You may feel safe in your car, but what if you innocently get in the way of a big truck or trailer? The results can be devastating. If you've been injured in a traffic trailer or truck collision, sound legal advice is important. For a free, no cost consultation, please contact the law firm of Audet & Partners at 800.965.1464 to talk to an attorney. You may also contact us using the form on this page.
Truck accidents almost always result in serious injuries to the occupants of the automobile(s) involved. The reason is simple physics, since large trucks can weigh many tons.
These truck/car accidents are often caused by the following:
1) a badly maintained truck
2) unsafe operation by the truck driver
3) a sleepy or inattentive truck driver
4) an inexperienced truck driver
5) mechanical failure
According to published statistics:
- An average of about 5,200 trucks are involved in a fatal traffic accident each year.
Tractors pulling one semitrailer are the most common truck configuration involved,
accounting for about 60% of all trucks involved in a fatal accident.
Texas, California, and Florida had the greatest number of truck involvements over the
period 2001 to 2005.
The number of truck drivers killed in traffic accidents increased from 664 in 2002 to 778
An average of 368 pedestrians and 76 bicyclists are killed each year in traffic accidents
For detailed information about truck accidents, please read "TRUCKS INVOLVED IN FATAL ACCIDENTS
FACTBOOK 2005," a publication of the Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics. (This is a PDF document).
If you've been injured in a traffic trailer or truck collision, sound legal advice is important. For a free, no cost consultation, please contact the law firm of Audet & Partners at 800.965.1464 to talk to an attorney. You may also email us.
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