Auto and truck accidents are the most common causes of serious personal injury in the United States. Because they are common we frequently do not fully comprehend the extent of loss of life and limb related to these crashes.
Motor vehicles have revolutionized our business and social life. When using these vehicles we have a right to require that our travel be safe and free from risk and injury.
A motor vehicle accident may be caused by the negligent driver of another vehicle, by the negligence or inattention of the person driving your car, by bad roadway design or signage, or by the automaker’s defective or deficient design of your vehicle.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2001 statistics show that there were over 6 million motor vehicle crashes, with over 3 million persons injured and over 42,000 killed that year only.
Those statistics also show over 73,000 motorcycle crashes, with over 60,000 persons injured and over 3,000 killed.
Over 860,000 persons were injured in light truck crashes, and over 29,000 persons were hurt in large truck crashes. Over 15,000 persons were hurt in bus crashes.
Motor vehicle incidents and injuries are easy to avoid if the driver is safe and careful. But, as we see in the newspapers and on TV, too many people are negligent or careless when they operate an auto, truck or motorcycle.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto or truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact us now at the Carson Law Firm for a free consultation.