What is a Trucking Accident?
A trucking accident occurs when a tractor-trailer has a collision with another person, vehicle or thing. Trucking accidents lead to serious damages and sometimes can be fatal. These types of cases are extremely complicated and requires the assistance of a lawyer who has experience as a trucking accident lawyer. Truck Accident Lawyers is here to take assist you with your case.
Trucking accidents occur on average every 16 minutes. A trucking accident can occur because of a various number of reasons, either caused by the driver or the tractor-trailer itself.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2009, the estimated number of fatalities that were caused by large trucking accidents was 3,400. They also estimated number of injuries that were caused by large trucking accidents to be around 74,000.
Trucking accidents are commonly caused by driver fatigue, unsafe vehicle operation, unsafe/unstable loads. Between 1992 and 2002 there was a rise in the number of large trucking accidents that were fatal due to these reasons.
Trucking is a booming industry, with the demand for goods continuously increasing, so will the demand for trucking. Although this is good for the economy, this is not always good for other drivers on the road. Not all truck drivers cause accidents, but the ones who do should be punished for the harm that they caused.