Anyone who has spent any time on the roads of a large city understands that large trucks are a regular if not a constant sight. These large vehicles face difficult challenges on a regular basis with regards to navigating these big rigs through tight spaces and heavy traffic conditions. That’s why truck drivers are highly trained and skilled. However, this training and skill does not prevent trucking accidents from occurring at an alarming rate.
Below you will find a brief overview of the overall statistics that relate to trucking accidents that occurred during the calendar year of 2018. These statistics deal with trucking accidents that occurred throughout the state. Anyone who has been harmed in this type of a crash needs to contact experienced trucking accident lawyers as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation.
Trucking Accident Statistics – A Brief Overview
When one takes a moment to review the statistics that relate to trucking accidents, the numbers themselves are somewhat surprising. That’s because during the calendar year of 2018 alone, more than 11,600 of these crashes occurred, and more than 10,000 of them were reported to the state police because of some form of damage that was done.
In addition to the overall number of trucking accidents that occurred during 2018, more than 4,000 of these crashes occurred that resulted in at least one injury. Specifically, more than 5,000 people were injured in these crashes statewide during that year. Finally, more than 100 trucking accidents occurred that led to at least one fatality, and 110 people lost their lives in these crashes. Those killed included truck drivers, smaller vehicle drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians.
How Trucking Accident Lawyers Can Help
When someone is injured in a trucking accident, the aftermath tends to be a bit more complicated than that which relates to car accidents. Specifically, there can be employers and therefore defense attorneys and additional insurance company representatives involved. All of these parties tend to work for the benefit of everyone other than a person who was wrongfully injured or a family of a person who was wrongfully killed.
In addition to the reality of those who are working against these injured people and grieving families, there is also much confusion when it comes to dealing with the evidence that relates to a crash. Much of this evidence will relate to the regulations that govern the trucking industry, and the failure to meet any of these standards can lead to a finding of liability. Of course, one needs to know where to look for these regulations and how to apply them to a situation.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in this type of a crash, you need to seek the help of trucking accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for more than 40 years. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.