Truck Accident Statistics

Experienced Lexington Personal Injury Attorneys

Sharing the road with semi-trucks or tractor trailers is a frequent occurrence out in Kentucky, so knowing the potential danger of a truck collision is especially important. Whether a truck driver gets sleepy after a long shift or the company failed to maintain the vehicle properly, there are many reasons a large truck may be unsafe. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a large truck or 18-wheeler, we want to help.

At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn, PLLC we understand how difficult it can be to tackle the legal issues of a crash while you are still recovering emotionally and physically from the damage you suffered. Our firm’s goal is to help you through every step of the process, from filing insurance claims to negotiating settlement offers or seeing your case to trial. We have already recovered millions on behalf of our injured clients, and we want to help you, too.

Call our firm at (859) 534-9327 to schedule your free consultation.

Truck Accidents in Kentucky

According to the Kentucky State Police, truck collisions accounted for only 4% of all motor vehicle accidents, but 8% of all fatal collisions in 2012. While this number is still low compared to passenger vehicles, the statistic goes to show that truck accidents, though uncommon, run a higher risk of resulting in a fatal injury, proportionately. The leading causes of truck crashes in Kentucky is tire failure, followed closely by load securement, and defective brakes. Other common issues that caused truck accidents include oversized truck loads, defective tow hitches, defective lighting, overweight vehicle, and steering failure. While these accidents can occur anywhere, the vast majority occur on interstates, US routes, and state routes.

National Truck Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 317,000 trucks were involved in accidents in 2012, roughly one-third of which resulted in injuries
  • There were 3,921 truck accident fatalities in 2012
  • 81% of truck accidents are multi-vehicle accidents
  • There was a 20% increase in fatal crashes involving large trucks or buses between 2009 and 2013
  • The number of truck or bus accidents that resulted in injuries increased by 55% between 2009 and 2014
  • Between 2013 and 2014 the number of trucks involved in property damage only accidents increased by 31%

Choose Goeing Goeing & McQuinn, PLLC

Truck accidents are extremely dangerous and, though not as common as passenger car accidents, often lead to severe injuries and fatalities when they do occur. If you or someone you love was injured or killed in an accident involving a large truck, our compassionate lawyers want to help. We work one-on-one with our clients in order to provide the specialized attention you need, when you need it. We have worked on cases in 86 counties throughout Kentucky, and we are ready to represent you.

Contact Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC to get started on your truck accident case, today.

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