2023 Big Rig and Semi-Trailer Truck Accident Statistics

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Date: January 10, 2024

Navigating past a towering 18-wheeler on the highway often triggers a wave of concern, fearing that your compact sedan might easily go unnoticed. That anxiety isn’t unwarranted. Kyle Fretwell, a researcher and data journalist, conducted an illuminating report revealing a staggering reality: a yearly average of 160,000 truck accidents, resulting in injuries in 32% of cases and proving fatal in 3%. Shockingly, in 2022 alone, over 75,000 individuals suffered injuries due to truck accidents.

Fretwell’s comprehensive analysis, depicted in a revealing chart, demonstrates a nearly twofold increase in truck accident-related injuries from 2008 to the present day. This spike potentially mirrors the surge in technological distractions while driving. While any collision on the road poses a threat, encountering a massive truck elevates the danger significantly. What’s truly concerning is that truck accidents aren’t rare occurrences. The research underscores that 12.5% of fatal car accidents involve a truck.

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Source

https://www.truckinfo.net/research/truck-accident-statistics

Sean McDonough
Upon graduation from law school, he entered the private practice of law with Dougherty, Leventhal & Price. He has been a partner with the firm since 1993. Over the years, Sean has concentrated his practice in the areas of personal injury litigation; he has also represented governmental entities and officials in federal civil rights and employment lawsuits. Sean also works on many of DLP's Nursing Home Abuse cases.