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Understanding Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be one of the most terrifying experiences in a driver’s life. Most of these accidents result in the automobile driver being severely injured or even killed, and because of the protection offered by the bigger vehicle, truck drivers rarely get injured or deceased. Common statistics point to the fact that trucks, 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, and similar vehicles cause auto accidents which result in a very large number of wrongful deaths and severe injury cases.

Truck Accidents Statistics

The latest statistics from truck accidents show that passengers of smaller automobiles are the ones that end up losing their lives. The stats also show that truck braking capability is a huge factor in truck crashes. A loaded large truck takes 20% – 50% more road to stop when compared to cars, and this percentage is even higher on wet or slippery roads. If the brakes of the truck are poorly maintained, things get even worse.

Statistics From 2013 Show That:

  • Truck accidents caused 3602 fatalities
  • 16% of these fatalities were truck occupants
  • 67% of these fatalities were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles
  • 15% were pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists
  • These 3602 deaths in large truck crashes are an increase of 14% compared to 2009
  • The number of truck occupants who lost their lives in these crashes was 31% higher than in 2009
  • Since 1979, which was the year when truck accidents fatalities were at their highest point, we are now seeing a drop of 57% of truck occupants deaths, and 43% in passenger vehicles fatalities

Truck Accidents Lawsuits

A good truck accidents attorney will sort out who the responsible parties are and what is the nature of the case exactly. Liable parties who you can sue in truck accidents cases can be:

  • The owner of a commercial vehicle i.e. a trucking company, a waste management company, a construction company, etc is usually viable.
  • The owner of the freight is also a possible liable party in some accident lawsuits.
  • The driver of the truck is usually always on the list of truck accidents lawsuits, however, keep in mind that they rarely have a lot of money to give, so pursuing the actually responsible parties is essential if you are to get the reimbursement you deserve.
  • Employers are also liable for any accidents caused by their workers within the scope of their job.
  • Manufacturers of the truck, trailer, etc, are also possible targets for responsible parties.
  • And finally, maintenance companies who did not ensure the safety of the vehicle and thus contributed or directly caused the accident.

Expert Truck Accidents Attorneys

As you see, truck accidents are extremely dangerous and can have serious consequences. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in such crashes, you might be eligible to recover your damages.

The truck accidents lawyers at The Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have successfully helped many people get the compensation they deserved. Our Hallandale attorneys know very well how to help people recover from truck accidents and it all starts with a free consultation.

Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A.

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