There’s no question that commercial trucks have an important role in the economy of the U.S. Every day, 18-wheelers provide people around the country with countless items that they need. There’s no question that speed is an important factor when it comes to delivering these essential goods. Both businesses and consumers want to receive the items they order as quickly as possible.
As a South Dakota personal injury lawyer, it is vital to remain updated on the latest statistics about motor vehicle accidents, which includes commercial truck accidents. When we have someone contact us about a truck accident they were involved in, we understand that we must fully understand all the contributing factors and statistics to ensure we can help them recover the compensation they are owed.
It’s worth noting that commercial truck drivers have a lot of responsibility when they are on the road. Unfortunately, many drivers are pressured to continue working, even when they should take a break and make it to destinations faster. That, combined with flaws in the vehicles, inexperienced drivers, and poor road conditions, can result in serious and devastating outcomes.
When you call us, you get access to an experienced team of personal injury lawyers who takes pride in staying updated on the latest large truck accident statistics to ensure that we can provide our clients quality representation for the accident situation.
Statistics About Commercial Trucks
In 2020, there were 4,842 large trucks involved in fatal accidents in the U.S. While this was a four percent reduction from 2019, it was an 11% increase from 2011.
The following statistics were also recorded for large truck accidents in 2020:
- 9% of all accidents involved a fatality
- They represent 4% of all registered vehicles
- They make up 10% of all vehicle miles traveled
Additionally, in 2020, there were 107,000 commercial trucks that were involved in an accident that resulted in an injury, which was a reduction of 10% from 2019. In 2020, 4,965 people passed away in commercial truck accidents. Many of the fatalities occurred to people in other vehicles (71%), truck occupants (17%), and those not in other vehicles (12%).
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorney for Assistance
If you are injured, or a family member is killed in an accident with a commercial truck, our personal injury lawyers are here to help. We can investigate your situation to help you create a legal claim for compensation. We are dedicated to helping our clients recover the most compensation possible for their injuries. We will look into who was negligent or at fault and ensure that person is held responsible.
The first step is to get in touch with our legal team and schedule a free initial consultation. During this meeting we will learn about your case and start creating a plan of action to move forward and help you recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your case and losses. We are here to help you recover from your damages.