Science World Report reported last week that trucks or tractor-trailers are involved in 11 percent of all fatal road accidents in the United States.
According to the publication, every year trucks are responsible for nearly 4,500 deaths in the U.S. The results were produced after the news outlet analyzed data from Tennessee accidents that took place over the course of a five-year period.
In the study, researchers examined nearly 1,134 crashes involving 101 single vehicle accidents and 1,033 multi-vehicle crashes, finding that trucks were involved in 11 percent of fatal accidents. According to the study, the leading causes of truck accidents included the percentage of other trucks on the road, speed and weather.
I Have Been Injured in a Nashville Truck Accident
If you have been affected by a truck collision, our Nashville injury lawyer is here to help you. Aside from death, truck accidents can cause catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and amputations.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that 500,000 truck accidents occur every year. If you have sustained an injury or lost a loved one in a truck accident, please contact us for a free consultation. Call us today at (615) 690-2080.
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