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The massive semis that share our roads with us are so much heavier and larger than the passenger vehicles we drive that truck accidents are far more dangerous for the occupants of the smaller vehicles involved. If a truck driver’s negligence causes you to be injured, don’t delay reaching out to an experienced Jamestown truck accident lawyer for the legal guidance you’re looking for. 

Truck Drivers are Professionals

Because truck drivers are professional drivers who are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), the law holds them to far stricter rules, regulations, and laws, that include exacting hours of service restrictions. Truckers who fail to carefully adhere to all the applicable safety guidelines make our roads more dangerous for all of us.

The Statistics

The statistics shared by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) regarding truck accidents are sobering, including:

  • In 2019, 4,119 people lost their lives in truck accidents.
  • 67 percent of those who died in truck accidents in 2019 were the occupants of passenger vehicles, and another 15 percent were motorcyclists, pedestrians, and cyclists. 
  • The fatality rate for truck accidents in 2019 was 31 percent higher than it was in 2009. 
  • Of all the fatal two-vehicle truck accidents in 2019 that involved a passenger vehicle, a full 97 percent of those killed were occupants of the passenger vehicles.
  • Of all the fatal accidents on our roadways in 2019, 11 percent were truck accidents. 

Truck accidents happen far too often, and they are exceptionally dangerous. 

Common Truck Accident Factors

There is a wide range of factors that commonly contribute to life-threatening truck accidents, including:

  • A fully loaded 18-wheeler takes from 20 to 40 percent more distance to come to a safe stop on the road (as compared to passenger vehicles) – the effects of bad weather increase this discrepancy. 
  • Truckers experience major blind spots on all four sides of their rigs, which leaves other motorists on the road vulnerable.
  • Trucks ride quite high off the road, which leaves those in passenger vehicles vulnerable to dangerous underride accidents (both side and rear). 
  • Trucks require regular maintenance and consistent safety checks. When truckers and/or trucking companies fail to take this responsibility to safety seriously enough, it can lead to dangerous accidents. 
  • Truckers spend long hours behind the wheel, and fatigue is a very real safety concern. 

If the negligence of a truck driver and/or a trucking company causes you or someone you love to be injured, seek the legal guidance you need. 

 

An Experienced Jamestown Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help

If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a truck accident, your physical, financial, and emotional losses are likely to be considerable, and seeking just compensation is critical to your recovery. The dedicated Jamestown truck accident lawyers at Hampton Injury Law have ample experience successfully guiding claims like yours toward beneficial resolutions, and we’re here for you too. Your rights and your rightful compensation are important, so please don’t wait to contact us for more information about how we can help you today.

 

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