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Deadly Truck Accident

There are 5,000 truck accident fatalities out of the 500,00 truck accidents every year. Only 2% of those fatalities include truck drivers; the rest are from a smaller vehicle involved in the crashes. And yet, three-quarters of those deadly truck accidents are caused by the smaller vehicle. Those accidents are generally caused by drivers who don't know how difficult it is to change direction or stop a big rig. Any action that cuts off a truck by sudden lane changes, unsafe merging, or improper passing can leave a truck unable to maneuver safely out of the way. On the other hand, truck drivers are more often guilty of fatigue or drowsiness, which can also lead to tragedies on the road. Many truck insurers will be at a deadly truck accident site before the vehicles are cleared. If your loved one has been killed in a truck accident, you need to contact a truck accident lawyer quickly so he can examine the evidence from the site and the truck's black box before it is lost.

Fast Facts

  • As much as 78% of fatal truck accidents occur on weekends.
  • Only 25% of deadly truck accidents take place at night.
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  • National Truck Accident Statistics

    Accidents involving commercial trucks occur when large trailers collide with other vehicles or pedestrians.   ...
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    After the accident, the truck drivers or trucking companies insurance adjuster or attorney will offer a low-ba...
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    Jackknife accidents can be a deadly occurrence on roads and interstates throughout the United States.  A jackk...
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    Overloaded trucks are one of the major causes of highway accidents on US highways.  Truck drivers operating on...
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