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North Carolina truck accident statistics

As Cary residents know, trucks play a major role on our roadways. Most of the time cars, pedestrians and bicyclists are able to safely share the road with trucks, but occasionally a serious truck accident occurs. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles recently issued a report that, among other things, contains truck accident statistics in the state of North Carolina.

Many families in the Cary area and across North Carolina have been affected by a truck accident. Even what may seem like a minor accident can be serious just because trucks are much larger than cars. In 2017, there were over 13,500 accidents involving trucks in North Carolina. Over 90 people were killed in these accidents with thousands more injured. Tractor trailers were involved in the most accidents at 4,567, with single unit trucks coming in at 4,420 accidents.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), many large truck accidents could be avoided and are caused by driver error. Whether a truck driver is distracted, tired, speeding, or engaging in any other dangerous activities, they put others at risk. If a family has been affected by a truck accident, they may want to speak with a legal professional who specializes in personal injury.

An attorney understands that a victim may be scared and facing many unexpected expenses. An attorney can investigate the cause of the accident and who is at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

A truck accident in North Carolina often involves serious injuries. Thousands of North Carolina residents have been injured in a truck accident. Those who are involved in a truck accident due to no fault of their own have the legal right to hold the negligent driver accountable.

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