Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are a very common occurrence in today's hectic and overcrowded roadways. Approximately 5,000 people die in truck related accidents and collisions annually in the United States. Our truck accident lawyers are specialized in this field and can help you mount a legal claim against a truck driver or trucking company for damages, losses, and pain and suffering. They have the knowledge and expertise necessary to properly investigate and pursue a lawsuit if you or someone you know has been the victim of a truck accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were an estimated 6.3 million traffic accidents reported by the police last year. The report also concluded that over 41,000 individuals were killed and an approximately 3.2 million people were injured in those accidents. Due to the large size and massive weight of trucks, an accident involving a large truck can cause enormous amounts of damage and very serious injuries to anyone in a regular motor vehicle. Improper maintenance, driver fatigue, impaired driving, unrealistic schedules, poor quality parts, and negligent or careless drivers can cause unnecessary grief, damage, pain and suffering, and loss of income to anyone caught in an accident with one of these road colossi.

If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a truck accident, you do not need to suffer alone. Our experienced and capable truck accident lawyers can help you file a claim for damages and compensation for your loss or injuries.

Causes of Truck Accidents


Common causes for Truck Accidents include:

  • Alcohol or drug use (DUI/DWI/OUI)
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Adverse Weather
  • Hazardous Road Conditions
  • Vehicle Collisions/Other Accident
  • Improperly Secured Load/Load Shift
  • Overloaded Trucks
  • Driver Error/Distraction/Carelessness/Recklessness
  • Run Out of Road (Merging or Entering Road)
  • Failure to Maintain Safe Distance
  • Blind Spot
  • Improper or Poor Maintenance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) conducted a one-year study of truck accidents and compiled the information in the Preliminary National Crash Facts Sheet.

Truck Accident Statistics

According to the Preliminary National Crash Facts Sheet:

  • 36,438 large trucks were involved in non-fatal truck accidents
  • 54,961 large trucks were involved in injury truck accidents
  • 80,752 persons were injured in accidents involving large trucks
  • 81,477 large trucks were involved in tow-away accidents
  • 2,231 large trucks were involved in hazmat (HM) placard accidents
  • If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, take legal advice as soon as possible. A trucking accident attorney may be able to help you receive compensation for damages.

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