Large Truck Accident Statistics
Large trucks and big 18-wheeler trucks weighing at least 10,000 pounds can be seen speeding along the nation’s highways on any given day. Large trucks are sometimes referred to as “semi” trucks or “Mack” trucks, after the popular Pennsylvania truck manufacturer, Mack Company.
Trucks are notorious for traveling at breakneck speeds and zipping between highway lanes, likely in an attempt to make delivery deadlines or reach rest stops prior to driver fatigue setting in. For this reason, large trucks are all too often the cause of fatal highway accidents.
Mobile, Alabama personal injury attorneys, Braswell Murphy, specialize in truck accidents. We have won multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients involved in Alabama large truck accidents, as well as Georgia and Mississippi large truck accidents. If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact Braswell Murphy today for more information.
National statistics from 2017
Large truck accidents are an unfortunate occurrence throughout the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 4,700 fatalities occurred due to large truck-related crashes in 2017. Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia have had high fatalities due to large truck accidents.
Holding negligent trucking companies accountable
Trucking companies often try to avoid taking responsibility for large truck accidents. Many truck drivers are independent contractors and often lease their truck and driving services to trucking companies. For this reason, when large truck accidents occur, trucking companies often attempt to push the blame onto the truck driver or otherwise avoid blame altogether.
Braswell Murphy is familiar with these trucking company tactics. Attorney Kasie Braswell is a proud member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. This organization helps make new laws to ensure large trucks operate more safely and trucking companies take responsibility for large truck accidents involving their drivers.
Mobile, Alabama personal injury attorneys, Braswell Murphy, specialize in large truck accidents. Attorney Kasie Braswell’s top-notch litigation skills and winning trial record have landed her such top accolades as Rising Star from Alabama Super Lawyers and “Top 40 Under 40” Trial Attorney from the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Ms. Braswell is also a member of the elite Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® – designations reserved for premier attorneys who have won million-dollar and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1 percent of U.S. lawyers belong to either forum.
Attorney Brian Murphy holds top leadership positions throughout the Alabama legal community. Alabama Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Murphy’s legal expertise in personal injury law and named him a Rising Star. Braswell Murphy has represented many clients just like you in a multitude of personal injury claims. Contact Braswell Murphy today for an initial consultation.