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2014 large truck accident statistics

When an accident occurs involving a semi truck and trailer, the chances are very high that someone will suffer serious injuries or death. It usually happens to the occupants of the other vehicle because of the size and weight of the semi.

Last year, there were 3,978 buses and large trucks involved in fatal crashes. While this is a decrease of 5 percent from the previous year, that is still an unacceptable fatality rate. Many of the accidents involving semi trucks are due to driver fatigue, speeding and impairment. These are all causes that are due to choices made by the driver to get behind the wheel when he or she shouldn't be.

At The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, we represent people who have been injured in truck accidents and the family members of those who have been killed. We know that these accidents can turn your life upside down, weighing you down with high medical expenses and lost wages. If the primary breadwinner for the family is injured or killed, the financial toll the accident places on the family can be even more severe.

We seek compensation for victims of these and other accidents. This can include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, emotional distress, temporary and permanent disability, funeral expenses and much more. We will work hard to hold the responsible party accountable for the accident, and that can include the trucking company and insurance company. When possible, we negotiate a full and fair settlement; however, we will not hesitate to take a case to trial if such a settlement is not offered.

To learn more about truck accidents and how we can help, visit our webpages on the topic.

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