In New York, large commercial trucks – such as a tractor-trailers, big-rigs, delivery trucks, trash trucks, and moving vans – travel our roadways and highways daily. It is not uncommon to see or hear about a truck accident between a car, bicyclist or pedestrian, especially in areas that are prone to traffic congestion, such as Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs.
Here are the statistics for large truck accidents in New York reported by the NY DMV to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management & Research (ITSMR).
New York Large Truck Accident Statistics (2019)
Large Truck / Vehicle Crashes
- Total: 21,135
- Fatal Crashes: 80
- Non-Fatal Personal Injury Crashes: 4,275
- Property Damage Crashes: 16,780 (reporting level is more than $1,000)
Large Truck / Pedestrian Crashes
- Total: 203
- Fatal: 23
- Personal Injury: 176
Large Truck / Bicycle Crashes
- Total: 79
- Fatal: 6
- Personal Injury: 72
Large Truck / Motorcycle Crashes
- Total: 60
- Fatal: 2
- Personal Injury: 44
What are the common causes of a truck accident?
Common causes of a truck crash in New York can occur due to a number of factors, including:
- Distracted driving by the truck driver
- Truck driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Impaired driving
- Hazardous road conditions
Any of the above can result in a truck accident that may have devastating injuries or fatalities. Our blog post shares the most common type of truck accidents that result in a legal case.
At KDLM, we have a long history of representing victims and families of those who have suffered from a truck accident in New York.
One of our landmark cases obtained a settlement of $10.2 million from the company who operated the truck that killed a 44-year-old man.
If you – or a loved one – has suffered debilitating injury or loss as a result of a truck accident, contact our NY truck accident lawyers today to setup a consultation about your legal rights. Call (212) 267-4177 or submit your request online.