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Denver, Colorado Big Rig Accident Injury Attorney

Trucking Accident Statistics:

  • In 2007 alone, there were over 410,000 large trucking accidents across the United States.

  • Of these accidents, 4,584 of them were fatal and a total of 4,808 people lost their lives.

  • In 2007, there were over 101,000 people injured in large trucking accidents.

  • One out of nine traffic fatalities involved a large truck collision.

  • In 2007, there were 2,366 large commercial trucking accidents in the state of Colorado.

  • There were also 92 fatal trucking accidents in Colorado in 2007.

  • 75% of all fatalities in large trucking accidents were occupants of another vehicle, only 17% of all fatalities occur to the truck drivers themselves.

  • In 2007, over 400 pedestrians or bicyclists were killed by large commercial trucks, and 2000 more were injured.

  • Most fatal trucking accidents occur in rural areas, during the daytime and on week days.

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one fourth of all fatal crashes involved a truck driver with one prior speeding conviction.

  • Two departments that oversee commercial vehicles and large truck safety are the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

  • In trucking accidents, prescription medications were the most abused drugs, followed by over the counter medications and lastly illegal drugs.

  • A large truck is defined as any vehicle that weighs over 10,000 pounds.

  • A fully loaded big rig can easily weigh 80,000 pounds.

  • Brake defects and tire defects were the two most common defective products on large commercial trucks.

  • Large trucks carrying hazardous material are also called hazmat trucks.

  • There are currently over 800,000 hazmat trucks on the road every day across the United States.

  • In 2006, there were almost 9 million large trucks registered in the United States.

  • In 2008, truck drivers and driver/sales workers held about 3.2 million jobs throughout the United States.

  • 13% of all trucking accidents are caused by truck driver fatigue.

  • Truck drivers who drive trucks that weigh more than 26,001 pounds are required to get a commercial driver’s license.

  • Truck drivers that drive hazmat vehicles of any size are required to get a commercial driver’s license.

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation regulates work hours and states that a long distance truck driver may not drive more than 11 hours a day and can not work more than 60 hours a week.

Lost Wages, Medical Bills, Property Damage, Pain and Suffering

To speak with a Denver semi truck accident lawyer about a truck accident injury or loss, please call our office at 303-759-3300 or contact us online. We do not charge a fee to discuss how we can help you meet your needs.

Big Rig Accident Attorney Saul Sarney
4643 South Ulster Street, Suite 980
Denver, CO 80237
Telephone: 303-759-3300

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The Law Firm of Saul R. Sarney, P.C., in Denver, Colorado, represents semi truck accident clients facing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, and denial of insurance coverage claims throughout the greater Denver metropolitan area and areas north, including the cities of Lakewood, Aurora, Englewood, Littleton, Arvada, Greeley, Morrison, Boulder, and Broomfield, as well as Douglas County, Denver County, Jefferson County, and Arapaho County. We also represent clients in other states including Kansas, Nebraska and New Mexico.