Fatal Truck Accidents in the United States

The prevalence of truck accidents varies widely from state to state. In California, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 244 large trucks involved in fatal highway accidents in 2012, the most recent year for which data is available. That’s more than any other state, except for Texas, but is consistent the large number of big trucks on the highways in California. Arguably, the most dangerous state in the United States for truck accidents is North Dakota, where large trucks are involved in 20 percent of fatal accidents, despite the state being home to only 1.2 percent of the nation’s large trucks.

Serious truck accidents happen every day, all over the United States. If you or someone you care about has been killed or seriously injured in a truck accident in Minnesota,  you owe it to yourself and your family to have someone looking out for your interests, someone who will find out what really happened during the accident and who will fight for your rights and those of your family. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in Minnesota and have extensive experience in working with cases involving truck accidents. They’ll launch their own independent investigation, so that you’ll know what happened before, during and after the accident. Then, when they’re satisfied that they’ve discovered the facts, they’ll act accordingly to protect your rights. To learn more about a possible personal injury or wrongful death claim and to schedule a free case analysis with a truck accident lawyer, call our office today at 1-888-377-8900.

Recent News

One man was killed and another seriously injured when a big rig collided with a pickup truck and then slammed into the side of a house, narrowly missing the occupant on the house. 1 The accident happened on Wednesday, October 7, around 9:00 p.m. The road was closed for around four hours as state highway patrol investigators cleared the scene. The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene; the driver of the semi rig was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. 2 The occupant of the house was watching television and arose when he heard the noise of the truck approaching. Although he was not injured in the crash, the semi truck came to rest near where he had been sitting.

A spokesman for the Highway Patrol indicated that the driver of the pickup truck veered left of center. However, the accident is still under investigation.

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  1. http://www.modbee.com/news/article38167869.html
  2. http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-modesto

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