The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a statement earlier this week estimating that a total of 42,915 people have died in motor vehicle accidents in 2021. The NHTSA has implemented a series of initiatives to combat this sudden spike in fatalities alongside the policies implemented by the President. The increase in total fatalities compared to 2020 can be explained, in part, by the increase in drivers as society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, large truck accidents are not the only category that has seen an increase; the NHTSA has reported an increase in fatalities for 10 other categories.
Large Truck Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives us stats from 2020 vs. 2021:
A Glance at the Data:
- Total of 38,824 fatalities
- 6,516 Pedestrian accident fatalities
- 5,579 Motorcycle accident fatalities
- 4,965 Large Truck accident fatalities
- 11,258 Speeding accident fatalities
- 7,795 Alcohol-related accident fatalities
- Total of 42,915 fatalities
- 7,342 Pedestrian accident fatalities
- 6,101 Motorcycle accident fatalities
- 5,601 Large Truck accident fatalities
- 11,780 Speeding accident fatalities
- 8,174 Alcohol-related accident fatalities
Angel Reyes – Your 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a devastating 18-wheeler truck accident, our attorneys here at Angel Reyes – Reyes Browne Reilley are here to help. In most heavy truck accidents, the driver who was operating the truck is at fault for the crash. When the driver is at fault, their employment company may also be found legally liable for your injuries or losses. The massive injuries and devasting loss of lives left in the wake of a serious heavy truck accident can leave families with huge medical bills and financial losses.
We understand that no amount of money can give you back what you’ve lost, but substantial damages can help put you back on your feet financially while your family endures the grieving process. Holding parties accountable for negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct can be a helpful catharsis in the healing journey, as well as help establish a safer community. To learn more, contact us immediately for a 100% free consultation. Tap the green button to call or submit a form here now.