Trucking accidents are a serious issue that can result in severe injury or death. With more large truck congestion filling the roads all the time, it’s important to understand what some of the common types of injuries might be in such an accident and what the statistics tell us.
Let’s take a closer look at how trucking accidents can result in injury and what we know about the frequency of these events.
There are a variety of common truck accident injuries that can result from large truck collisions. Some of the more common injuries include:
If you have been involved in an accident with a heavy truck, it’s important you contact an experienced truck accident injury lawyer to assess your injuries and advise on a personal injury case.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,014 people killed in large truck accidents in 2020.
Of those killed, 68 percent were occupants of other vehicles, while 16 percent were occupants of large trucks. The remaining 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists.
According to the National Safety Council, 4,842 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes in 2020. That is a 4% decrease over 2019 but still a 33% increase since 2011. A large truck is considered any medium or heavy truck with a gross vehicle weight greater than 10,000 pounds. This includes both commercial and non-commercial vehicles.
Although it was a 10% decrease over the previous year, there were 107,000 large trucks involved in crashes resulting in injury in 2020. The number of deaths resulting from large truck crashes has increased by 31% since 2011. The occupants of other vehicles make up 71% of those deaths, followed by 17% being the drivers of the truck and 12% pedestrians and cyclists.
Large truck accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence on Arizona roads. Common causes of these accidents include driver fatigue, inadequate vehicle maintenance, distracted driving, speeding, and improper loading of cargo.
All of these factors can contribute to large truck accidents and can lead to serious injury or death.
At Torgenson Law, you are more than just another insurance case, you’re a victim that deserves the best legal representation. Our experienced attorneys are expert trial lawyers who will stand up and defend your rights in court, if necessary.
Our entire staff will work diligently to uncover every single detail of your accident that we need to know to build a persuasive case, and we are dedicated to helping you recover the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.