Truck Accident Quick Facts
The commercial trucking industry has an important role in our country’s economy. Revenues are reported to be in the range of $610 billion last year, with the number expected to increase by the end of 2016. With the trucking industry constantly growing, those sharing the road must pay more attention to commercial vehicles.
An estimated 15.5 million 18-wheelers are traveling at all hours of the day and night on our highways. Due to their extensive time on the road, commercial trucks are involved in more wrecks each year than any other type of vehicle. Often, the results of these accidents end in injury or death.
According to the United States Department of Transportation, about 500,000 truck wrecks occur each year and close to 4,000 of them are fatal. These numbers indicate that one out of every eight traffic accidents involve a commercial truck.
Digging deeper into the numbers reveals that close to 4,000 individuals have died and another 111,000 victims have been severely injured from truck accidents. Statistics show that 81 percent of all fatal commercial truck wrecks were ruled multi-vehicle crashes, while 59 percent of fatal crashes involved multiple passenger vehicles.
Trucking accidents are no joke. As a Colorado truck accident lawyer, Tim Buxton can use his resources and experience to win your case.