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Truck Addendum

If you have been involved in an automobile collision with a tractor-trailer, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages from the other driver, your own insurance company, or the motor carrier under which the truck operates.  Following an automobile accident, it is important that you act quickly to ensure that your rights are preserved.  The Banks Law Group, is experienced in assisting injured drivers and passengers with securing their rights following a car accident.  Contact the Banks Law Group, to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney if you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident.

In accidents involving tractor-trailers, the attorneys at the Banks Law Group, know how to identify all the available sources of insurance coverage, including UIM and UM policies, motor carrier policies, umbrella policies, and, in some cases, even homeowner’s insurance. Let the experienced attorneys at the Banks Law Group, work for you to establish the fault of the other driver, and prove the extent of your injuries, and ensure adequate proceeds to pay the settlement for your case.

Statistics

In 2011 88,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks.1  Of those 88,000, 72% were occupants of other vehicles.2  In Pennsylvania in 2010, only 2% of crash fatalities involved an occupant of a heavy truck.3  There is a high likelihood that you or someone you love will be involved in a car accident at some point during your lives.  If that accident occurs with a tractor-trailer, the resulting injuries could be catastrophic.

Large Truck Accident Statistics – Fast Facts

  • In 2010, large trucks composed 4% of all registered vehicles and 10% of total vehicle miles traveled.8
  • In 2011, these trucks accounted for 8% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes.9
  • In 2011, large trucks were over three times as likely than other vehicles to be struck from behind in two-vehicle crashes.10
  • In 2011, 88,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks, a 10% increase from 2010.11