U.S. Xpress Enterprises Truck Accident Attorneys
In 1986, Patrick Quinn and Max Fuller founded US Xpress running forty-eight trucks in the United States. Today, Max Fuller remains executive chairman of America's third-largest privately-owned truckload carrier with more than three decades of experience. The company operates out of thirteen locations from Texas to Florida up to Pennsylvania and into Illinois.
In 2018, U.S. Xpress Enterprises generated a gross annual revenue of $1,382,000,000. The more than 6850 drivers run more than 7000 trucks and 15,500 trailers crisscrossing the North American interstate system. The company does not transport hazardous material.
Current contact information for the company includes
U.S. Xpress, Inc.
4080 Jenkins Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 510-3000 (phone)
Website Address: https://www.usxpress.com/
U.S. Xpress Enterprises 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. The company offers coast-to-coast solo truckloads, dedicated loads, brokerage, and team services.
US Xpress Enterprises Accidents With Injuries and Fatalities
the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted an LTCCS (Large Truck Crash Causation Study) for examining catastrophic crashes involving commercial vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds. The results found that typically these types of crashes are complex and usually involve at least two vehicles. The study concluded that driver inexperience through a lack of training, roadway conditions, vehicle design, weather conditions in traffic signaling were each factors in most accidents. A small sampling of US Xpress Enterprises accidents include:
- Fatal Accident on September 17, 2019 - The Florida Highway Patrol reported a deadly four-vehicle accident on Interstate 75. The event involved a US Xpress Enterprises semi-tractor-trailer colliding with a motor vehicle and transport, hitting a fixed object, colliding with another motor vehicle, and ending in a fire. The accident resulted in one injury and one fatality.
- Fatal Accident on March 25, 2019 - The Ohio State Police - Warren reported a deadly two-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Hubbard, Ohio. The accident involved a US Xpress Enterprises semi-tractor-trailer colliding with another motor vehicle on an undivided one-way road. The accident ended with one fatality.
- Fatal Accident on May 1, 2019 - The Virginia State police reported a deadly accident involving a US Xpress Enterprises semi-tractor-trailer colliding with a fixed object, running off the road, and colliding with another motor vehicle on Patrick Henry Hwy. in Virginia. The incident resulted in one fatality.
- Accident on January 2, 2020 - The Alabama Department of Public Safety reported a two-vehicle collision involving a US Xpress semi-tractor-trailer on Interstate 20. The accident occurred during daylight hours in rural St. Clair, Alabama, resulting in one injury.
- Crash on December 15, 2019 - The Louisiana Department of Public Safety reported a three-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 in Louisiana. The accident involved a company-owned semi-tractor-trailer colliding with a motor vehicle on a divided two-way road, which resulted in one injury.
- Collision on December 8, 2019 - The Louisiana Department of Public Safety reported a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 involving a US Xpress semi-tractor-trailer colliding with a motor vehicle and falling on a wet surface at night, resulting in one injury.
- Accident on September 23, 2019 - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported a two-vehicle collision on the avenue of States Ave., Chester City, Pennsylvania. The accident resulted in three injuries.
- Crash on October 20, 2019 - The Local Law Enforcement reported a three-vehicle collision on an undivided one-way road in Maryland, resulted in one injury.
- Accident on December 19, 2019 - The New York Local Law Enforcement reported a two-vehicle collision on an undivided two-way Highway at night on a wet road surface. The incident resulted in two injuries.
- Collision on November 22, 2019 - The Harris County Sheriff's Department reported a two-vehicle crash on Grand Parkway in Texas, resulting in 2 injuries.
- Accident on September 4, 2019 - The Jesup, Georgia Police Department reported a 2-vehicle collision on Georgia Highway 38 at night. The accident involved a US Xpress semi-tractor-trailer colliding with another motor vehicle on a divided two-way road. The accident resulted in four injuries.
Common Causes of Semi-Truck Crashes
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), many accidents in the United States, including commercial vehicles, involve:
- Vehicle Malfunctioning - A failure to maintain a commercial vehicle could cause catastrophic accidents involving wrongful death and severe injuries. All motor carriers and truck drivers are responsible for maintaining all truck components to ensure the vehicle operates safely.
- Driving Distracted - 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.
- 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.
- 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.
In some cases, the trucker is found to be legally responsible for causing an accident because of failure to maintain a safe truck or because they were tired, fatigued, or attempting to meet the demands of the tight schedule. In these cases, both the trucking company and the truck driver should be held at fault for the accident and pay all associated expenses and costs that led to the wrongful death or severe injury.
Filing a Compensation Claim for Personal Injury Caused by a Truck Accident
Any victim suffering an injury or lost a loved one caused by a commercial truck accident can file a lawsuit and seek 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. 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 is the first legal remedy available to injured victims to ensure they can receive financial compensation for their damages, including:
- Hospital bills, medical expenses, and the cost of rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost income because of missed work: Loss of future earnings due to temporary or permanent disability
- Rental vehicle reimbursement while your damaged vehicle is under repair
- Temporary or permanent loss of your truck or car
- Mental stress and emotional anguish
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The dedicated attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have been successful in handling many truck accident cases for clients suffering injuries caused by large commercial trucks. Our dedicated legal firm will represent your family's behalf in developing a healthy strategy to fight back against the commercial trucking company that wants to avoid legal responsibility (at fault) for causing your severe accident that resulted in injury or death.
Contact our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to start the process of legal representation. We accept every case through a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement will postpone payment for our legal services until after we have won your case at trial or negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement.