Semi-Truck Accidents and Injuries Are Becoming Increasingly Common in the U.S.
Semi-truck accidents are some of the scariest crashes on our roadways, and for good reason.
The size and weight of a semi-truck colliding with a much smaller passenger vehicle can cause serious injuries and are often fatal.
At the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane P.A., our Las Cruces truck accident lawyers know that while there are two million semi-trucks operating on our country’s roadways. And while these drivers are transporting goods from coast-to-coast and significantly contributing to our economy, they are involved in an increasing number of crashes in New Mexico and the rest of the country.
Over the past decade, there has been a 13% increase in large truck crashes, which contributed to nearly 12% of all fatal crashes on our U.S. roadways.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a truck accident, our injury attorneys can help you determine whether the driver, trucking company or a third-party was responsible for your crash and the resulting injuries and hold them accountable for your financial recovery.
Where Do Most Semi-Truck Accidents Occur in the United States?
Truck accidents can happen without notice, and when the driver, trucking company, or manufacturer was negligent in their duties, other drivers pay the price.
While New Mexico truck accidents can happen anywhere, the most common fatal crash scenes occur in:
- Rural areas: 61%
- Interstates: 27%
- Rural highways: 12%
When truck accidents do occur, victims should seek medical care right away to ensure each of their injuries are accounted for, so they can get the physical and emotional help they need while we build their case.
How Many Truck Accidents Occur Each Year in the U.S.?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records truck accident statistics from across the country, including both fatalities and injuries.
Last year they reported over 40,000 semi-truck crashes throughout the country, causing:
- More than 18,300 injuries
- Just over 1,000 fatalities
As truck accidents continue to occur on our roadways, individuals and families are becoming increasingly vulnerable while traveling alongside negligent truck drivers.
While there are tips to avoid New Mexico truck accidents, negligent truck drivers, trucking companies, and other third parties, including cargo loaders or manufacturers can be held liable for their recklessness.
Truck accidents are very different from other automobile accidents, and often include aking on skilled insurance providers and corporate attorneys.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact our Las Cruces truck accident lawyers today by calling 575-222-0472 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can assess your case and financial recovery options while you focus on your physical and emotional well-being.