Trucking Accidents

Fatal Truck Accidents in Nashville

The death of a loved one is nearly unbearable under any circumstance, but in cases of wrongful death, the pain is compounded by the knowledge that someone is directly responsible. Holding the responsible party accountable could offer emotional and psychological closure. While our firm cannot replace or heal the pain of loss, our firm can provide the resources and closure you need to heal and move forward with your life.

With over a century of combined experience, we have the power to give your loved one a voice in court while potentially providing for your family’s needs. Call (615) 933-2893 today.

Fatal Truck Accident Statistics

In 2014, the last year for which data is available, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that approximately 3,660 people died in large truck crashes. Of these, 68% were occupants of passenger vehicles and 15% were bicyclists, pedestrians, or motorcyclists. It quickly becomes obvious that those most at risk for being fatally injured in collisions with semi trucks is anyone but the truck driver.

Many of these fatalities come down to the fault of the truck driver or trucking company. Lack of maintenance, drug use, fatigue, and distracted driving are major issues in the trucking industry. While the NTSB is working to reduce the amount of fatalities, these companies must be held accountable for every death they cause.

By Vehicle Type
Deaths in large truck crashes can be broken down another way – by vehicle type. The IIHS reports that 72% of large truck fatalities are caused by tractor-trailers, while single-unit trucks comprised just 28% of crashes.

By Road Type
59% of fatal truck crashes occur on roads categorized as “other major roads,” while 31% occur on interstates and freeways, and 9% occur on minor roads.

By Time of Day
Most deaths in large truck crashes occur between the hours of noon and 3pm. This window accounts for 17% of all large truck crash fatalities. The next highest concentration of large truck fatalities occurs between 3pm and 6pm.

By Day of Week
A majority of fatal large truck crashes occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 16% of large truck crash deaths occur on Saturdays and Sundays, compared with 36% of crash deaths not involving large trucks.

Perhaps the most important semi truck accident statistic is that of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in 2014, 12% occurred in crashes with large trucks and 24% occurred in multiple-vehicle crashes involving large trucks.

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  • Trusted Experience – Our attorneys have spent a combined century trying hundreds of cases; we are seasoned litigators.
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Skilled & Compassionate Trial Lawyers

If you’ve lost a loved one in a trucking accident, our firm understands the pain and loss you’re experiencing. We believe that you should not have to endure financial strain or lack of closure on top of your pain. Our extensive experience with truck accidents allows us to potentially provide your family with resources that give you security and peace of mind.

Begin by scheduling a free case evaluation — call (615) 933-2893.

Why Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge?

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

Verdicts & Settlements

Our dedication to our clients and our determination to seek justice have lead our firm to record-setting victories. Learn more about some of our most notable cases.

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