Personal Injury

Exploring Data on Semi Truck Accidents In The USA

Chandler | Conway

Chandler | Conway

Friday December 9, 2011

Millions of motor vehicle accidents occur every year in the United States.  The majority of those accidents do not involve commercial vehicles or semi trucks.

In fact, only roughly 500,000 accidents involve semi truck trailers.  The problem; however, is that when car accidents do involve a semi truck, or other large commercial vehicle, the accident is extremely more likely to result in serious injury and/or death to one or more of the people involved.


In information released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, one out of every eight car accident fatalities is the result of a serious trucking accident.  There are roughly 5,000 deaths caused by semi truck accidents every year in the United States.  Tractor trailers weigh in excess of 10,000 lbs resulting in most of the truck accident deaths being the individuals riding in the passenger vehicle.

We have all experienced driving down the interstate in adverse conditions when a semi truck comes barreling by 10 to 20 miles over the posted speed limit, kicking up snow or spraying water onto your windshield.  Be leery when driving close to a semi truck and do not hesitate to contact authorities if you see a truck clearly being driven in a reckless manner.  You never know who that truck may run into down the road.

If you or a loved one is unfortunate enough to be the victim of a trucking accident, contact a truck accident injury attorney in your city sooner versus later to discuss your options.


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