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Truck Accident Attorneys in Cleveland

Comprehensive Legal Support for Ohio Truck Accident Victims

In 2016, Howard Abramson, a 16-year executive with the American Trucking Association, the largest trade association for the U.S. trucking industry, wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times entitled “The Trucks are Killing Us.” The fact of the matter is, they are.

Abramson writes,

“More people will be killed in traffic accidents involving large trucks this year [2015] than have died in all of the domestic commercial airline crashes over the past 45 years, if past trends hold true.”

The trucking industry is a major part of the American economy. 70 percent of all freight transported annually in the United States – a total of more than $650 billion in goods – is delivered by truck. There are approximately 15.5 million trucks operating in the U.S., two million of which are tractor-trailers. Close to 8.5 million people, including 3.5 million drivers, are employed in trucking-related jobs.

Do You Have a Truck Accident Claim in Cleveland?

The easiest way to know if you have a case is to meet with a strong legal team. If you suspect you or your family member’s catastrophic injury or wrongful death was caused by a negligent a truck driver or trucking company, contact The Becker Law Firm today.

You can use the contact form or call us at (440) 252-4399. We offer an initial consultation for your case free of charge, and since we accept cases on a contingency basis, you won’t be charged for any fees unless we win your case.

Understanding the Risks of Truck Accidents in Ohio

As critical as trucks are to the U.S. economy, they pose a significant hazard to other motorists. Large trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars, as they are taller and have greater ground clearance. In accidents involving cars and large trucks – particularly tractor-trailers – cars run the risk of sliding under trucks, which can have devastating results.

Trucking companies are required to ensure that their trucks are operated according to a reasonable standard of care. When trucking companies fail to meet these standards and people are injured as a result, they may be held accountable for their negligence.

Victims of large truck accidents who have suffered catastrophic injuries are encouraged to contact The Becker Law Firm. One of our truck accident lawyers in Cleveland can discuss your case with you and advocate on your behalf to ensure that full justice is achieved.

Truck Accident Statistics: The Alarming Truth

  • Every year, there are between 400,000-500,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks.
  • Roughly 20 percent (80,000-100,000) of these accidents result in injuries, and one percent (4,000-5,000) result in fatalities.
  • For years, the number of fatalities from large truck crashes in the United States had been decreasing. In 2009, deaths in crashes involving large trucks reached its lowest level since the U.S. Department of Transportation began collecting data on fatal crash deaths in 1979.
  • Despite this trend, however, 2009-2016 saw the number of people who died in large truck crashes rise by 27 percent, and the number of truck occupants who died rise by 47 percent.
  • In 2016, roughly 11 people per day – nearly 4,000 people total – were killed in accidents involving large trucks. Large truck crashes accounted for 11 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in the U.S. and 73 percent of deaths in large truck crashes in 2016 involved tractor- trailers.
  • Most of the people who are killed in crashes involving large trucks are occupants of cars. Only 17 percent of these of large-truck crash fatalities were occupants of the trucks. Two-thirds were occupants of passenger vehicles and 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
  • Perhaps most shocking of all, when a fatality occurred in 2016 as the result two-vehicle crash involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck, 97 percent of the time there was a fatality, and the person who died was almost always an occupant of the passenger vehicle.
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Contact The Becker Law Firm to Fight for Full Justice

If you or your loved one was injured suffered a permanent disability or died as a result of a trucking accident, The Becker Law Firm can help you make your case and hold the trucking company accountable. Please contact us today. The Becker Law Firm accepts cases on a contingency basis, meaning you will not be charged unless we win your case.

You can use the contact form on this page or call us at (440) 252-4399 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Cleveland trucking accident lawyers.

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