Accident with 18-wheeler – Insurance policy minimums must increase
We need your help to protect yourself and the people you love in case you ever get in accident with an 18-wheeler. Trucking insurance limits have not been increased since 1980. When truck collision victims are catastrophically injured or killed, there simply is not enough money to replace wages or pay for medical care. Not only is this a tragedy for the victim of truck crashes, but it puts a burden on already overburdened federal programs like Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking comments to help craft a rule to increase the minimum insurance limits for motor carriers. If you or a loved one, ever have an accident with an 18-wheeler, this can have a big impact on what you may be entitled to for compensation and damages. If you drive a motor vehicle in the United States, this may be the most important task for you this week. THE DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 26.
We need you to take ACTION:
1) Send a comment to the FMCSA. You can find a link to do this and a suggested outline below.
2) Publicize on social media, including linking to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and anything else you use. If you use the links below to submit your comments, it will allow you to automatically link to social media with the click of one button. There are special links that your non-lawyer friends can use to offer their support. Please ask them to do this!
Members of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group have created talking points, which can be found here: http://saferhighways.com.
After you submit your comment, we strongly encourage you to choose an option to show you support this rulemaking by clicking buttons to post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media.
For everybody other than truck drivers and lawyers, please click on this link:
If you are a truck driver, please click this link:
If you are a lawyer, please click here:
You can learn more about this issue at http://saferhighways.com.
Thank you! Your comments are very important. Please set aside some time to submit.