Large Truck Accident Injuries Statistics
National Large Truck Accidents
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports in its most recent statistics that there were 3,921 people killed and 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks in the United States over the last reported year.
From the previous year, fatalities in crashes involving big trucks showed a 4-percent increase from 3,781 to 3,921. Of the fatalities, 73 percent were occupants of other automobiles, 10 percent were non-occupants, and 18 percent were occupants of big trucks.
Large Truck Crash Characteristics
Semi trucks, commercial vehicles and large trucks were more likely to be involved in a deadly multiple-vehicle crash as opposed to passenger automobiles (81% of fatal crashes involving semi trucks, commercial vehicles and large trucks are multiple-vehicle crashes, compared with 58% for deadly crashes involving passenger vehicles).
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer in Tampa
If you or a family member has been injured in accident involving a semi truck, commercial vehicle or large truck, contact the Capaz Law firm to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer. We know just how devastating an accident can be and will fight aggressively to hold the negligent party accountable. Call 813.440.2700 for your free consultation.