If you have recently been involved in an truck accident and suffered an injury, or if someone close to you has been injured or killed in an truck accident, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Truck accidents may result in serious injuries or death. Serious injuries can permanently negatively impact the victim's health and lifestyle. If the accident was caused by driver error, someone's negligence, a road hazard, a design flaw or a manufacturing defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
In 2002, 12,866 people were killed in truck accidents and another 905,000 were injured. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Safety Administration categorizes Motor Vehicles into six types. The table below summarizes Light Truck and Large Truck occupant injuries and fatalities from 1990 to 2002. See Automobile Accidents for statistics pertaining to passenger vehicles.
| ||Number of|
Occupants Injured or Killed
(including pickups, vans, and utility vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less)
(including single-unit trucks and truck tractors with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds)
|1990||505,000 ||8,601 ||42,000||705 |
|1991||563,000 ||8,391 ||28,000||661 |
|1992||545,000 ||8,098 ||34,000||585 |
|1993||601,000 ||8,511 ||32,000||605 |
|1994||631,000 ||8,904 ||30,000||670 |
|1995||722,000 ||9,568 ||30,000||648 |
|1996||761,000 ||9,932 ||33,000||621 |
|1997||755,000 ||10,249 ||21,000||723 |
|1998||763,000 ||10,705 ||29,000||742 |
|1999||847,000 ||11,265 ||33,000||759 |
|2000||887,000 ||11,526 ||31,000||754 |
|2001||861,000 ||11,723 ||29,000||708 |
|2002||879,000 ||12,182 ||26,000||684 |
|Total||9,320,000 ||129,655 ||398,000||8,865 |
Truck accident personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. You may contact the sponsoring law firm below to discuss the injury or schedule a free consultation. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
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