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Car Crash Involving Company Trucks 

Just think how big is the trucking industry in the U.S. where everything involves logistics as products come inside and outside the country which are transported by land mainly by trucks. In fact, trucking companies, warehouses, and private sectors in the U.S. employs more than 8.9 million people in trucking-related jobs and almost half of them (3.5 million) were truck drivers. In addition, an association concerned to trucking and trucks statistics estimates that there are more than 15 million trucks operate in the U.S. which is a significant figure that made up majority of vehicles running and using american roads.

With these numbers, we can't cross out the fact that they could tend to be involved in any road accident across U.S. Specifically, here is a statistical view of how trucks are involved daily in car accidents in small and large scale. 

  • 107,000 or 28% out of 388,000 large truck accidents has resulted in injury and more than 10% (4,415) resulted in deaths. 

  • Numbers above account for almost 15% of total fatal crash in 2018 and unfortunately, fatalities were found out mostly occur to occupants of vehicles. 

  • Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur each year in U.S. with 10% of it results in death per year as well. 

  • In 2019, truck-involved road accidents has peaked as more than 5,000 people were killed and there were estimated 159,000 people have sustained injuries in the event. 

  • 538,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes all across U.S. in 2019 as well. 

Determining Liability in the Accident 

In an event where there is a need of determining fault in employee v.s. employer accidents, judges always point out and stress out that there is a point where an employer has been negligent to their employees as they are responsible for them but the take is that if the negligence took over within the scope of employment or in the course of working. 

Though, it is tricky and requires time and proofs for a judge to give a proper verdict, in most states the rule is if the employee was working without lacking and within his/her capability on an assigned task, then the employer is responsible. But, if the employee has full control over something like truck during off hours or break and that's when the accident occur, then the case could go bad for the employee. 

Insurance

The very concept of insurers' role in truck accidents is that they only pay for the insured truck and other than that, the responsible party will likely to pay for it. At some extent, where there is a liability, the at-fault driver may be pressed to pay the company back. 

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If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of a person has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices and can help you sort things out legally rather than settling over cash offer without damage calculation and future's regards. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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