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Roadrunner Transportation Truck Accident Attorneys

LogoOver the years, Roadrunner Transportation has acquired over twenty-eight businesses to diversify their portfolio. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (RRTS) as a logistic service provider and asset-light transportation company.

Roadrunner Transportation operates LTL (less than truckload), truckload, assent Of global Logistics, and Active On-Demand services. The LTL segment of the Company involves consolidation, deconsolidation, and delivery of shipments throughout North America, including Canada and the United States. The Active On-Demand services offer air and ground expedited delivery using bid technology moved by its fleet of air and ground assets.

In 2018, Roadrunner Transportation, Inc. generated a gross annual revenue of $464 million. The truckload and LTL segments of the company involve over a thousand drivers moving more than 1940 trucks. Roadrunner Transportation does not transport hazardous material.

Current contact information for roadrunner transport include:

Roadrunner Transportation Services, Inc.
4900 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 615-1500
Website Address: https://www.rrts.com/

Roadrunner Transportation 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.

Roadrunner Transport Accidents

Many of the most catastrophic accidents occurring on American interstate are caused by commercial trucks and cargo vans, accounting for over 5000 deaths each year. Many of these horrific accidents could have been avoided if the truck driver followed the rules and regulations mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Roadrunner Transport, like all commercial vehicle companies in the trucking industry, most insured out all their customers' shipments arrive on time and unscheduled. This increased demand for on-time delivery places a heavy burden on truckers who must work long hours to fulfill their job obligations. Unfortunately, the added pressure results in preventable accidents. A small sampling of recent Roadrunner Transport accidents include:

  • Fatal Accident on December 7, 2017 - The Missouri State Police reported a deadly 2-vehicle crash on CST Hall Street in St. Louis, Missouri. The accident involved a Roadrunner Transportation semi-tractor-trailer colliding with another motor vehicle during daylight hours on a dry road surface. The crash resulted in one fatality.
  • Fatal Accident on December 12, 2016 - The Florida Highway Patrol reported a deadly accident involving a roadrunner transport semi-tractor-trailer crashing into another motor vehicle on State Road 207 in an unincorporated area of Florida. The accident resulted in one fatality.
  • Fatal Accident on September 14, 2016 - The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported a deadly three-vehicle accident, including a Roadrunner Transportation semi-truck pulling an enclosed box trailer on a divided two-way road (Interstate 24). The accident resulted in a fatality.
  • Accident on August 17, 2019 - The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a one-vehicle crash involving a Roadrunner Transportation semi-tractor-trailer on a two-way road in rural Gillespie County, Texas. The accident resulted in one injury.
  • Crash on July 30, 2019 - The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a three-vehicle crash on a divided two-way road in rural Harrison County, Texas, on a wet roadway during daylight hours. The accident has one injury.
  • Collision on April 26, 2019 - The Indiana State Police (Versailles) reported a three-vehicle collision where a roadrunner transportation semi-tractor-trailer crashed into motor vehicles in transport on an undivided two-way road and Batesville (Franklin), Indiana. The accident caused one injury.
  • Accident on April 14, 2019 - The Louisville Metro Police Department reported a two-vehicle collision where a roadrunner transportation semi-tractor-trailer collided with a motor vehicle on Interstate 65 in Louisville, Kentucky during rainy conditions. The accident resulted in three injuries.
  • Crash on March 4, 2019 - The Local Law Enforcement reported a two-vehicle collision involving motor vehicles in transport where one vehicle crossed the median of Interstate 81 (northbound). The incident occurred in Virginia during daylight hours an resulted in one injury.
  • Accident on January 21, 2019 - The Michigan State police reported a 3-vehicle accident involving a collision with motor vehicles on a divided two-way road (Interstate 75) in Detroit, Michigan. The incident resulted in two injuries.

Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Crashes

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), crashes with large commercial trucks in the US cause catastrophic injuries to passenger vehicles because of:

  • Moving Hazardous Material Cargo - Statistics show that approximately 3% of all large commercial vehicle fatal accidents involve the transport of hazardous materials. Flammable liquids, including gasoline and fuel oil, account for more than 60% of the hazardous materials that are released during a fatal crash.
  • Aggressive Behavior - Aggressive behavior by any driver involved in a crash could result in serious injuries or wrongful death of innocent drivers or passengers.
  • 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.
  • Drowsy Driving - Operating a commercial vehicle over long hours can cause drowsy driving, which could lead to catastrophic harm to innocent victims.
  • 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.

Sometimes, the commercial vehicle driver will cause a crash because of their erratic movements or failure to ensure there was a substantial distance between their vehicle and those sharing the roadway. In these cases, judges and juries often find that the trucker and the trucking company is legally responsible for causing the crash and must pay all expenses and costs associated with the victim's recovery or injuries.

Filing a Compensation Claim for a Truck Crash-Related Wrongful Death or Personal Injury

Any victim has suffered an injury or lost a loved one because of a large commercial truck accident can file a lawsuit and seek damages from every party at fault. To successfully resolve your case, you must abide by Illinois tort laws when presenting a claim to the insurance company or a lawsuit to the judge and jury. The rules involving personal injury cases are complicated. Typically, injured parties have the right to file a lawsuit to litigate their to a judge or file a claim and negotiate an acceptable settlement with the insurance company to ensure that all responsible parties at fault pay damages.

Filing a truck accident claim for compensation ensures that the victim can receive economic recovery for their damages it, including:

  • Hospital expenses, medical bills, and the cost of treatment and rehabilitation
  • Lost income because of missed work: Loss of future earnings due to temporary or permanent disability
  • Car rental reimbursement while your vehicle is under repair
  • The cost of replacement of your total car or truck
  • 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.

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