Truck accidents, which occur over 300,000 times a year, are among the most dangerous of vehicular accidents, because of the size and speed at which the truck travels. Because of this, those injured in truck driving accidents are often severely injured or even killed, resulting in added stress and worries on the party most dramatically affected by the initial incident. While statistically truck drivers are considered to be safer on the road than those who drive passenger vehicles, in many cases, due to negligent driving, trucks become a very real danger present on the road, putting the people riding in the smaller vehicle at the mercy of the truck driver’s driving abilities at the moment.
When a large truck comes in contact with the side of another car, or vice versa, due to inattentiveness during a lane change, it is considered a side swipe accident. As with any accident side swipe accidents are just as dangerous, leading to broken bones, head and neck injuries, spine damage or a plethora of many ailments. When accidents like this occur, the party who is at fault, such as a negligent truck driver who side swipes a passenger car, are liable to pay for any damages inflicted on the other party. Victims of negligent truck driving accidents are entitled to compensation to offset the now increased medical and auto costs, including compensation for any permanent damages done to the victim of the accident.
Did you know?
Approximately 15.5 million trucks operate nationwide.
Of these, only 2 million are trailers, carrying a detachable load.