Truck drivers get tired and fatigued, because of overloaded schedules, and in some cases drug and stimulant abuse. Recent statistics show that more than 144,000 trucks were involved in accidents over the span of one year.
Fatal Truck Accidents
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s statistics in 2015; 3,838 trucks were involved in fatal traffic accidents. More recent studies show that in more than 80 percent of tractor trailer traffic accidents, the non-commercial driver is not at fault. These studies also show that most of the deaths or injuries in accidents involving a tractor trailer and an automobile happen to the non-commercial driver. Even though tractor trailer accident are far less prevalent than car accidents, the percentage of fatalities from these accidents exceeds the fatality percentage for auto accidents and the damage is often far worse than an accident involving two automobiles.
Located in Charleston, the truck accident personal injury lawyers at the Clekis Law Firm have more than thirty years experience helping clients get the maximum compensation for injuries or the loss of a loved one in a truck accident.
The Clekis Law Firm offers clients over three decades of experience and customer focused service. We believe in fighting for our clients to get them the money they deserve and making sure they know they are not just another case number. The Clekis Law firm in Charleston, SC remains committed to putting clients first and to fighting for justice in each personal injury case we work on as we have done since 1989.