If you were involved in a crash with an 18-Wheeler, we are glad you are
reading this! A lot of people don’t survive crashes with 18-Wheelers.
18-Wheelers are the bullies of the roads. They far outweigh your vehicle.
You would not believe the lengths that many insurance companies and
their adjusters will go to just to prevent you from seeking legal action on
your behalf when an 18-Wheeler is involved. That’s because 18-Wheelers
are required to carry a lot of insurance, since most of their crashes result in
SEMI TRUCK ACCIDENT CAUSES
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration tracks data relating to truck drivers and truck accidents within the United States. Their studies suggest that the most common causes of Semi Truck crashes include:
18-WHEELER ACCIDENT STATISTICS
· According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, 438,000 semi trucks were involved in accidents in 2014. Of these accidents, around 88,000 led to injuries – resulting in 111,000 injured people overall. The occupants of the trucks made up 23% of those injured, whereas the drivers and passengers of other vehicles accounted for 74% of those injured. Pedestrians, cyclists, and other nonoccupants of motor vehicles made up 3% of those injured.
· 3,744 18-wheelers were involved in fatal crashes, resulting in 3,903 fatalities overall. Of those killed, 17% were in the semi trucks, 73% were in other vehicles, and 10% weren’t in a vehicle at all.
While safety is always a shared responsibility for all drivers, riders and pedestrians who share our streets and roads; driving, cycling or walking around large trucks and buses requires extra care. Many road users don’t realize the significance of mass and size when it comes to traffic safety. A tailgating crash between two passenger vehicles may result in a fender bender. However, a similar crash between a passenger vehicle and a large truck or bus may have greater consequences. Size differences greatly affect how truck and bus drivers operate – and all road users should be aware of their unique safety challenges to help keep everyone on our roads safe.
The insurance industry has been successful in turning the minds of people against the legal process that will allow you to receive a fair financial recovery for your injuries. They know that verdicts have been affected by this and will offer low-ball, unfair settlements until a plaintiff like you proves that you are willing to go to trial.
Lawyers like us, who have real experience settling these cases and going to trial know how to deal with the hardball tactics of the insurance company.
If you have suffered any major injury in an 18-Wheeler crash, you need to seek out an experienced Texas injury attorney who will guide you through the process while taking care of the tough, dirty work for you. Contact David Frisby, PC in Fort Worth.
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