Durham 18-Wheeler Accidents
Devastating Effects of Crashes Involving Large Commercial Vehicles Throughout North Carolina
Tens of thousands of Americans lose their lives, property, and well-being in truck accidents every year.
According to 2016 statistics published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 18-wheelers and other large trucks played a role in:
- 4,564 fatalities in 4,079 crashes
- 16% of all roadway fatalities involving commercial vehicles
- 12% of all traffic fatalities in the United States
Other statistics from the FMCSA report that North Carolina is one of the nation’s top states for fatal crashes and deadly accidents involving large, commercial vehicles. Many dangerous truck accidents occur in rural areas, construction zones, and on highways, and many are caused by speeding, texting, and other forms of negligence.
Such accidents can cause life-changing injuries and harm for all parties involved, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord damage
- Severe burns
- Multiple fractures
- Permanent disability
- Mutilation and disfigurement
In addition to physical injuries, 18-wheeler accidents can result in astronomical expenses for affected persons and their loved ones. If they result in permanent or long-term disability, they can also cause reduced wages, lack of income, depleted savings, and complete financial devastation for injured individuals and their families.
At Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A., we fight for fair compensation for people who have been injured in truck accidents. We are well acquainted with the unique devastation that 18-wheeler accidents create for affected persons, and we may be able to help you obtain reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial damages, as well as pain and suffering. If you have been harmed in an accident involving an 18-wheeler or other large, commercial vehicle, connect with one of our Durham truck accident lawyers as soon as possible.