A large truck has the ability to weigh as much as 80,000 pounds depending on how much cargo it is car-rying. Conversely, a car weighs a mere 2,000 to 4,000 pounds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010, large trucks accounted for more than 276,000 accidents on U.S. roads. Of those accidents, 80,000 people were seriously injured and 3,675 people were killed. Unfortunately, deaths resulting from accidents with large trucks are on the rise.
When a large truck and a much smaller pedestrian vehicle are in a collision, the pedestrian vehicle is bound to lose. In 2010, people in pedestrian vehicles accounted for 75 percent of the total injuries and 86 percent of the total number of deaths.
The attorneys of The Masters Law Firm are knowledgeable when it comes to trucking regulations and experienced in dealing with trucking companies. If you have been in an accident with a large truck, con-tact us for a free initial consultation.