Trucks Are Dangerous: Act Now to Prevent Size and Weight Increases | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire

Trucks account for only 3% of the vehicles on our roadways, yet they are involved in 12 percent of all crash fatalities.  According to a Public Citizen report, “Every year, about 5,000 people die and over 100,000 people are injured in large truck crashes.”

Congress is now considering taking action–action that is long overdue. Specifically, Congress is working on legislation that would limit or curb truck sizes and weights. Experts have acknowledged that the larger the truck, the more likely it is to kill or cause serious injuries. Increased weights and sizes also lead to greater infrastructure damage to our roads and bridges.  And, of course, bigger trucks emit more toxic pollution into our environment.

We encourage you to visit Public Citizens’ website and contact your representatives in Congress, encouraging them to limit the weight and size of trucks.  It will lead to greater safety and public health.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.  The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specialize in personal injury matters.  He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners.  His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA.  He has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine.  Mr. Zambri has authored an article regarding how automobile collision cases are evaluated.  To read it, please click here.

Many Americans are killed or injured each year in vehicular collisions.  If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at or call him at 202-822-1899.