Number of Semi Truck Collisions Rise in Arizona
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 11, 2011 in Auto Accidents
Despite the historic economic downturn in both Arizona and across the United States in recent years, the trucking industry keeps rolling along at a high rate. That's because even in down times, goods need to be hauled and delivered, and anyone who spends any time on the roads of Arizona understands that big rigs are a nearly constant sight, as Arizona is one of the highest volume states in the country in terms of trucking hauls. Unfortunately, this high number also leads to accidents that require help from experienced Arizona trucking accident lawyers, and according to several statistical studies, the number of trucking accidents across the country is on the rise.
Arizona Trucking Accident Injury Statistics
An initial look solely at Arizona trucking accident statistics reveals troubling numbers. Every year in the state, more than 12,000 Arizona trucking and busing accidents occur, and these crashes lead to approximately 300 serious injury crashes every month as well as more than two fatalities every week. These numbers have been steadily climbing in recent years as more and more trucks have been hitting the roads. In addition, when these crashes tend to leave a wake of disaster behind given the enormous sizes of these vehicles.
A recent survey that compared the number of trucking accidents overall in the United States from 2009 to 2010 reveals an even more troubling trend. In 2009, approximately 3,200 people were killed in trucking accidents. In 2010, that number skyrocketed to just over 5,000 fatalities, which represents a jump of more than 50 percent. In addition, more than 100,000 people were injured across the country in trucking accidents in 2010, which means that 2,000 people were harmed every week in these crashes.
How Phoenix Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help
When a trucking accident occurs, the process of holding those responsible for injuries or fatalities accountable can be complicated given all of the potential legal technicalities that can arise. If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in this type of a crash, you need to contact the Phoenix motor vehicle accident lawsuit attorneys at the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.