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How Common Are Truck Accidents?

Trucks are always on U.S. roads. Without trucks, all the wonderful goods we enjoy every day would have no way of reaching us from where they were produced.

Trucks are a very important part of American residents’ livelihood, and with the increase in e-commerce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we rely on trucks to deliver goods now more than ever.

With all these trucks on the road at all times, there are bound to be some accidents.

Just how common are truck accidents? Read on to find out.

Truck Accidents Happen At a Relatively Steady Rate

In recent decades, truck accidents hit an all-time low in 2009. During that year, there were a total of 3,147 fatalities as a result of trucking accidents. Of those deaths, 2,223 were passenger vehicle occupants, 449 were large truck occupants, and 443 were motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Since 2009, there has been a 52% increase in these types of accidents.

The Majority of Accidents Involve a Large Truck

At least 74% of all deadly passenger vehicle accidents involve a large truck. What’s more, about 68% of all truck accident-related deaths are passenger vehicle occupants.

When and How the Accidents Occur

Most trucking accidents happen during the day. The most common time of day for trucking accidents is between noon and 3 PM. About 19% of all truck accidents occur during that time.

Nearly 30% of all trucking accidents are a result of tire defects.

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If you’ve been involved in a truck accident and you sustained injuries as a result, you may be owed compensation. Our attorneys are highly skilled in the area of truck accident injury law and we’ve helped many others secure the compensation they needed when they needed it most. Let us see if we can help you, too. Don’t delay—reach out to our office right away with any questions you may have.

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