Truck Accident Lawyers

INJURIES FROM TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Sharing the road with any type of motor vehicle comes with inherent risk. However, because trucks and tractor-trailers are larger and heavier, they carry a greater risk of harm should they be involved in a collision.

The average passenger vehicle weighs about 2.5 tons, whereas the average commercial truck weighs about 40 tons. It is because of the size difference that most fatalities in accidents between a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer are the occupants of passenger vehicles. In fact, in 2020, 71 percent of people killed in large-truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles.

Currently 15.5 million trucks operate in the U.S. Approximately 2 million are tractor-trailers. North Carolina in 2020, 7.3% of large truck accidents were fatal crashes.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Neglected maintenance
  • Manufacturing errors
  • Weather conditions
  • Speed
  • Driver inexperience
  • Road unfamiliarity

If you are injured in a tractor-trailer accident, you should document any evidence that you can. Helpful evidence may include:

  • The police report
  • Driver information (name, insurance, telephone, etc.)
  • Witness information
  • Photographs of the accident scene, injuries, and any additional damage

After you have been involved in an accident, contact our qualified truck accident lawyers who care. Call the attorneys at Daggett Shuler today at 1-800-815-5500 for a FREE case evaluation. We work on a contingency basis; we only get paid if you do.

At Daggett Shuler, you can depend on us.