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David Fuchs wants everyone to be safe, not only on Florida roadways, but roadways all throughout the country. Sadly, we have seen firsthand the tragic outcomes that stem from accidents involving large semi trucks and smaller automobiles.
The following information is provided to help individuals understand the serious nature of truck accidents. We certainly do not want you to become a statistic, and we believe that understanding the numbers can help all those traveling on the roads remain vigilant and mindful of the potential dangers they face when sharing the road with big rigs. If you or a loved one has been involved in a tractor trailer crash, contact The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs right away to discuss your case.
Given the nature of the trucking industry and its value to interstate and intrastate commerce, it should not be surprising that many truck companies and their drivers violate the rules and regulations set forth by the Department of Transportation and other regulators. Throughout the country, over 400,000 truck vs. automobile accidents take place each year. In fact, a startling statistic shows that approximately every 16 minutes, a person is either hurt or killed in a tractor trailer accident in the United States.
That means that approximately 140,000 individuals are hurt in truck crashes every year and just about 3,700 occupants of smaller motor vehicles are killed in such collisions. In contrast, approximately 700 occupants of big rigs are killed in collisions on a yearly basis.
The most common cause of accidents involving big rigs and large commercial vehicles is driver fatigue. Over the years, we’ve seen more news stories that shed light on such incidents, especially when they involve celebrities like the case involving Walmart and Tracy Morgan.
When looking at the injuries that can be sustained in truck vs. automobile accidents, statistics show that they are typically catastrophic in nature or they ultimately end in death. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries, paralysis and traumatic brain injuries occur quite frequently in such accidents. That being the case, accident victims usually require costly medical treatment that may continue for numerous years after the accident – resulting in major medical costs.
Without a doubt, the numbers noted above are staggering and quite unfortunate. Still, we are here to assist those who have been injured in such accidents with getting the help and compensation they so desperately need to be able to move forward with their recovery.
When it comes to dealing with the big trucking companies that may have a staff of attorneys on-call to help them handle accidents whenever they occur, David Fuchs and his team has the experience and know-how to get the job done. Contact our office right away to learn how we can help you fight the trucking company and get the money you deserve.