Nobody ever says that they enjoyed being involved in a traffic accident of any type but, while any kind of accident on San Bernardino roads can have catastrophic consequences, those involving semi-trucks, big rigs, and other large commercial vehicles tend towards being the most damaging. For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that, in 2015 alone, 415,000 collisions involving large trucks were recorded, with around 4,150 of these resulting in fatal injuries, and a further 83,000 inflicting non-fatal injuries.
No matter how careful a driver you may be, you could be involved in one of these accidents whilst on the road. At JML, our San Bernardino truck accident attorneys have significant experience in representing those who have sustained serious injuries or even lost a loved one to a collision with a large commercial vehicle. When you find yourself in a similar predicament, we are here to provide the guidance and support you require throughout the legal process.
Did you know that, in 2015, there were 35 fatal truck accidents in San Bernardino County? This puts the region second only to Los Angeles County.
Statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which defines a large truck as “any medium or heavy truck, excluding buses and motor homes, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds” reveal that, in 2016, 80% of trucks involved in fatal truck accidents were, in fact, greater than 26,000 pounds. In other words, the larger the truck, the more likely it is to inflict fatal injuries.
The same statistics also illustrate that also in 2016:
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a San Bernardino truck accident, you could benefit from the legal representation of an outstanding attorney. To schedule your free initial consultation, call JML Law today on 818-610-8800.
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