A trucking accident has more serious consequences than a car accident. The impact from a big-rig vehicle usually results in more severe injuries with long-lasting and sometimes fatal outcomes. The massive size of a truck alone make trucking accidents more harmful than an accident involving a motor vehicle.
In the last twenty years, the number of trucking accidents across the United States has risen by 20%. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) reports more than 4,800 trucking accident fatalities occurred in 2002. For the same year, there were 130,000 non-fatal injuries resulting from big-rig trucking accidents. Overall, trucks account for three percent of motor vehicle accident injuries. This statistic may not seem that significant, but victims of trucking accidents generally experience more harm and worse injuries.
Truck accident victims need an accident lawyer who knows that truck accidents differ from car accidents in order to receive the maximum amount of compensation. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP if you have been injured in a trucking accident in Delaware or Pennsylvania. Call us at (800) 300-0909 or (302) 295-5050 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.