How Often Do Larger Trucks Cause Car Accidents?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, trucking accidents have a high chance of leading to fatalities. According to their research, trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds are more frequently involved in highway accidents with fatalities than any other vehicle. These large trucks include single-unit tracts, cargo van, and tractor trailers. Despite the fact that these trucks are so frequently involved in accidents, truck drivers were actually the least likely to die in these accidents due to the sheer size and weight of the truck. Accidents can become even more deadly when the drivers are speeding, passenger cars and other vehicles are much more likely to sustain serious injuries or die as a result of the accident. 

Federal regulations provide a number of guidelines regarding truck drivers and their responsibilities, mandating that they are required to stop after certain number of hours and rest before hitting the road again. In addition, these laws also outline how long a driver can be on the road over a 7 day period. Drivers who are tired experience numerous problems with regard to distraction, poor judgment, fatigue, and difficulty being able to control or safely stop the vehicle. Many of the accidents that happen are completely preventable.

Maintaining a safe distance from other traffic on the highway can help reduce your chances of being involved in a Dayton car accident. The aftermath of a car accident can feel like a whirlwind, with injuries and medical bills derailing your life plans for at least a short-term. If you have been injured or of a loved one has passed away because of another driver's negligence, you need to consult with a personal injury attorney is soonest possible to determine whether you have grounds for obtaining compensation for a lawsuit.

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