Pennsylvania Truck Accident Attorneys
Have You Been Seriously Injured In A Truck Accident?
When an 18-wheeler truck accident occurs, serious injury or death is likely to occur. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision.
In fact, the FMCSA Administration revealed that 2010 data showed there was actually an increase in the number of fatal truck accidents.
- Of the approximately 415,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2015, there were 3,598 (1 percent) fatal crashes and 83,000 (20 percent) injury crashes.
Many attribute this to the current unsafe hours-of-service regulations and tired drivers. Even though tremendous strides have been made to make commercial trucks safer and to encourage safe driving, there is still a long way to go; catastrophic and even fatal accidents still occur every day in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. Regardless of whether the victim is a professional truck driver or the occupant of a passenger vehicle, our Pennsylvania truck accident lawyers can help.