Any vehicle accident can be traumatic. However, being hit by a ten thousand pound truck can be especially terrifying and result in catastrophic injuries or death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 220,000 collisions involving a truck and passenger vehicle occur yearly. Usually, it’s not the truck driver who is killed in these accidents; rather, four out of five times, it’s the driver of the vehicle or the passengers who die.
Many accidents with trucks are caused by factors that a vehicle driver can’t control. A truck driver may be distracted, speeding, or fatigued, and these can often lead to an accident. However, there are ways you can help avoid crashing with a truck:
Even if you follow these safety measures, a truck driver may not be as careful and could cause an accident. If this happens, you need to contact an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Call us at 888-733-2992 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help you.