Whether someone is struck by an inattentive truck driver or involved in a crash that was the result of negligent truck maintenance, the details of a truck accident may vary from one case to another. However, any truck crash can have serious consequences for everyone involved and it is important to understand how prevalent truck collisions are in Ocala, Florida, and across the United States. By recognizing the potential dangers, drivers can prevent truck accidents from ruining more lives and prevent the need to hire an Ocala truck crash lawyer.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that 3,802 large trucks were involved in a fatal accident in 2012, a five percent increase compared to 2011. Additionally, roughly 317,000 large trucks were involved in accidents and reported to authorities in 2012. Among these accidents, 73,000 caused someone to suffer a non-fatal injury. Unfortunately, serious injuries caused by truck accidents can make life incredibly difficult for victims, causing some to experience severe physical pain, mental trauma and financial challenges due to medical bills and lost wages. You may need an Ocala truck crash lawyer to help you recover damages.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,964 people died in a large truck accident in 2013 and about 95,000 people were hurt. Also during 2013, approximately 342,000 large trucks were involved in accidents that were reported to authorities. When someone is injured or killed in a truck collision, life may permanently change for victims who were able to survive or families who lost a loved one. If negligence was a factor in the crash, it is very important for those affected by the accident to thoroughly understand what took place, consider all of their options, and decide whether an Ocala truck crash lawyer at King Law Firm can help.