Trucking Accident Statistics
What you need to know about trucking accidents
Trucking accidents result in severe and even fatal injuries. In 2008, 4,229 people died and 90,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Consider other startling facts about truck accidents:
- 162 people died in North Carolina in 2008
- 64 percent of all fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in rural areas
- 67 percent of fatal accidents occur during daylight hours
- 80 percent of fatal accidents occur on weekends
- 380,000 large truck accidents were reported in the United States
In large truck accidents, it's not uncommon for the truck driver to walk away unscratched while the occupants of the smaller car are taken away by ambulance. Seventy-one percent of those injured in large truck accidents were occupants of the smaller vehicle, 26 percent were occupants of the truck and 3 percent were non-occupants.
Contact a North Carolina truck accident lawyer
If you or a loved was injured in truck accident, contact an experienced North Carolina personal injury lawyer. We may be able to help you with your truck accident claim. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation and confidential conversation. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we combine quality representation with exceptional service. Let us help you. Contact our offices today.
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin serves communities in North Carolina, including Greenville, Charlotte, Sanford and Wilson.