If you have been injured in a serious trucking accident, then you probably have a lot of questions. At Kruger & Hodges, we are committed to making sure that every client understands his or her rights. USF Holland Trucking is one of the larger trucking operations in Northern America. Every year this trucking company causes many collisions on US highways and interstates. No matter how safe or professional truck drivers are generally, invariably some will be careless and cause serious injuries. It is simply a matter of numbers. The average American driver drives about 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year, while the typical truck driver may drive more than 150,000 to 200,000 miles per year.
According to quicktransportsolutions.com, USF Holland operates over 4,200 trucks and has over 6,000 drivers. In August 2019 alone, there were numerous accidents reported around the country involving these trucks. In fact, this carrier tends to have a rough safety record. In the 24 months between October 2017 and October 2019, DOT records suggest that the company was involved in 345 total crashes, 114 of which caused injuries, including six deaths.
If you are involved in a trucking accident, there are five simple steps you should take.
Finally, do not try to navigate a Holland truck accident claim alone. Insurance carriers are keen to fight these types of cases because the stakes and potential payouts are so large. Not every attorney fully understands accident cases, so be sure to work with someone who has handled a lot of accident cases. For a free consultation or to learn more about your options, call Kruger & Hodges today.