Truck accidents can and do cause serious personal injury and wrongful death. It is estimated that as many as 500,000 commercial trucking companies operate 15.5 million trucks, including 2 million tractor trailers, in this country every year. Commercial trucks are involved in as many as 4,050 truck accident related deaths every year, more than 150 of which are caused by truck driver fatigue. While these numbers are certainly alarming, they do not even include accidents in which a commercial truck is involved, but no death occurs due to the truck accident.
Needless to say, though commercial trucking companies provide a valuable service, their trucks create more risk and danger on the roadways.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in North Florida or Southwest Georgia, contact us at Scott & Wallace LLP. We can help.