Due to the large size of trucks, an accident can greatly endanger the lives of other drivers & pedestrians. Serious injury up to and including death can result unnecessarily when tractor trailer operators fail to consider proper crash prevention. Truck accidents have caused many injuries including back, neck, spinal cord, brain injuries, paralysis and death.
A trucking accident occurs when large trailers (10,000+ lbs.) collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision. Even if the truck accident does not involve another vehicle, a chemical or toxic spill can endanger others’ lives.