Tractor trailer accident statistics - infographic

Every day thousands of Virginians take to the roads alongside some of the largest, most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that more than 2 million tractor-trailers are cruising America’s roadways and every year they are involved in more than 500,000 accidents.

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These truck accidents often result in catastrophic injury and even death. Shifting and falling cargo, drowsy drivers, and improperly maintained trucks all take their toll, but in fact, only 16% of accidents involving a tractor-trailer are the fault of the truck driver. By learning how to drive safely in the shadow of large trucks, motorists can greatly reduce their chances of an accident.

When a truck accident does occur, the legal action arising from the collision can be complex. Because they are often engaged in interstate trade, large trucks are governed by a web of state and federal laws.

Sorting through legal issues often requires a skilled attorney with experience handling tractor-trailer cases. Furthermore, the trucking companies have their own lawyers retained and ready for any accidents that may occur. They will set to work on the company’s case immediately, which may quickly put you at a disadvantage.

The truck accident attorneys of Allen & Allen understand the complexities of accidents involving large trucks and tractor-trailers. For decades we have provided legal representation nationwide for people who, through no fault of their own, have been injured in accidents involving large trucks, including tractor-trailers, tanker trucks, and construction vehicles.

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