one injury.
- Collision on October 4, 2019 - The Henry County Police Department reported a company-owned semi-tractor-trailer collision with another motor vehicle in Stockbridge, Georgia. The accident resulted in an injury.
- Accident on August 5, 2019 - The South Fulton Police Department Reported. An accident involving a Landstar System bobtail Truck Tractor colliding with another motor vehicle on Camp Creek Parkway in South Fulton, Georgia. The incident resulted in 2 injuries.
- Collision on July 11, 2019 - The Ohio State Police (Granville) reported a 7-vehicle crash involving a Landstar Sys., Inc semi-tractor-trailer on a one-way road (Interstate 70) in the Township of Aetna, Ohio. The report indicates there were seven injuries.
Common Causes of a Large Commercial Vehicle Accident
Statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed many of the common causes associated with large commercial vehicles in the United States that include:
- Insufficient Driver Training- Every truck driver must undergo nominal training to meet specific minimum requirements before driving a commercial vehicle on the road. As a result, most truck drivers just starting out are poorly trained with virtually no experience.
- Reckless Driving Behavior - Any driver operating their vehicle aggressively could cause severe injury or wrongful death of an innocent passenger or other motorists.
- Driving Distracted - 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.
- Abandoning a Car in the Travel Lane - Passenger vehicles left in the roadway can be catastrophic if the truck driver is unable to come to a stop or swerve out of the way without causing a devastating accident.
- Driving Under the Influence - Truckers must avoid consuming alcohol or taking illegal drugs, including stimulants, which can create a dangerous scenario for all those sharing the road.
- Drowsy Driving - Truck drivers should never operate their vehicles for long hours without taking breaks to minimize the potential of driving while tired.
Sometimes, a commercial vehicle driver will cause an accident because of erratic movements, or they were fatigued, having worked too many hours on a tight schedule. In these cases, the trucker and the trucking company should be held legally liable for causing the crash and all the costs associated with injuries or wrongful death of innocent victims.
Financial Remedy for a Truck Accident-Related Wrongful Death or Personal Injury
Every victim injured by a commercial van, truck, or semi-tractor-trailer has the legal right to file a lawsuit or claim seeking financial damages from every party at fault. You can resolve your case successfully if you abide by Illinois tort laws when presenting a case in front of a judge or filing a claim with the insurance company adjuster. These cases tend to be highly complex. 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 victim of a truck accident can file a claim for compensation to ensure they receive the financial recovery they deserve. The resolution of the case can ensure he or she recovers:
- 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
- Physical damages including the loss of your vehicle
- Emotional trauma and mental stress
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have resolved many truck accident cases for victims suffering a severe injury or wrongful death caused by a large commercial truck. Our legal team will create an aggressive position in developing a healthy strategy to fight back against the large trucking company that wants to avoid legal responsibility for your family's deadly or severe accident.
Our law offices at (888) 424-5757 accept every case through a contingency fee arrangement. This agreement postpones payment for legal services until after our lawyers have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf or won your case at trial. Contact us today!