The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities reported in May 2018 that 184 people had died from accidents involving heavy trucks in the previous year, from 163 fatal crashes. This is disproportionately higher than the number of vehicle registrations and road kilometres travelled would account for.
Experts specialising in truck accidents will be well versed in a number of fields: mechanical, automotive, electrical, and electronic engineering, road laws pertaining to long-distance freight hauling, and have experience investigating accidents involving trucks.
Specialists working in this field are familiar with safety systems in trucks to safeguard against possible accidents or failures. They must also adhere to industry regulations and safety standards when designing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining equipment to ensure the highest levels of safety.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain an expert submission that suits your needs and budget.
Expertise in Action
Experts in this field are often required in cases and insurance claims involving accidents that involve a truck. The mechanical designs and automotive parts may be a major factor in the cause of accidents and experts are experienced in using their knowledge and experience to determine the cause of such accidents. They also often use methods such as accident reconstruction to determine the cause of accidents.
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
On the road to the next trucking tragedy
Trucks kill a disproportionate number of people. Heavy trucks make up 2.4 per cent of all registered vehicles in Australia, account for 7 per cent of all road kilometres travelled and yet are involved in 16 per cent of road crash fatalities.
Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative continues to support safety programs that benefit the heavy vehicle industry and the community.
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A road cyclist sustained serious injuries when a truck passed him. An expert witness provided opinion as to the likely effects of the aerodynamic flow around a truck and the differing pressures created by the truck on any object it passes.
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