While the number of fatal auto accidents on U.S. highways has dwindled in recent years, truck accidents have remained disturbingly high. Why? The answer lies in the dangerous practices enacted by trucking companies. By choosing profits over people, these companies have overseen an exponential increase in annual trucking accidents and trucker fatalities. Tragedies like these have led to an ever-growing number of Americans seeking justice. Peril on Wheels delivers valuable answers for lawyers who defend the individuals and families affected by these terrible accidents. Attorney and author J. Kent Emison brings more than 20 years of experience in litigating truck accident cases to this book, which addresses the driver error” and product defects that can dramatically and unalterably change lives. Peril on Wheels is a revealing, straightforward, and comprehensive guidebook to the science and business practices of today’s commercial vehicles. As law firms attempt to cater to this population in need, Peril on Wheels will allow them to vastly improve their understanding and services. Leveraging his experience working with engineers, accident reconstruction specialists, and industry professionals, Emison has created a much-needed manual sure to be a staple of law offices, university curricula, and attorney's libraries throughout the United States.