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.
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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%
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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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.
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