Trucking Accidents

 

 

 

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In 2000, large trucks accounted for 4 percent of all registered vehicles and 7 percent of total vehicle miles traveled. In 2001, large trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes and 4 percent of all vehicles involved in injury and property-damage-only crashes.


One out of eight traffic fatalities

in 2001 resulted from a collision involving a large truck. Drivers of large trucks were less likely to have a previous license suspension or revocation than were passenger car drivers. Almost 30 percent of all large truck drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2001 had at least one prior speeding conviction, compared to 20 percent of the passenger car drivers involved in fatal crashes.

 

Be Cautious

When you are involved in an accident, The investigator or adjuster from the other sides insurance company may be very pleasant, appear to be concerned. But always remember his or her job is to protect the insurance company, to find a reason NOT to pay you, or if they must, to make sure you receive as little as the insurance company can possibly get away with, and ideally, to try to "close the books" on the incident. Our experienced attorneys can help you avoid making this costly mistake.

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