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Trucking Accidents Hit Record High

In the 24-month period prior to December 3, 2017, FedEx Express drivers were reported to have been involved in 1762 crashes, 575 involving injuries, including 41 deaths. From 2012, the number of crashes has increased by 254.5%; the number of injuries has increased by 192%, and the number of fatalities has increased by 273%.

In the 24-month period prior to December 3, 2017, DHL Express drivers were reported to have been involved in 16 crashes, involving 7 injuries and 1 fatality. From 2012, the number of crashes has increased by 100% and the number of injuries has increased by 75%.

In the 24-month period prior to December 3, 2017, UPS drivers were reported to have been involved in 2,003 crashes, 689 involving injuries, including 49 deaths. Since 2012, the number of crashes has increased by 38%; the number of injures has increased by 27%, and the number of fatalities has increased by 25.6%.

Fedex reported the highest number of employees at 99,999 drivers while UPS came in second at 47,799 drivers.

On the job deaths involving heavy-duty truck drivers or semi-truck drivers hit a record hit a record high in 2017 This ominous news is only furthered by the fact that the trucking industry has an increase of crashes by 254.5%. Read More….

The companies listed here are not necessarily the most dangerous ones on the road. The number of miles traveled and accidents logged—and the severity of those accidents—varies wildly between companies.

Truckers are not the only victims

The unfortunate reality is that while these truckers are dying, many more victims are also killed or seriously injured due to the negligence on the part of the truckers. These large vehicles often cause considerable damage to others with little more than a scratch to themselves. The families of truckers and their victims are best served by seeking out legal guidance. An experienced personal injury attorney can help secure damages for loss of income to the injured and deceased, medical expenses and even damage to property.

If you have been involved in an accident and may be seeking a lawyer who understands the complex matter of litigating a truck accident case, please feel free to call CSL for a private and free confidential consultation. We can be reached at 215.561.3313 or use the website www.cooperschalland levy.com registration form on this site.