New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyers Explain Large Truck Crash Statistics

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Due to increase in truck accidents statistics the New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyers of Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy raise awareness regarding large truck collisions with the findings.

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The New Mexico truck accident lawyers at Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, P.C. represent victims of serious auto accidents, including accidents involving large trucks. These attorneys help the victims obtain compensation for their injuries. To raise awareness regarding large truck collisions, these attorneys highlight the findings of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an organization created to promote the safe operation of commercial vehicles.

After conducting research and analysis, the FMCSA reports that, of the 33,808 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2009 nationwide, 10% (3,380) died in crashes that involved large trucks. Another 74,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks. Yet, only 15% of those killed and 22% of those injured were the actual occupants of large trucks. The majority of the people who died or were hurt in crashes that involved large trucks were riding in other vehicles.

The main driver-related factors for the drivers of large trucks involved in fatal crashes were: driving too fast; failure to keep in the proper lane; and inattention. Two percent of the drivers of large trucks involved in fatal crashes in 2009 were legally intoxicated at the time of the crash, and 3% of the drivers of large trucks involved in fatal crashes had alcohol in their blood at the time of the crash.

Victims that have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one due to an injury accident involving a large truck, please contact the Albuquerque truck accident lawyers at Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, P.C. at (575) 526-5545 or Mrosales(at)fadduollaw(dot)com. They may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

Fadduol Cluff & Hardy - Albuquerque Office
1020 Lomas Blvd., NW Albuquerque, NM 87102, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

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