California Sees the Highest Rate of Truck Accidents
Over the last 10 years, California has seen the highest rate of truck accidents in the US. Why are truck accidents so dangerous? What causes the majority of accidents? Here are some shocking statistics regarding truck accidents.
A Recent Study Reveals the Dangers
2013 truck driver accidents stats across the US were recently reviewed to show just how dangerous truck accidents are. For example, in 2013, there were 338,000 crashes involving large trucks. 265,000 of those accidents caused damage to property. 73,000 resulted in injuries. Of those injuries, 52,000 occurred to drivers or passengers in other vehicles.
The shocking number one cause of truck driver accidents was prescription drug use with more than a quarter of the accidents being blamed on medication. And that’s just prescription drugs. 17% of accidents were blamed on over-the-counter medications. Once you add in illicit drug use, drugs come into play in 46% of truck accidents, as opposed to just 23% of the accidents being due to speeding and 13% to driver fatigue.
Truck Accident Lawyers You Can Trust
If you need truck accident attorneys in San Diego, Chula Vista, or any of the surrounding areas, contact the Petrov Law Firm at 619-344-0360. If you have been injured in an accident with a truck, especially if any of the abovementioned factors are in play, you deserve to compensated. Don’t rely on an insurance company to treat you fairly when it comes to property damage, medical bills, or other due compensation. Our personal injury attorneys can get you what you really deserve.