Mercer Transportation Truck Accident Attorneys
Mercer Transportation, Inc. was founded in 1977. In recent years, it transformed into one of America's safest fleets providing quality service nationwide. The company truckers have driven over 4 billion miles delivery more than four million loads to customers across the United States.
In 2018, Mercer Transportation generated an annual gross revenue of $493 million. Currently, the company's 2756 drivers operate 2507 trucks crisscrossing Northern America. The company provides special equipment shipping, drop deck, dry van, and flatbed transport solutions.
Current contact information for Mercer Transportation include:
Mercer Transportation Co., Inc.
1128 West St.
Louisville, KY 40203
(800) 433-8512 (toll-free)
(502) 584-2301 (local)
Website Address: http://mercer-trans.com/
Mercer Transportation is primarily 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.
Mercer Transportation Accidents
Statistics maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revealed the rise of three percent in truck accident fatalities in 2018 from the year before. Approximately sixty-three percent of all truck accidents involved a minimum of two vehicles.
Mercer Transportation, like all major trucking companies in America, deal with hundreds of accidents every year. Maintaining on-time delivery usually requires operating on tight scheduling during hazardous weather conditions, which can place a stressful demand on the trucker that puts their life and the lives of others at risk. A small sampling of Mercer Transportation accidents includes:
- Fatal Accident on August 29, 2019 - The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a deadly accident in rural Callahan County, Texas, involving a Mercer transportation semi-tractor with the flatbed. The fatal crash involved two vehicles on the two-way road.
- Fatal Accident on September 30, 2019 - The Alabama Department of Public Safety reported a deadly three-vehicle accident on Interstate 22, resulting in one fatality and one injury.
- Fatal accident on August 28, 2018 - The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported a deadly accident involving a fire or explosion after colliding with a fixed object on Livingston Hwy. in Tennessee. One of the two vehicles involved in the accident ran off the road during the dawn hours on a dry surface. The incident resulted in one fatality and two injuries.
- Accident on October 16, 2019 - The Elk Grove Village Police Department reported an accident involving two vehicles, including a Mercer transportation dump truck on abuse the road, in Elk Grove, Illinois. The collision with another vehicle resulted in one injury.
- Crash on December 9, 2019 - The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported a collision including a company-owned semi-tractor-trailer and another motor vehicle in Kernersville, North Carolina, which resulted in one injury.
- Collision on December 20, 2019 - The Memphis Police Department reported an accident involving a Mercer Transportation commercial flatbed truck in Memphis, Tennessee, resulting in 2 injuries.
- Accident on November 12, 2019 - The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 in Lumberton, North Carolina. The collision occurred on a rainy night that resulted in four injuries.
- Crash on September 23, 2019 - The Doraville Police Department reported a three-vehicle collision that occurred on Interstate 285 (westbound) in Doraville, Georgia. The accident happened during daylight hours and resulted in one injury.
- Accident on October 4, 2019 - The Covington Police Department reported a collision involving a Mercer transportation semi-tractor with the flatbed colliding with another motor vehicle on Interstate 75 in Covington, Kentucky. The incident resulted in one injury.
- Collision on August 7, 2019 - The Indiana State Police (Jasper) reported a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 (westbound) in Tell City, Indiana. The accident resulted in 2 injuries.
- Accident on August 5, 2019 - The Louisiana Department of Public Safety reported a two-vehicle collision where one vehicle across the median of a divided two-way road on Interstate 12. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Crash on June 21, 2019 - The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a one-vehicle accident involving a Mercer Transportation semi-truck with the flatbed. The incident involved a shifter loss of cargo that caused the vehicle to run off the road on Interstate 44 during daylight hours. The accident resulted in one injury.
Common Causes of a Large Commercial Vehicle Accident
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), many accidents in the United States, including large commercial trucks involve:
- Faulty Truck Tires and Wheels - Faulty or malfunctioning components can lead to severe issues, including break-related crashes or blown tire accidents.
- Distracted Driving - Any distraction like speaking on a smartphone or sending text messages is prohibited by law and creates a dangerous scenario for everyone sharing the roadway.
- Driving Under the Influence - Taking drugs or consuming too much alcohol and operating a motor vehicle can create a dangerous scenario for everyone sharing the road.
- Aggressive Behavior - Any driver operating their vehicle aggressively could cause severe injury or wrongful death of an innocent passenger or other motorists.
- Improper Loading - If the loading and unloading crew inappropriately loads the cargo and fails to strep the merchandise and supplies, their inexperience or lack of judgment could cause problems, including difficulty in maneuvering the truck, jackknifing, or rollover.
- Drowsy Driving - The demands of truck driving often requires the truck or to operate their vehicle for many hours without taking a break, which can lead to drowsy driving.
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, 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.
Filing a Compensation Lawsuit for Personal Injuries Related to a Truck Accident
Any individual injured in a collision with a semi-tractor-trailer, cargo van, a commercial vehicle can seek financial compensation through a lawsuit or claim against any responsible party at fault for the crash. However, the victim must follow Illinois tort laws to build and present a case for compensation. Often, the process is complicated. The injured victim typically has the right to file a claim for compensation or lawsuit against all responsible parties to negotiate an acceptable out of court settlement or litigate the case in front of a judge and jury.
Any victim can file a truck accident claim if they have been injured or suffered losses, or wrongful death. A full recovery will ensure they have adequate compensation for:
- The cost of hospital expenses, medical treatment, and therapy
- Lost income because of missed work: Loss of future earnings due to temporary or permanent disability
- Rental car reimbursement while your car is under repair
- The cost of replacement of your total car or truck
- Emotional stress and mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
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