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Fatal Truck Crash

Of the 500,000 truck accidents every year, 5,000 include fatalities. However, for small car drivers involved in an accident with a big truck, 98% of those killed were the drivers or passengers of the smaller cars. However, statistics show that 75% of those accidents were primarily the fault of the small car driver. But in some cases, both drivers may have had partial liability. That means everyone who has lost a loved one in a fatal truck crash should consult an experienced truck accident attorney to help uncover the facts of the case. If the truck driver was driving longer than the 14 hours allowed by law, that information can be found in the truck's "black box." But that information must be gathered quickly, before the truck goes on another trip and that information is erased. Your lawyer can request orders of protection to access that data and find out if you have an unlawful death claim.

Fast Facts

  • Only about 1% of all fatal truck accidents are caused by substance abuse.
  • "Comparative negligence" allows for both vehicles to be charged with a portion of fault for a fatal truck crash.
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