July 25, 2022

How Deadly are Large Truck Accidents?

You hear about car accidents all of the time, where two or more private vehicles collide and destruction ensues. And sometimes you hear about crashes with commercial vehicles like trucks. Often when these incidents happen, the outcomes are catastrophic if not deadly. With truck accidents being the main means of transporting goods across and throughout the United States, and the trucking industry growing, there are more trucks traveling about posing a greater risk to others who drive near them.

If you have been injured in a trucking accident, you may have sustained serious injuries or you may have lost a loved one. Working with an experienced attorney with knowledge of how to handle complex truck accident claims is essential. In Mississippi, Bob Germany is a Jackson 18-wheeler accident attorney who has more than four decades of experience helping victims of devastating commercial truck accidents obtain all of the compensation necessary to help them pay for their damages.

Fatal Large Truck Accidents

, How Deadly are Large Truck Accidents?, Germany Law Firm PLLCTruck accidents can result in destruction and death due to how large and heavy these vehicles are. When they collide with a much smaller, lighter vehicle, the damage they can inflict can be immense. As more trucks move cargo from place to place the risk for deadly trucking accidents is quite high.

According to the National Safety Council in 2020 alone, there were 4,842 deadly truck crashes. When you consider all of the traffic accident deaths that happen every year in the country, those that result from truck accidents make up a significant portion. In the same year, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that there were 38,824 individuals who died in traffic accidents across the country. So, in 2020, approximately 12% of all deadly accidents had large truck involvement.

Even though the fatalities with large truck accidents in 2020 were less than they were in 2019 by 4%, it was still an astounding 33% more than the deadly truck accidents reported since 2011. This means, that the instances of deadly truck accidents are certainly on the rise and not appearing to slow down.

When you also consider that large trucks represent just 4% of all registered vehicles, the number of crashes that they are involved in especially those that are deadly is quite shocking. 

It is imperative that when you are injured in a large truck accident you speak with the Jackson truck accident attorney at the Germany Law Firm, PLLC. There can be multiple parties that are liable to pay you for your harm and Bob Germany can not only determine the fair value of your claim but also identify who is responsible in these cases. 

Speak with a Jackson Truck Accident Attorney Today

There is only a limited amount of time to file a Mississippi truck accident injury claim for compensation. To ensure you do not miss that small window and forfeit your rights to a settlement, please call the Germany Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a free consultation at (601) 487-0555.

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