Trucking Fatalities Reach Highest Level in 29 Years

Trucking Fatalities Reach Highest Level in 29 Years

Trucking Fatalities Reach Highest Level in 29 Years

Deaths from large truck crashes reached their highest level in 29 years in 2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.

Fatalities from big truck crashes rose even though the overall traffic fatality rate declined, the agency reported.

In 2017, 37,133 people died in motor vehicle crashes, a 2 percent decline from the prior year. The dip reversed two consecutive years of increases. Preliminary estimates indicate the downward trend is continuing through the first half of this year, according to NHTSA.

Large truck fatalities rose 9 percent to 4,761, an increase of 392 lives lost over the prior year. About 1,300 of the deaths were truckers. The remaining 72 percent occurred in the other vehicle involved in the collision.

About 40 percent of truck occupants killed were not wearing seat belts.

Continue reading...

See the full, original post here: https://www.trucks.com/2018/10/04/large-truck-fatalities-29-year-high/


About TriMark Legal Funding

TriMark was founded in 2003 and provides low-cost, risk-free legal funding nationwide. TriMark offers pre settlement cash advances as well as post settlement advances  to injured plaintiffs on hundreds of different kinds of personal injury lawsuits, motor vehicle accidents, lawsuits against employers, work injury accidents and more,

Serious Personal Injury AccidentsCommercial / Work Injury Accidents

Click here to see the full original article.

Still have questions?

Call (877) 932-2628 and speak with one of our legal funding experts.

* Word-Use Disclaimer

Legal funding is not a loan. It is the non-recourse purchase of an equitable lien in plaintiffs’ legal claims. Words such as ‘loans,’ ‘lending,’ ‘borrow,’ etc., are used for marketing purposes only.
More info

TriMark Legal Funding LLC
1056 Green Acres Rd #102
Eugene, OR 97408