The Real Cause of Trucking AccidentsClore Law ·
There's no doubt about it, trucking accidents are deadly. The most recent data recorded in 2012, indicates that 3,514 people lost their lives as a result of collisions with large transport vehicles. Those collisions claimed an additional 104,000 injured people. The overwhelming majority of those who died were people inside passenger vehicles. What Makes Big Rig Wrecks Deadly
- Weight- Big rigs weigh 20 to 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle.
- Height- Big rigs are also much taller, which increases the risk of a small car being overridden.
- Braking Capacity- Even if the two vehicles brake at the same time, the big rig will travel 20 to 40 percent farther.
- Rear-end slow (50.7 percent)
- Left turnâÃÃ®both same roadway (45.4 percent)
- Rear-end turn (51.5 percent)
- Right turnâÃÃ®both same roadway (43.1 percent)
- Sideswipe (51.1 percent)
- Backing (81.5 percent)
- Left turnâÃÃ®crossing traffic (48.4 percent)
- Right turnâÃÃ®crossing traffic (54.4 percent)
- Head-on (71.2 percent)
- Angle (48.5 percent)
Charleston Trucking Accident AttorneyThe bottom-line is that both parties cause accidents. and either driver may be injured or die as a result. Whether you are a trucker, who was not at fault for a collision, or in a passenger vehicle, which was struck by a big rig, you may need help to prove you were not at fault. Moreover, a court may award damages to the victim. Please use our online form or call one of our lawyers at 1(800)610-2546 to discuss your case.
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