NHTSA Reports An Increase In Fatal Truck Accidents

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Doner on Jan 31, 2014 in Auto Accidents


blue 18 wheelerA recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed that according to newly acquired statistics, fatal accidents that involved a truck or commercial vehicle have increased by more than 3.5 percent compared to the previous 3 years of records.

In a corresponding study conducted by Dynamic Research, Inc it was also revealed that based on data for vehicles made between 1991 to 2007, the effect of the weight and size of the commercial vehicle only had a small effect on the tendency to reduce the damage upon impact.

Other factors that were also included in this conclusion involved:

  • Driver risk-taking
  • The type of other vehicle involved in the collision
  • The overall mass of those vehicles

At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, we urge all motorists to keep alert while driving on the roads throughout South Florida and especially, to give trucks the room they need to operate safely on our roadways.

In the event that you or someone you love has been injured in a collision, contact our truck accident lawyers today. We offer Florida residents 100% FREE case reviews to help determine the merits of your claim and you wont owe us any fees or costs if we are unable to recover financial compensation for you.

 

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