Weighing as much as 36 tons, trucks have become the greatest danger on our roads toady. Despite the fact that truckers are suppose to be cautious due to their massive size and power, many trucks display reckless behavior on the road including tailgating, speeding, driving in car only lanes, and changing lanes without checking for other vehicles. On average, 3,588 truck accidents occur every year in the state of Rhode Island. In many of these accidents, the drivers of the truck will sustain minor or no injury at all. Instead, the drivers and the occupants of the other vehicles are usually the ones that end up with severe injuries and sometimes death.
If you have been injured as a result of a truck accident in Rhode Island, an attorney at our firm wants to help you get the justice you deserve. Contact our Rhode Island Truck Accident Attorney to get a FREE CASE EVALUATION to find out about your legal rights.
2007 Rhode Island Crash Statistics
- 272 Tractor Trailers were Involved in Non-Fatal Crashes
- 130 Tractor Trailers were Involved in Injury Crashes
- 176 Injuries resulted from Tractor Trailer Crashes
- 142 Tractor Trailers were Involved in Towaway Crashes
- 12 Tractor Trailers were Involved in Hazmat (HM) Placard Crashes
There are numerous reasons why a truck accident may occur. Some common reasons in Rhode Island include overloading, mechanical failure, fatigue, and blind spots. However, only an attorney that specializes in truck accidents will be able to determine the exact cause of the incident. That is why it is important to seek legal counseling from an attorney as soon as possible. We will be able to create the strongest case for you in order to get you the compensation you need.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a large truck or any other type of vehicle in the following Rhode Island cities, get a FREE CASE EVALUATION from an attorney within your area.