Obviously, not everywhere is equal in terms of accidents. Different driving conditions will
mean different numbers of accidents and even different types. For example, due to its
low population, North Dakota has fewer accidents as a whole than many other states,
but a larger percentage of them are accidents with big trucks. This indicates that North Dakota roads might be more dangerous for trucks in particular than roads in other states, perhaps due to angles of turns, the paving surface used, or the weather.
Whatever the reason, such data can be helpful to truck drivers. Analyzing the
percentage of truck accidents compared to total accidents is more helpful than just
knowing how many truck accidents happen in each state. Texas leads the nation in that
statistic, but that is largely because of the total population and traffic, rather than
because it is particularly dangerous for trucks. So, for Texas, truck drivers should take
the same precautions they would in any highly populated area, but if you have to drive
to North Dakota, be extra careful on those roads.
If an accident does occur, you’ll want legal help wherever you are based. If you in
Texas, for example, you might want a Dallas truck accident attorney. A good choice for
you would be Kirkendall Dwyer LLP. Our team of lawyers is ready to help you prepare
for potential danger or try to find resolution for an accident that has already occurred.
Whether you are interested in recouping losses from an accident you were involved in
or settling legal matters involved in the truck accident-related death or injury of a loved
one, you can count on Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to help. Stay safe out there, drivers!