If you’ve ever had to share the road with large trucks, you know how daunting it can be. They are heavy, massive, and pose significant risks to passenger cars on the road. Check out our infographic below to learn more about truck accident statistics.
From the infographic above, we see that 96% of truck accident deaths are passenger vehicle occupants. That means when a driver in a passenger vehicle collides with a large truck, the person driving the small car has a low chance of living to tell the tale, while the truck driver is very likely to survive the accident.
In addition, it’s good to know that trucks take significantly longer to slow down and come to a stop than passenger cars. In fact, fully loaded trucks need 20-40% more distance to stop than passenger vehicles.
Finally, it’s interesting to note that half of all the deadly truck accidents occur during the day—between the hours of 6 am to 3 pm.
If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident and sustained injuries as a result, our attorneys at Scarlett Law Group are here to help. Our team has handled countless truck accident cases in the past, and we can help handle yours, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away.
Contact our San Francisco truck accident attorneys today at (415) 688-2176 to schedule a free consultation!