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Trucking accidents are a tragic reality that occur far too frequently on our roadways. In the United States, thousands of lives are lost every year in truck-related accidents, and many of these incidents result in wrongful death cases. In this blog, we will delve into the statistics, contributing factors, and legal implications surrounding trucking accidents and wrongful death. By understanding these details and working with a skilled legal team like Baric Law, we can take steps to prevent future tragedies and ensure justice for the victims and their families.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2019, there were 4,479 fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses in the United States, a 3% increase from 2018 (1). Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2019, large trucks were involved in 10% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes.
A wrongful death claim arises when a person is killed due to the negligence or wrongful act of another party. In the context of trucking accidents, this can include the driver, the trucking company, or even a vehicle manufacturer. Families of the deceased may be eligible to recover damages, such as medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of companionship (8).
When faced with a wrongful death claim, it’s crucial to work with an experienced legal team like Baric Law. Their attorneys are well-versed in handling complex cases involving trucking accidents and can help navigate the legal processes, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies to secure fair compensation for the victim’s family. Additionally, Baric Law provides valuable support and guidance during this difficult time, ensuring that their clients receive the justice they deserve (9).
Trucking accidents and wrongful death claims are complex and devastating situations that require comprehensive understanding and experienced legal representation. By raising awareness of the common causes of these accidents and advocating for increased safety measures, we can work together to reduce the number of fatalities on our roadways. If you or a loved one has been affected by a trucking accident, seeking the assistance of a skilled legal team like Baric Law is essential to ensure justice is served.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. (2021). Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2019. Retrieved from https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2019
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2021). Traffic Safety Facts: 2019 Data – Large Trucks. Retrieved from https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public
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