TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

WHAT IF I HAVE BEEN IN A TRUCKING ACCIDENT?

The term “trucking accident” usually describes accidents involving “large trucks”, or those weighing more than 10,000 pounds. Most operators of these large trucks are responsible drivers. For example, in 2006 only 1 % of large truck operators involved in collisions were found to be under the influence of alcohol. Nonetheless, trucking accidents still occur due to negligence.

As one might expect, statistics show that occupants of vehicles involved in collisions with large trucks do not fare well. In 2006, 76 % of the fatalities resulting from large truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles.

If someone you know has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, we can help. Contact Nichols Law Offices for a free consultation to see how we can help you.