Nov 11, 2023
Large trucks, which are commonly referred to as big rigs, 18-wheelers, or semi-trailers, are essential to the U.S. economy. These large trucks are used to transport goods and materials over long distances as part of the overall supply chain network. But semi-trucks can also pose a risk of serious collision due to their size, as well as the long hours and driving distances required for truckers.
The statistics below have been compiled through data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and additional government agencies which track commercial truck accident records and work to determine the extent of the risks trucks pose to passenger cars, motorcycles, and other smaller motor vehicles sharing the roadways.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident that was due to negligence, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation through a civil lawsuit with Dordulian Law Group’s personal injury attorneys.
Defendants in trucking accident cases may include:
Common semi-truck and big rig accident injuries may include:
Unless a tragic death occurs, if your truck accident injury was the result of another’s negligence or carelessness, a personal injury claim may be filed to recover financial compensation. In the event of a fatality that was caused due to another truck driver’s negligence or carelessness, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed to recover various types of financial damages.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) collected hundreds of factors associated with each vehicle involved in a trucking accident. The organization discovered that the top 10 factors for accidents involving large trucks and drivers were:
The FMCSA has identified 10 additional factors that are associated with large truck-on-passenger vehicle crashes (listed in order of frequency):
Additionally, FMCSA found that alcohol and illegal drugs use in passenger vehicles, but not trucks, have a statistically significant correlation with the coding of critical reasons. The combination of these factors with fatigue (coded more than twice as often in passenger vehicles as large trucks) or illness (coded more than five times as often in passenger vehicles) shows that drivers of passenger vehicles were more likely to be experiencing adverse physical conditions before the crash.
After being injured in a truck accident, don’t settle for just any attorney to handle the important responsibility of fighting to recover maximum financial compensation for your claim. Choose California’s leading truck accident lawyers – Dordulian Law Group – led by former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Sam Dordulian. With over 100 jury trial victories and a 98% success record, you can have peace of mind knowing that your truck accident claim is in the best possible hands.
Contact us today at 866-GO-SEE-SAM for a free and confidential truck accident attorney consultation. There’s never any fee for our expert legal services until AFTER we secure maximum financial compensation for your claim. You don’t pay a penny until we win for you – it’s that simple.
English version Estadísticas de accidentes de camiones para 2023
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