The statistics are out for 2010 for Semi Truck, Tractor Trailer, and Commercial Vehicle accidents in the U.S. And the numbers continue to go up. In 2010 over 500,000 Large Truck and Commercial Vehicles were involved in accidents; with over 100,000 people sustaining serious injuries, and over 5000 people dying in these crashes. This was compared to only 3200 deaths involving large trucks in 2009, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Don’t expect these numbers to “flatten out” in the near future as over 20% more Trucks are expected to hit the roads by 2012. The problem is systemic since the more accidents that continue to occur, the more lawsuits are then filed, and the more backed up the court systems get. says Peck Law Group Truck Accident and Personal Injury Attorney Steven Peck. It is a problem for everyone across the board, since insurance companies in these types of cases are very slow to settle says Peck. However, most affected by this are the many innocent accident victims who have been seriously injured by commercial vehicles and desperately need representation to get them the financial help victims shall need for their pain and sufferinfg and lost income. Unfortunately, these statistics are troubling for accident victims since the trend only seems to be going higher and higher each year Truck Injury Lawyer Peck says.
Many safety groups have called for the U.S. DOT to increase safety regulations to stem the death toll due to the increasing high number of Semi Truck, Tractor Trailer, and Commercial Vehicle Accidents that continue to rise year over year. This is especially true in large states with large commercial truck traffic such as: California, Texas, New York, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.