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Upstate Congressman Chooses Trucking Industry Over Victims Rights

I recently wrote to my congressman to oppose federal legislation that would limit the amount of insurance coverage trucks are required to maintain.  Without adequate insurance, a family victimized by a negligent tractor trailer truck may be denied compensation as there will be no way to recover for the losses caused. The company simply closes up shop and re-opens under a different name. While I am not surprised that he supported business over victims rights, I was taken aback at how proud he was to be supporting the trucking industry. Not so much as an acknowledgement of the victims interests in the matter. The email I received from the Congressman Gowdy is below.

Americans deserve to know the truth about accountability for injuries

At Christian & Davis we are advocates for individuals injured by others who needlessly endanger the public.  We strive to help the injured, educate the public about the wrongdoers and hopefully prevent the same conduct from occuring again.  Our monthly newsletter is a good example of our efforts to educate our community on safety concerns. 

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