Truck Accidents

Indiana Truck Accident Lawyers

Trucks can weigh from 20 to 30 times as much as the average automobile.  Because of this and the greater amount of braking time they need, a large truck is much more likely to inflict a great deal of damage in a collision.  In fact, most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants.

Truck Accident

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

  • 10% of motor vehicle crash deaths and 22% of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in multiple-vehicle crashes in 2011 occurred in crashes with large trucks.
  • 98% of vehicle occupants killed in two-vehicle accidents involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck in 2011 were occupants of the passenger vehicles.
  • 59% of deaths in large truck crashes in 2011 occurred on major roads other than interstates and freeways, 31% occurred on interstates and freeways, and 9% happened on minor roads.
  • 49% of large truck crash deaths in 2011 occurred from 6AM to 3PM, compared to 31% of crash deaths that did not involve large trucks.

Trucks are everywhere, and when a collision does occur, severe injuries and large amounts of property damage are much more likely to happen.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, call Blackburn and Green for a free home, hospital, or office visit.