In 2016 (the latest year available for data), 4,440 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes. This number was up 2% from the year prior. Of the approximately 475,000 reported crashes involving large trucks, 0.8% proved fatal, while 22% resulted in injury. In 91% of fatal crashes involving large trucks, 83% of the fatalities were not the truck occupants. The complexities of these cases often calls for help from a car accident attorney.
Truck accidents occur every day in New Jersey, resulting in severe injury or death. Accidents involving dump trucks, semis, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles can cause broken bones, burns, brain damage, and more.