If you become involved in a truck collision, the crash could affect many different aspects of your life. You could become hurt, and this could lead to multiple consequences, such as missing work, dealing with medical debt and physical complications as a result of your injury. Due to the massive size of large trucks, these accidents have an especially high chance of causing significant injuries.
Regrettably, statistics show that the number of people injured in large truck crashes has gone up in recent years.
Data on large truck crash injuries
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that over the course of 2019, more than 127,000 large truck and bus collisions resulted in injuries. Sadly, this reflects a 13% increase in comparison to 2016, when 112,000 such accidents occurred. Moreover, the number of large trucks and buses involved in injury accidents went up by 62% between 2009 and 2015. In 2009, 60,000 large truck and bus accidents caused injuries.
Other statistics on injuries and large truck collisions
The FMCSA says that law enforcement received reports of about 510,000 large truck collisions during 2019, and 29% of these accidents led to injuries. Among large truck crashes resulting in injuries, 22% took place between 6 PM and 6 AM. Moreover, 14% of work zone injury accidents involved large trucks.
If you face hardships following a large truck crash that has left you injured, it is vital to look into resources that could help you during the recovery process. If a truck driver’s negligent actions caused the accident, make sure you hold them answerable.