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NHTSA Numbers Tell a Devastating Story

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported more than 4,000 fatalities and 116,000 people injured in large truck crashes in 2015. To the families and victims, the damage done in terms of lives lost and injuries sustained is incalculable.

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Truck accident statistics tell a story that is hard to comprehend, but at Gray, Ritter & Graham in St. Louis, we have met the individuals and families behind those statistics. Our personal injury attorneys and our staff have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you deal with the tragedy of a trucking accident.

  • NHTSA stats tell us there were 5,005 people killed in accidents that involved large trucks in 2019. Every fatal truck accident represents a terrible loss for a family.
  • Of all fatal truck accidents in 2019, 18 percent of the fatalities were truck occupants while 82 percent of the fatalities were occupants of other vehicles, pedestrians or bicyclists.
  • Fourteen percent of traffic deaths in 2019 involved large commercial trucks.
  • Nearly five percent of truck accident fatalities involve fatigued drivers.

By investigating truck accidents, determining the causes, and representing the injured and their families, our personal injury lawyers help recover just compensation for our clients.

Truck Accident Statistics Are Not Just Numbers; They Represent Tragic Stories

At GRG, we cannot change the facts of a truck accident. When the injuries are catastrophic — paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, crush injuries, burn injuries — we work with medical experts, life care planners, and economists to determine the lifelong needs of the victims.

When the injuries are fatal, we help the families recover the economic damages they have suffered, as well as payment for their loss of companionship and guidance. If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, contact us for a consultation. We represent clients in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and the surrounding region.

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