Stringent regulations regarding safety have helped to reduce the amount of semi-accidents in the U.S. However, accidents due to driver fatigue, driver error, and improper trailer loading are still the main causes for serious accidents. Injuries due to semi-truck accidents can be especially severe due to the size and weight of these 80,000 lb machines. If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact Indianapolis truck accident lawyers as soon as you are able.
Latest Trucking Accident Statistics
13% of the 15 million trucks on America’s roadways are considered big rigs or semi-trucks.
98% of semi truck accidents result in at least one fatality.
Truck accidents cost U.S. citizens over $20 billion in insurance and other costs last year.
About $13 billion of the $20 billion was solely associated with loss of quality of life.
For every one hundred million miles driven in America, there are 2 deaths and 60 injuries caused by semi-trucks.
Over 125,000 individuals are injured in a truck accident each year, the average cost is associated with a semi accident is approximately $60,000.
Nearly 90% of truck accidents are caused by some type of human error, 30% is attributed solely to driver fatigue.
Though there is new technology such as anti-rollover and anti-jackknife systems beginning to gain popularity among semi-truck fleets, accidents involving semi-trucks are still considered the most severe and most likely to result in death or permanent disability.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering. Not only are truck accident injuries physically debilitating, they often cause mental anguish to all parties involved. It is important to secure compensation to help you recover both physically and mentally from the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, please contact us, the attorneys with the Ken Nunn Law Office. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping you secure as much compensation after a devastating accident. Call today for a consultation regarding your case.