Truck Accident Data
A completely stacked 18-wheeler can be 70 feet long and weigh 80,000 pounds. At the point when this truck collides with an automobile, the odds of severe injury or death to the passengers in the vehicle raise exponentially. The most credible data on large truck accident injuries was obtained from 2013. It was updated in 2015.
The reconsidered 2015 numbers
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that there were 3,964 large truck accident fatalities, and more than 95,000 individuals were harmed. Of the fatalities, 71 percent were inhabitants of different vehicles, and just 17 percent were occupants of large trucks. Individuals who weren’t occupying either large trucks or other vehicles included 11 percent of the fatalities. Of the individuals who were harmed, 75 percent of the general population were tenants of automobile vehicles, 25 percent were large truck inhabitants, and two percent weren’t involving an engine vehicle. The latest numbers from Washington indicate 44 large truck accident fatalities in 2015.
Basic reasons for truck crashes
No two large truck accidents are the same, yet we see some repeating causes. They fall into five classes. Those are:
- Driver error like following too closely or failing to yield the right-of-way
- Failure of equipment like tires and brakes
- Weather conditions and increased braking and stopping distance
- Loading issues that can cause a jackknife, rollover, and spill
- Selection of inexperienced drivers or drivers with bad driving histories
Victims of large truck crashes must act rapidly to safeguard and ensure their rights. The trucking organization’s backup plan will have it’s group of agents at the scene before it’s even tidied up. Evidence which favors you won’t be said in their report. We will likely safeguard and break down each bit of confirmation conceivable. Those bits of the puzzle include:
- Photos and traffic camera footage
- Driver logbooks
- Black box data
- Inspection records
- Maintenance records
- Any driver drug and alcohol tests
Hire An Attorney
If we discover liability in your situation, our law office will utilize its aggregate talent, knowledge, and experience to get the compensation that you merit for your injuries. Try not to attempt to go up against a trucking organization and its backup plan all alone. You don’t understand what you’re doing. You won’t be dealt with reasonably, and you’ll just have biased your case once you know that you require a truck accident lawyer. Contact Posner Law Office today to schedule your free legal consultation with a professional and experienced Vancouver, WA truck accident lawyer who will be able to review your case and determine whether you are qualified to earn equitable compensation for losses endured as a result of your accident.