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According to the US Department of Transportation, National Highway Safety Administration, in 2012, there were 3,921 people killed and 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks (weight over 10,000 pounds). Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks showed a 4% increase from 2011 to 2012. Injuries involving large trucks showed an 18% increase from 2011 to 2012.
78% of the fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred on weekdays. Of those weekday fatal crashes involving large trucks, 72% occurred during the daytime hours of 6 a.m. to 5:59 p.m. In 2012 in Ohio, 1,578 vehicles were involved in fatal crashes with large trucks.
If you are heading south for your vacation this year, be extra careful. In 2012, in Florida, 3,428 vehicles were involved in fatal crashes with large trucks. You must be aware of trucks on the road and be mindful of safe driving habits.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision with a truck, be sure to contact our firm. It is imperative that the firm you hire has experience in litigating trucking cases. Truck accident cases are not typical auto accident cases. They are complex, requiring the expertise of a truck accident lawyer familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Code.
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