Many people know that truck accidents occur quite frequently throughout the country. However, most people do not know that trucking accidents result in thousands of injuries and countless deaths. Below, statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation are provided to highlight the severity of truck accidents:
The U.S. Department of Transportation says that approximately 500,000 truck accidents take place in the country every year. Of those 500,000 accidents, nearly 5000 results in people being killed.
One out of every eight traffic fatalities results from a truck accident.
The revenue related to truck accidents is expected to double by 2015. In 2009, the revenue lost due to truck accidents was estimated at $615 billion.
In collisions involving tractor trailer trucks, 98% of people who are killed are individuals in passenger vehicles.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 68% of all truck accidents that are fatal happen in rural regions.
If you suffered significant injuries during a truck accident, contact our law firm to get help from a Raleigh personal injury lawyer.