Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) tells us that for the last couple of years, about 420,000 crashes involving large trucks were reported annually by police. With more than 15 million large trucks each year transporting the majority of U.S. freight, it’s pretty easy to understand that accidents are likely.
But what are the causes behind these accidents? We’ll talk about it in this issue.
New emphasis on blind spot warning systems in large trucks show promise in decreasing the number of accidents on our highways. But blind spots aren’t the only cause for large truck accidents.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the most common reasons behind such accidents are:
Because typical delivery or large freight trucks can weigh 80,000 pounds fully loaded compared to the roughly 3,000 pounds of most passenger cars, it’s usually the passenger vehicle and those in it that will take the brunt of the force when an accident occurs.
The most common injuries suffered by victims of large truck accidents are:
This time of the year is especially dangerous as more travelers are on the roads and highways to visit with family and friends. As you’re out and about, remember to:
We hope you and your family have a safe and joyous holiday season. If you’re involved in an accident, however, we encourage you to call us here at Barber & Associates.
We’ve recovered more than $45 million in verdicts and settlements for injured Alaskans.
The first meeting is always free, and we’ll fight aggressively to ensure you get the compensation you’re entitled to.
Our number is 907-276-5858 or you can reach us via email.
Barber & Associates, LLC has recovered more than 45 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for Injured Alaskans.
Auto accidents can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of how defensive someone may be behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has been harmed in such an incident, you have legal rights and options that need to be explored.