All it takes is one truck. One trucker’s negligence or one trucking company’s irresponsible policies can cause a crash that turns your life upside down You have the right to recover for your truck accident injuries, even if it was the only truck accident to happen in Kentucky all year. Unfortunately, truck accidents are far more common than once a year.
How Common Are Kentucky Truck Crashes?
In 2017 (the most recent year for which statistics are currently available), the Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky reported that there were:
- 9,819 trucks involved in collisions
- 82 trucks involved in fatal collisions
- 1,461 trucks involved in non-fatal injury collisions
- 89 people killed in truck crashes
- 1,905 people hurt in truck crashes
Of these crashes, 46 percent occurred on U.S. or state numbered routes, 28 percent were on interstates, and 20 percent occurred on county or city streets.
By far, the most common cause of Kentucky truck accidents was driver inattention. In 2017, 3,275 truck wrecks happened because of driver inattention. The next four most common reasons for truck wrecks included:
- A driver misjudging a clearance (1,591 collisions)
- A vehicle not under proper control (1,275 collisions)
- Failure to yield the right of way (818 collisions)
- Following another vehicle too closely (396 collisions)
These accidents happened throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. From 2012-2016, the five Kentucky counties with the most truck crashes included Gallatin, Carroll, Hart, Scott, and Boone counties.
Anyone who has been hurt in a crash anywhere in Kentucky has the right to pursue compensation from the driver of the truck and his employer.
Get the Recovery You Deserve After a Kentucky Truck Accident
Your truck accident case is independent of anyone else’s truck accident case. If you have been hurt in a Kentucky truck wreck, you need personal attention and a dedicated legal team committed to protecting your rights.
Gray and White Law only represents seriously injured people so that we can provide personal attention to each of our clients. Learn more about your rights and about how we can help you protect them by contacting us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We welcome your call, chat, or online contact form any time – 24/7/365.