Knight-Swift Truck Accidents
Los Angeles Truck Crash Litigators Serving Clients Nationwide
A truck accident can happen in the blink of an eye, and the results are often catastrophic. While tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks only account for about four percent of vehicles on the road, accidents involving trucks account for roughly 11 percent of all traffic deaths.
Knight-Swift Transportation trucks are involved in hundreds of crashes each year. Over a recent two-year span, Knight-Swift trucks were cited over 8,000 times for maintenance failures, and its truck drivers were cited more than 3,000 times for unsafe driving violations, making it one of the most dangerous trucking companies in the United States.
Our truck accident lawyers at Baum Hedlund have litigated cases against many of the largest trucking and transportation companies in the world, including Swift Transportation. If you or someone in your family was in a car crash, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle crash involving a Knight-Swift truck, you need an accident lawyer with the experience and resources to protect your legal rights.
Call (855) 948-5098 or submit our online contact form to explore your legal options.
Knight-Swift Transportation Company Snapshot
In 2017, Swift Transportation merged with Knight Transportation to form Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the company is now the largest full-truckload carrier in the industry. Knight-Swift’s reported annual revenue for 2017 was more than $2 billion.
The Knight-Swift trucking fleet consists of:
- 23,000 tractors
- 77,000 trailers
- 70-plus trucking terminals
Unfortunately, government data shows that Knight-Swift’s violation record is nearly as large as its massive fleet.
Some of the most common trucking safety citations Knight-Swift has been hit with over the last two years include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to obey traffic control devices
- Driving while fatigued
- Hours-of-service violations
- Reckless driving
Knight-Swift Transportation Trucking Operations
Since the merger in 2017 between Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation, both companies have acquired more than a dozen subsidiaries, including:
- Barr-Nunn Transportation
- Squire Transportation
- Central Refrigerated Transportation
- M.S. Carriers
- Mohave Transportation Insurance
- Kold Trans
- Red Rock Risk Retention Group
- Interstate Equipment Leasing
- Common Market Equipment
- Estrella Distributing
- Sturgeon Equipment
Trucking Lawyers with Experience Litigating Against Swift
In the aftermath of a truck wreck, a representative from the trucking company may offer you settlement compensation before you have the chance to consult with a truck crash attorney. They do this in an effort to limit their liability. Retaining an experienced truck accident attorney gives you the best chance to obtain justice and maximum compensation for your injuries.
Many law firms across the nation present themselves as truck crash lawyers. Few, however, have the experience and resources necessary to take on major trucking companies like Knight-Swift. Our firm has obtained justice on behalf of clients in litigation against Swift Transportation. If you have been involved in a car accident, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle crash involving a Knight Transportation or Swift Transportation 18-wheeler, retaining an accident attorney to champion and protect your rights is critical.
Our experience representing those harmed in truck crashes is vast:
- Triple Board-Certified Truck Accident Lawyer at our firm
- Regent, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Board of Regents
- Over 250+ trucking cases handled in nearly all 50 states
- The National Law Journal’s 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Team of the Year
- The Best Lawyers in America® (2014-2019) and Top Ranked Law Firms™
- Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Call (855) 948-5098 today to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer. We offer free, no-hassle case evaluations and can answer any questions you may have.
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