Accident Attorney Gary A Peterson Publishes New Infographic on Dangers of Truck Accidents

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With nearly 70% of all U.S. freight conveyed by trucks, large rigs make up a large percentage of daily traffic. Awareness is essential to ensuring the safety of truckers, other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Attorney Gary A. Peterson has released a new infographic that shows the dangers of truck accidents—and the numbers are likely to surprise most people. Intended to serve as a cautionary tale, the illustration provides a visual representation of the very real threats facing today’s drivers.

The graphic highlights how many trucks and other vehicles are involved in fatal accidents each year, as well as how many pedestrians and cyclists are killed as a result. Also included is the total number of fatal truck accidents in the U.S. between 2004 and 2008—and the number is a staggering one.

The infographic also includes a color-coded map of the United States, with a state-by-state breakdown of the number of truck accidents that occurred within that same four-year period.

Driving conditions are also specified, including distance, weather, and other environmental factors. Finally, the graphic provides a visual representation of what caused the accidents, such as recklessness, drowsiness, drugs or alcohol, speed, and distraction.

About Gary Peterson
Personal attorney Gary A. Peterson has more than 20 years of experience practicing law in the state of California. In the 14 years that he has specialized in personal injury law, Mr. Peterson has collected approximately $16 million on behalf of his clients. In addition to vehicular accidents, he also represents clients who have been victims of dog bites, medical malpractice, premises liability, wrongful death, and more. With both a law degree and engineering degree, Mr. Peterson brings a unique mix of knowledge to each case he takes on. Learn more at

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