Whenever a commercial truck is involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle, the chances for a fatality are far greater. Motorists in smaller vehicles are much more vulnerable to serious injury and death. In 2009, 74,000 Americans were injured in truck accidents and 3,380 were killed.
According to research, the type of accident most likely to cause a fatality is a rear-end accident in which a passenger vehicle hits a commercial truck from behind. These types of collisions are four times as likely to cause a fatality than a truck rear-ending a passenger vehicle. According to TruckInfo.net, the average driver will have a near motor vehicle accident 1 to 3 times per month and be involved in some type of collision every five to eight years.
Commercial trucks are involved in 2.4 percent of all car accidents. But because there are fewer on the road than passenger vehicles, semi trucks are 3 times as likely to be involved in an accident that a passenger vehicle. Over 500,000 truck accidents occur annually. If you or a loved one are injured due to a truck driver’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact an attorney.
Spevack Law Firm—Middlesex County truck accident attorneys.