Get Legal Support After A Commercial Vehicle Accident

According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, over 500,000 truck accidents occur annually in the United States. Of these, roughly 5,000 result in fatalities.

While 18-wheeler accidents are much rarer than those involving cars or motorcycles, a large truck accident is far more likely to cause a catastrophic injury or a fatality.

At David Butts Law Firm, founding attorney David Butts has more than 40 years' experience helping victims of commercial vehicle accidents obtain financial compensation for their injuries. We will work hard to hold the negligent party accountable.

Truck Accidents Are A Growing Threat

U.S. highways continue to get busier each year. As population and industry grow, 18-wheelers multiply, bringing supplies and making deliveries. We all know that truck accidents happen every year, but do you know the actual numbers?

  • Of the 286,000 reported crashes involving large trucks, 2,987 (1 percent) resulted in at least one fatality, and 51,000 (18 percent) resulted in at least one nonfatal injury.
  • Single-vehicle crashes (crashes involving only trucks) made up 20 percent of all fatal crashes, 16 percent of all injury crashes and 35 percent of all property damage.
  • Sixty-four percent of all fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred on rural roads, and 36 percent occurred on urban and rural highways.
  • Twenty percent of "property-damage-only" accidents involving large trucks and 34 percent of all fatal accidents occurred at night.
  • Eighty-four percent of fatal accidents and 88 percent of nonfatal accidents involving large trucks occurred on weekdays.

From these numbers, it's clear that 18-wheelers can be very dangerous to other drivers. It's critical that motorists are keenly aware of any trucks on the road. Truck accidents commonly involve:

  • Distracted truck truckers
  • Intoxicated truck drivers
  • Sleep-deprived truckers
  • Overloaded or unsafe trucks
  • Hit-and-run incidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Rollovers

Our firm also represents those injured in truck accidents, collisions or crashes resulting from defective products or design, such as defective seat belts, tires and gas tanks. At David Butts Law Firm, we realize that damages caused by large trucks are time-consuming, painful and even life-threatening.

Get Compensation With A Lawyer's Help

There is no way to repair the physical harm or loss that a truck accident has caused, but at David Butts Law Firm, we will help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.

Call 662-841-1234 to schedule a free evaluation of your personal injury case or simply use our online contact form and we will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your case. Our office is in Tupelo, Mississippi.