The trucking industry is a $700 billion industry, growing alongside the economy as more and more people shop on Amazon, Zappos, and other online e-commerce sites. E-commerce means more package deliveries, which means higher volumes of freight transportation. Sadly, without stricter safety regulations, it also means more injuries and fatalities from truck accidents. 2014 saw an increase of 17% in the number of people injured in truck crashes from 2013. That's 16,000 people injured, often catastrophically. Unfortunately, our firm's home state is familiar with truck crash deaths.
According to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, Texas claims the greatest percentage of the United States' deadly truck accidents overall.
2014 research indicates that:
- 3,538 fatal injuries occurred in vehicle collisions throughout Texas, 553 (or 15.6%) of which involved large trucks
- This number is 14.1% of the United States' total truck deaths
- Texas is the only state accounting for a double digit percentage
According to reports released by NHTSA, 3,903 traffic deaths involving large trucks occurred in 2014. Nearly 75% of those who died in these accidents were occupants of vehicles other than trucks, and an additional 10% were pedestrians or cyclists. When a big rig barrels into a car, the chances of its passengers sustaining catastrophic or fatal injuries are high due to the dramatic size difference. Whether you are the victim of a truck accident or the family member of a loved one who tragically passed away in this way, you have the right to seek compensation and justice.
Prepared to Stand Up to Big Trucking Companies for You
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to move on and to recover physically and financially. We won't allow large trucking companies to get away with their negligent actions, but demand they take responsibility. We are not afraid to go up against large trucking companies and their insurance agents.
- YRC Worldwide
- Schneider National, Inc.
- Ryder Integrated Logistics
- J.B. Hunt Transport Services
- Con-Way Inc.
- ABF Freight System
- United Van Lines
- American Freightways
- And more!
If you lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of a trucking company, we know that a verdict or settlement can't begin to replace them. But by representing you and demanding damages, we can help hold the trucking industry accountable and hopefully prevent another family from experiencing the hurt you are facing.
If you were injured or lost a family member in a truck crash, contact us immediately!