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.
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.