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How many truck collisions which cause injuries happen per year?

When a large truck collision occurs, it may leave victims with a wide range of hardships. If you are hit by a large truck, you may sustain a serious injury or face financial problems afterwards. Worse, some people lose their lives in these wrecks, which can be particularly threatening due to a truck's massive size and the length of time it often takes truckers to slow down. In New York, and all over the country, many of these accidents happen on an annual basis and leave victims with a wide range of injuries.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 60,000 bus or large truck collisions which caused injuries took place during 2009. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of these accidents increased by 62 percent. In 2015, there were 87,000 crashes involving a bus or a large truck which resulted in an injury. Furthermore, the FMCSA reports that more than 4,000 bus and large truck wrecks resulted in the loss of life.

These truck accidents happen for different reasons, from truck driver fatigue to consumption of over-the-counter medications. Sometimes, a trucking company may fail to ensure that trucks are inspected and maintained properly, which puts innocent lives at risk. After fatal large truck wrecks, families may go through devastating emotional pain, while those who are injured in these crashes may have to take time off work or incur staggering medical bills. Because of the serious nature of these accidents, those who have been hurt because of negligent behavior should examine their legal options as soon as possible.

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