Attorneys for People Injured in Ruan Transportation Management Services Trucking Accidents
John Ruan first began running gravel in July 1932 after purchasing a truck from selling the family car. At 19, John was operating a fleet of twelve trucks in the Midwest. His son, John Ruan III, is now the chairman of the corporation providing management of 300 nationwide operations, all over 6000 employees, moving more than 10,000 trailers.
In 2018, Ruan Transportation Management Services generated an annual gross revenue of $764 million. Currently, the company's 2695 truck drivers run more than 2060 trucks nationwide. Ruan Transportation does not transport hazardous material. The trucking company offers transport services, including the delivery of both food and dairy products, door-to-door shipping, commercial auto leasing, and integrated solutions.
Current contact information for the company include:
Ruan Transportation Corporation
666 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 245-2552 (phone)
(515) 558-3552 (fax)
Website Address: https://www.ruan.com/
Ruan Transportation Management Services 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 truckloads containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.
Ruan Transportation Management Services Accidents
Of the more than 36,500 individuals killed in horrific traffic accidents on American roadways in 2018, more than 5000 lost their lives in commercial truck-related crashes. In recent years, the pedestrians that died in accidents involving commercial trucks increased by more than thirteen percent.
Commercial vehicle transport companies in the trucking industry, Ruan Transportation, most must ensure on-time delivery to remain competitive. To continue their success, the company must push their truckers to stay on schedule and maintain a workload involving driving long hours each week. Unfortunately, this increased demand for on-time delivery places a heavy burden on the trucker who often works fatigued, creating a dangerous environment for themselves and others that share the roadway. A list of recent Ruan Transportation accidents include:
- Fatal Accident on May 17, 2018 - The Iowa State Patrol - District 12 reported a deadly one-vehicle collision with a pedestrian on US 61 in Muscatine, Iowa. The accident involving a Ruan Transportation semi-truck pulling an enclosed box trailer occurred at night on a dry road surface. The accident resulted in one injury and one fatality.
- Accident on September 17, 2019 - The Columbus Police Department reported a Ruan Transportation single-unit cargo tank truck collided with a motor vehicle on Main Street, in Columbus, Mississippi. The incident occurred during daylight hours on a dry road surface. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Crash on September 15, 2019 - The New Mexico State Police reported a rollover accident involving a company-owned cargo tank truck traveling on an undivided two-way road (Ojibwa) in New Mexico, which resulted in one injury.
- Collision on September 18, 2019 - The Vermillion Sheriff's Department reported a 2-vehicle crash involving a Ruan Transportation semi-truck pulling an enclosed box trailer on State Route 63 (northbound) and Perrysville, Indiana, resulting in one injury.
- Accident on September 1, 2019 - The Jasper Sheriff's Department reported a one-vehicle collision with a fixed object and rollover after running off the road. The accident involved a Ruan Transportation cargo tank truck on Interstate 65 in Demotte (Jasper), Indiana. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Crash on July 6, 2019 - The California Highway Patrol reported a 2-vehicle collision on Route 59 in an unincorporated area of California. The accident with a Ruan Transportation cargo tank truck resulted in one injury.
- Accident on July 23, 2019 - The California Highway Patrol reported a single-vehicle rollover after the company-owned cargo tank truck ran off the road on Route 5 in an unincorporated area of California. The incident resulted in one injury.
- Collision on July 25, 2019 - The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported a 2-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Mebane, North Carolina. The accident that occurred in the dark on dry road surface resulted in an injury.
- Accident on June 1, 2019 - The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported a single-vehicle crash on US 127 after the Ruan Transportation tractor-trailer rollover, hitting a fixed object after running off the road. The accident resulted in three 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:
- Lack of Proper Truck Maintenance - Many truck accidents occurring on the interstate were caused by wheel or tire malfunctions, faulty brakes, transmission, and engine problems, and defective steering wheel.
- 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 - If the truckers involved in an accident, law enforcement will often perform a test at the accident scene to determine if the truck driver consumed alcohol or took illegal drugs.
- Aggressive Behavior - Any driver operating their vehicle aggressively could cause severe injury or wrongful death of an innocent passenger or other motorists.
- 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, 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 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. Successfully resolving your case requires abiding by Illinois tort laws when filing a claim with the insurance company or presenting a case in front of a judge and jury. The rules involving compensation cases are complex. Sometimes, the injured victim will file a claim or lawsuit to recover all of their losses through negotiations with insurance companies or litigation in court to hold the trucking company responsible for damages.
Filing a truck accident claim for compensation ensures that the victim can receive economic recovery for their damages it, including:
- Ongoing medical bills and hospital costs
- Loss of past, current, and future earnings due to a permanent or temporary disability
- Rental expenses while your car or truck is under repair
- Damages including the loss of your passenger vehicle
- Emotional stress and mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
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