Any reasonable person would agree that there is no such thing as a good traffic accident. Even a minor fender bender can be a major hassle for the individuals that are involved. Nevertheless, there is no denying that some accidents are much worse than others are. When it comes to serious traffic accidents, ones that involve large commercial vehicles tend to be some of the worst. These accidents are very likely to result in the harshest of consequences with many of them causing permanent injuries or even death.
When a person is injured in a truck accident, they may have the right to recover compensation for their losses. Finding a reputable Downey truck accident attorney should be the first step in the legal process. These professionals not only understand personal injury law, but they also have a strong comprehension of the trucking industry and the laws that govern its practices.
Truck accident statistics
While trucking accidents are less common than collisions between passenger vehicles, a large truck is more likely to cause catastrophic injuries to the occupants of other vehicles. The following statistics (for the year 2012) from the NHTSA can help to demonstrate just how dangerous these crashes can be.
- 333,000 large trucks were in accidents
- 104,000 people were injured in these crashes
- 3,921 people lost their lives in these accidents
- 73% of those injured in truck crashes were occupants of other vehicles
- 73% of those killed in truck crashes were the occupants of other vehicles
How the Quirk Law Group can help
The devastation that a can be caused by a truck accident cannot be overstated. If the occupants of the other vehicle are lucky enough to escape with their lives, there is a good chance that they will sustain life-altering injuries that require medical treatment that is often painful and expensive.
The people that have suffered these injuries will need an attorney that understands both how to handle cases that involve catastrophic injuries and the ins and outs of the trucking industry. The Downey truck accident attorneys at the Quirk Law Group have the necessary experience to handle these cases and we are ready to fight for you. Contact us today for a consultation and we can get started on your case right away.