What you should know about trucking accidents
With an estimated 15.5 million trucks operating in the U.S. today1, sharing the road with large trucks is a daily requirement for all motorists.
With the large number of trucks on today’s roads, accidents involving trucks can and do occur. According to the most recent report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 104,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2012, which was an increase of 18 percent from the year prior.2
Trucking accidents, compared to car accidents, are unique in that they typically involve two vehicles of very different sizes. Perhaps the most important piece of information included in NHTSA report is this: of the fatalities and injuries that resulted from trucking-related accidents in 2012, 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles.2
Another complication with accidents involving trucks is that there can be various parties responsible for injuries resulting from an accident, including the driver, the owner of the truck, and the company that employees the driver. There are also federal laws and regulations that govern who is responsible in the event of an accident. Navigating these complex scenarios can be time-consuming and frustrating.
If you have been injured in a truck-related accident, contact us immediately for a free consultation. We can help you seek compensation for your injuries and find your voice against the insurance and transportation companies.