In the United States of America, large commercial trucks are the primary method of freight transportation. Over the past 10 years, California ranked first in the nation for the highest number of large commercial truck accidents, followed closely by Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there were 5,645,836 commercial trucks and 2,380,417 commercial trailers registered in 2011, and the number of commercial truck and trailer registrations has been increasing every year since, which means that, in 2016, the number has been estimated to be double what it was in 2011. More trucks on the roads and highways can only mean one thing: more accidents, more injuries, and more fatalities.
In 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation revised the data on a report that was issued in 2012 that claimed “there were 3,921 people killed and 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks,” and there was a 4 percent increase in the number of fatalities involving large trucks from 3,781 in 2011 to 3,921 in 2012 (2014). The report concluded that large commercial trucks had a higher percentage of being involved in a fatal multiple-vehicle crash than a fatal single-vehicle crash than were passenger vehicles. Most people do not understand the severity of danger that a large 80,000-pound commercial truck with cargo has when it is driving next to them on the freeway at an average of 50 miles per hour.
Over 100,000 people are injured every year in large commercial truck crashes. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated that “large commercial trucks account for over 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes and 3 percent of all vehicles involved in injury and property-damage-only crashes” (2012). Getting into an accident with one of these large commercial trucks can transform your life because of the types of injuries that can come about. Whiplash, spinal misalignment, broken bones, and even death are all more likely to occur when a commercial truck is involved than that of which happens with a regular size car. Some injuries may not materialize until a few days after the accident, so it is always best to have a doctor examine you to assess the gravity of the injury and to ensure the proper treatment. Individuals may continue to experience the residual effects of injury for months, even years, after an accident takes place.
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Our truck accident injury attorneys and staff offer a personal approach to winning your case. We know what a serious injury or death can mean to you and your family. As a client, we want to know how your truck accident injury has affected your daily life. We will discuss all aspects of your case with you, advise you of your options and involve you in the decision making process. Helping you through this difficult time is our commitment. We are always available to answer your questions and will always keep you informed. We will do everything to ensure that you receive the highest compensation for your injuries.
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Our Sacramento truck accident injury lawyers have the experience and expertise necessary to guide you through the complex legal process following an truck accident injury incident. We thoroughly develop and document the facts and injuries arising from your truck accident incident, in order to build a strong case. We will obtain police reports, interview witnesses and hire experts to help you recover the highest compensation possible. Even though some injuries do not initially appear to be serious, they may turn out to be so. We strive to document each and every injury to obtain the highest compensation possible.
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