Massive big-rigs are a source of unease for many Indiana drivers, and they’re not going away any time soon. According to a recent report from the American Trucking Association (ATA), semis continue to dominate the American trucking industry. Titled ATA American Trucking Trends 2016, the study found that semis carried 10.49 billion tons of freight in 2015, more than 70 percent of the entire U.S. shipping industry. Gross freight revenues in 2015 exceeded $762 billion.
Hoosiers need only look at the traffic along Interstate 70, Interstate 65, Interstate 69 and Interstate 465 to see this in practice.
The findings of the study represent an increase over 2015, suggesting that domestic trucking will only expand in the years to come. But as 18-wheelers cart goods from manufacturing centers to points of distribution throughout Indiana, they pose a potential threat to motorists.
More Trucks Mean More Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, large commercial vehicles were involved in 438,000 accidents in 2014, resulting in 111,000 people injured and 3,903 killed. People who have been involved in semi accidents face not only the pain of injury and potentially long-lasting effects, but the financial strain of medical bills and lost wages. The best way for the people of Indiana to protect their rights is by working with a qualified professional.
With over 75 years of experience in personal injury, Keller & Keller has achieved hundreds of successful outcomes for clients who were involved in a trucking accident. The skilled attorneys at Keller & Keller know how to work with insurance providers and trucking companies to ensure clients get what they deserve.
Contact Keller & Keller for a free consultation today–there’s never a fee until we make a recovery.