Each year tens of thousands of people are injured in an average of 168,000 accidents involving large trucks. More than 5,000 people die in these accidents each year. These accidents are not rare occurrences, as the trucking industry would have you believe. One person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes. At The Gilbert Law Group, our truck accident lawyers are dedicated to helping victims recover the compensation they need and the justice they deserve for their injuries.
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Many auto accidents can cause severe injuries, but accidents involving semi-trucks have a greater potential for serious injuries and fatalities. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data:
Drivers and their passengers involved in trucking accidents are more than four times likely to be killed than the occupant of the truck.
Somewhat surprisingly, fatal truck accidents occur in very normal driving conditions. In fact 85 percent occur in normal weather conditions and nearly 66 percent happen in rural areas during daylight hours.
Causes of 18-wheeler truck accidents are as varied as the causes of other automobile accidents. Truck drivers share the same life distractions as the average driver, but with greater risks when something goes wrong.
Causes of truck accidents include:
Teaching drivers to comply with regulations and focus on safe driving starts with the trucking company. If the company does not push to enforce the rules, the driver may not observe them and increase the chance for collision and severe injuries.
Because of the mass of the vehicle and forces involved when that large mass comes to a sudden stop, injuries in an accident involving a tractor-trailer truck are often severe and can include:
This type of serious bodily harm results in enormous medical expenses and lost wages and can require long-term or life-long care for the injured. At The Gilbert Law Group, we understand the emotional and financial strain this puts on your family. You need a lawyer with a deep understanding of the heavily regulated industry of the trucking world. Our attorneys have the experience you need.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck accident, please call the experienced truck accident attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group. We can discuss your accident and provide you with a thorough assessment.
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