Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
1-800-LAW-NEED
( 1-800-529-6333 )

Study On Deadly 18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Truck Accidents


June 23, 2020

A longitudinal study of truck accidents reveals several causes for deadly commercial vehicle and big-rig crashes. Over three years, researchers examined hundreds of large truck crashes in the United States to ascertain the reasons why these crashes occurred. Several trends emerged. Researchers were able to determine at which time of day a fatal truck accident was likely to happen, which road or highway in the country was the most dangerous for truck crashes and which behavior was the most frequently cited in fatal truck crashes. According to Fleetowner.com, researchers examined fatal large truck collisions from 2015 through 2017. *

Across the three-year span, 11,000 fatal crashes were recorded in the United States that killed 12,230 motorists. Large trucks accounted for approximately 9% of every vehicle that was involved in a fatal crash in 2017 alone. Sixty-nine percent of the trucks involved were either tractor-trailer trucks, double-trailer trucks, or a straight truck pulling a trailer. 

Further in-depth analysis revealed other disturbing statistics. Fatal crashes involving tractor-trailer trucks rose nearly 6% between 2016 and 2017 and fatal crashes involving trucks that were not part of a tractor-trailer tandem were up by almost 19%. 

Overall, people in crashes are less likely to suffer deadly injuries if the crash occurred on Sunday. However, between 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the largest number of fatal crashes occurred.  

Put Our Law Firm's Legal Experience To Work For You! We Know What It Takes To Win!™

While we hope you are safe and never need our services, our Truck Accident Attorneys are here to help you if you are involved in any type of accident or just have a question.  Call Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 37 years and our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars in compensation for personal injury claims and collision lawsuit settlements for our clients. We Know What It Takes To Win!

If you are having trouble obtaining compensation for medical bills, lost wages, rental car reimbursement, and other accident-related costs from the at-fault drivers insurance company adjuster, call to learn about your rights. 

No matter where you are located our lawyers are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us nationwide 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or simply dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.

Source:

https://www.fleetowner.com/safety/article/21704318/crash-and-learn-study-offers-truck-accident-data

Category: Truck Accidents

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.