U.S. Department of Transportation statistics show that an average of nine people per day are killed and nearly 202 people are injured by semi-trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a large truck is one that weighs more than ten-thousand pounds. An 18-wheeler can weigh more than eighty-thousand pounds. Often times, these huge commercial trucks can weigh up to forty times as much as a car.
Injuries and property damage sustained in truck accidents are typically more severe than other vehicle accidents due to the enormous size of semi-trucks and the high speed at which they typically travel. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you deserve to be compensated for the high cost of your medical treatment, current and future lost income, and pain and suffering.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
- Improper Training
- Negligent Supervision
- Unlicensed Driver
- Disobeying Safety Procedure
- Motor Vehicle Inspection Failure
- Repair & Maintenance Failure
- Failure to Yield the Right of Way
- DUI / DWI
- Driver Fatigue
- Truck Rollover
- Backing Up/Moving in Reverse
- Collisions with Cars
- Mechanical Defect
- Brake Failure
- Tires Blow Up
- Transporting Equipment with Trailers
- Overloaded Trucks or Trailers
- Loads that Shift Weight
All motorists should be aware of the dangers associated with sharing the road with large trucks. While proving a physical or emotional injury can often times be difficult, our experienced personal injury attorneys understand how to undertake the most difficult cases and win. We are committed to protecting the rights our clients.
As with all personal injury cases for our clients, there is absolutely no cost to you unless we win your case. Do not hesitate to contact an attorney at Kanner & Pintaluga if you have been injured in a vehicle accident involving a truck. To schedule a consultation with an attorney regarding your accident, please call 1-800-586-5555 or feel free to contact us via email.