If you spend any time on the streets and highways of the United States, you will come into contact with semi-trucks. The reality is that virtually ever person young and old is either behind the wheel of a car or a passenger in an automobile multiple times during any given week. As a consequence, you need to have an awareness of the statistics associated with semi-truck accidents.
Most Frequent Causes of U.S. Semi-Truck Accidents
You enhance your roadway safety by having at least a basic understanding of the most frequent causes of semi-truck accidents in the United States. The source of this data is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This is the federal governmental agency that regulates the trucking industry in the U.S.A.
The most commonplace underlying reasons for commercial truck accidents in the United States are:
Inattentive or distracted driving represents a major contributing factor when it comes to big-rig accidents across the United States. Oftentimes, distracted driving is one of the underlying causes of semi accidents in the country, accompanying one of the other causes enumerated a moment ago.
Total of Semi-Truck Accidents in the United States Annually
The number of semi accidents in the country does vary at least somewhat from one year to the next. With that said, in the past five years, there has been at least some consistency when it comes to the rate of semi-truck accidents in the United States annually. The basic data associated with commercial truck accidents include:
Overview of Who is Likely to Die in a Semi Truck Accidents
Available data underscores who is most likely to be the victim of a fatal semi-truck accident in the United States:
When and Where Semi Accidents are Most Likely to Occur
There are certain times when and certain locations where semi-truck accidents are most likely to occur in the U.S.A. These include:
Specific Types of Semi Wreck Events
The breakdown of the number of fatal semi-truck accidents by crash event is also an illustrative set of data:
Your Legal Rights After a Semi-Truck Accident
If you’ve been injured in a semi-truck accident, the legal team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you. The same holds true if you’ve lost a member of your family in a fatal semi-truck accident. You can connect with a semi-truck accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm any time of the day or night by calling us at (800) 349-0000.
A nationwide law firm, we can schedule an initial consultation with an experienced, committed semi-truck accident lawyer at any one of our 40 offices located across the United States. We can also schedule an initial consultation at your home, the hospital, or any other location that works for you. We can also arrange a virtual case evaluation with a semi-truck accident attorney online as well.
The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee guarantee for you. Our firm will never charge a fee unless we win your case for you.
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