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Truck Accidents

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
YearLight Trucks
(including pickups, vans, and utility vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less)
Large Trucks
(including single-unit trucks and truck tractors with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds)
1990505,000 8,601 42,000705
1991563,000 8,391 28,000661
1992545,000 8,098 34,000585
1993601,000 8,511 32,000605
1994631,000 8,904 30,000670
1995722,000 9,568 30,000648
1996761,000 9,932 33,000621
1997755,000 10,249 21,000723
1998763,000 10,705 29,000742
1999847,000 11,265 33,000759
2000887,000 11,526 31,000754
2001861,000 11,723 29,000708
2002879,000 12,182 26,000684
Total9,320,000 129,655 398,0008,865

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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If you have an Accident Injury matter or case and want legal advice for your specific situation, call the law firm below to schedule an initial consultation. 


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