Large Truck Accidents | About Truck Accidents
Most transportation-related fatalities and injuries occur on the Nation’s roads and highways. Within the next 25 years, the U.S. population is estimated to grow to 364 million, up from 282 million in 2000. The number of miles traveled by vehicle is projected to increase by approximately 60 percent from 2000 to 2030 leading to much higher numbers of highway crashes and fatalities and truck traffic has been growing at a faster rate than overall vehicle traffic.
In 2005, nearly 5,000 of the 42,800 highway fatalities involved commercial vehicles. In 2007, 393,660 large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds) were involved in truck accidents in the United States. In fact, about 12 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities in the U.S. involve crashes with large trucks.
Truck drivers spend many more hours behind the wheel then typical drivers and can fall prey to dangerous distractions and bad driving habits that put us all at risk. Truck accidents can happen when drivers become tired or stressed due to long driving periods. Truck accidents can occur when a driver is distracted by cell phones or other computer devices. Trucks often carry heavy equipment or shipments that must be loaded carefully to ensure a safe transport.
Truck Accident Lawyer Group is committed to helping individuals and families that have suffered injury or death as a consequence of a truck accident or semi-truck accident. The chilling statistics from our U.S. Department of Transportation tell us that the number of large trucks on the road with you is steadily increasing. Truck accident attorneys in the Truck Accident Lawyer Group specialize in the laws and regulations that specifically apply to drivers of large trucks, tractor trailers, and semi-trucks. This unique knowledge gives us the ability to quickly and accurately provide the best legal assistance to individuals involved in any type of truck accident. A truck accident attorney specializing in truck accidents and semi-truck accidents gives you the best opportunity to re-coup medical bills, lost wages, etc. when you’ve suffered as a result of a truck accident.
In all large truck cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of a large truck accident, call the Truck Accident Lawyers Group, Inc. now at (877) 736-4222 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.
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