Landstar System Truck Accident

Landstar System Truck Accident Lawyers

Experienced Truck Crash Lawyers Representing Clients in California and Nationwide

At Baum Hedlund, our attorneys have vast experience maximizing compensation for clients injured in semi-truck crashes by aggressively pursuing claims against negligent trucking companies. Our highly-skilled team has obtained over $4 billion on behalf of our clients by tirelessly investigating and building solid cases against truck companies, logistics companies and truck drivers who put profits ahead of safety. We dedicate our substantial resources, skills, and knowledge to every case we handle and have taken on many of the major trucking companies in the U.S. and many from Canada.

If you’ve been injured in a Landstar System truck accident, we can help you with the process of filing a claim. We have witnessed the devastation caused by commercial truck accidents and are firmly committed to improving trucking safety on US roadways.

Contact us at (855) 948-5098 today to start exploring your legal options after an accident with a Landstar System truck.

A Company Snapshot of Landstar System

Landstar System, Inc. began operations in 1968, and incorporated in 1991. Landstar is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its services are provided through agents, third-party capacity providers, and employees. The company’s 1,300 agents coordinate transportation plans with drivers, while owner-operators (known within Landstar as business capacity owners) run their own semi-trucks.

Landstar subsidiaries include: Landstar System Holdings, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Global Logistics, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc., Landstar Ranger, Inc., Risk Management Claim Services, Inc., Landstar Carrier Services, Inc., Landstar Contractor Financing. Inc., Signature Technology Services, Inc., Landstar Express America, Inc., Landstar Logistics, Inc., and Landstar Gemini, Inc.

Landstar Ranger

Landstar Ranger is a subsidiary of Landstar System Holdings, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Landstar System, Inc. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports Landstar Ranger has more than 5,800 vehicles and over 6,100 drivers. Landstar Ranger received its last FMCSA compliance review in 1994, at which time it obtained a satisfactory rating. Its out-of-service rates are 12.9% for vehicles and 0.8% for drivers. In the previous two years, Landstar Ranger has been involved in 10 fatal commercial vehicle crashes and 119 big-rig accidents that resulted in injuries.

Among violations Landstar Ranger and its drivers have committed:

  • Operating a commercial motor vehicle while texting
  • Failure to obey traffic control device
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to follow hours-of-service regulations
  • Driving beyond the 14-hour duty period
  • Driving while disqualified
  • Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance

Are Landstar’s Trucks Safe?

Although Landstar works with truck owner-operators, the company still has a duty to ensure that the trucks and their drivers operate in a safe manner. As with any trucking entity, the tractor trailers, tractor tankers and tractor dump trucks are only safe if they are operated in accordance with the law, including hours-of service, maintenance, and traffic regulations.

Unfortunately, too many truck owners and operators fail to follow regulations, putting motorists’ lives in jeopardy. Due to their immense size and weight, semi-trucks pose a significant risk on the road. Collisions with tractor-trailers are all too often catastrophic for those in passenger vehicles.

Landstar Commercial Vehicle Crashes

Landstar System’s safety record includes the following serious semi-truck crashes.

In 2012, 19-year-old Alan Casillas stopped his bicycle at an intersection in Los Angeles. A Landstar tractor-trailer moved into the intersection to make a right turn. The driver drove the trailer over the sidewalk, knocking the victim down. The trailer’s rear wheels ran over Casillas’ left leg, which later resulted in a lower leg amputation. A jury awarded the victim more than $34 million.

In 2011, two men died at an intersection in Florida when a Landstar truck turned into the path of the motorcycle they were riding. A jury found the truck driver had falsified driver logs, was fatigued, and had violated hours-of-service rules. The family of one of the motorcyclists received a $14 million jury award. The jury found that Landstar knew paper logs were not effective in ensuring safe driving.

In 2011, the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado died after his vehicle experienced tread separation and he crashed into the back of a Landstar tractor-trailer, which was parked along the side of the highway. The victim’s family alleged in their wrongful death lawsuit that the truck driver was negligent in not moving his vehicle as far from the roadway as possible. Michael Bruno died and three other people in the car suffered serious injuries. An Arizona state jury awarded Bruno’s family $19.25 million.

In 2007, a 77,000-pound Landstar semi-truck transporting rubber pellets ran a stop sign and crashed into a car. Two men in the vehicle died, and another passenger suffered fractured vertebrae. A 2011 wrongful death lawsuit resulted in a $40 million jury award.

Experienced Truck Crash Attorneys Fighting for You

If you or a family member has been harmed in a Landstar System truck crash, contact one of our experienced truck accident attorneys today. Our team of highly qualified, veteran trial attorneys have decades of experience successfully litigating truck crash lawsuits. At Baum Hedlund, we believe in fighting to secure full and fair compensation for your losses.

Contact us by filling out an online form or giving us a call at (855) 948-5098 for a free case evaluation.

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