Knight-Swift Truck Accident Lawyer
Los Angeles Truck Crash Attorneys 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 2,000 times for unsafe driving violations. These violations include failure to obey traffic control devices, speeding, driving while operating a mobile phone, and others.
Our truck accident lawyers at Wisner Baum 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.
Knight-Swift Trucking Operations
As of 2023, Knight-Swift’s trucking operations consist of the following companies:
- Knight Transportation (Truckload, Logistics)
- Swift Transportation (Truckload, Logistics, Intermodal)
- AAA Cooper Transportation, or ACT (Less than truckload)
- Midwest Motor Express, or MME (Less than truckload)
- Barr-Nunn Transportation (Truckload)
- Abilene Motor Express (Truckload)
How Many Trucks Does Knight-Swift Have?
According to its 2022 annual report, Knight-Swift trucking fleet consists of:
- 18,000+ tractors
- 79,000+ trailers
- 70-plus trucking terminals
Knight-Swift Truck Accident Data
Government data* shows that Knight-Swift’s accident and violation record is concerning.
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
- Number of Vehicles: 3,200
- Number of Drivers: 3,200
- Total Accidents: 187
- Total Unsafe Driving Violations: 436
- Number of Vehicles: 15,902
- Number of Drivers: 15,000
- Total Accidents: 876
- Total Unsafe Driving Violations: 1,828
- Number of Vehicles: 2,865
- Number of Drivers: 2,972
- Total Accidents: 168
- Total Unsafe Driving Violations: 155
- Number of Vehicles: 395
- Number of Drivers: 351
- Total Accidents: 14
- Total Unsafe Driving Violations: 26
- Number of Vehicles: 582
- Number of Drivers: 570
- Total Accidents: 33
- Total Unsafe Driving Violations: 68
- Number of Vehicles: 582
- Number of Drivers: 570
- Total Accidents: 32
- Total Unsafe Driving Violations: 150
An Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
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 accident lawyer. They do this in an effort to limit their liability. Retaining an experienced attorney with a proven track record 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:
- $20 million commercial vehicle verdict for wrongful death
- $15 million tractor trailer vs. pedestrian for catastrophic injury
- $8.5 million truck accident verdict (plus pre and post-judgment interest) for wrongful death
- $6.9 million truck accident settlement during trial
- $6 million truck accident settlement for wrongful death
- $3.5 million truck accident settlement for wrongful death
- Negotiated more than 75 truck accident settlement agreements for $1 million or more
- Over 300 trucking cases handled in nearly all 50 states
*data current as of April 27, 2023
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.
Knight-Swift Transportation Company Snapshot 2023
In 2017, Swift Transportation merged with Knight Transportation to form Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the company is now one of North America’s largest full-truckload carriers, generating $7.4 billion in total revenue in FY 2022.
Knight-Swift is one of North America's most diversified freight transportation companies, providing multiple full truckload, less than truckload (LTL), intermodal, logistics, and other complementary services. The company has over 210 locations in the U.S. and Mexico, including company headquarters, terminals, driving academies, and other locations.
Knight-Swift is one of the most aggressive trucking companies in the country in terms of acquisitions. In 2022, Knight-Swift added to its long list of acquisitions by purchasing U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., a $2 billion revenue truckload carrier based in Tennessee.
$6 Million Settlement Fatal Truck Accident
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