Ohio Truck Accident Statistics
When it comes to Ohio truck accidents, you might be surprised to learn that the majority of the time that accident is caused by the driver of the other car. Not surprisingly, it is the driver and the passengers of those vehicles who are injured or killed in Ohio accidents. While Ohio does not rank high in the number of truck accidents that occur within its’ border, according to Ohio Truck Accident statistics provided by the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS), about 72,000 pick-up, medium, and heavy trucks were involved in Ohio truck accidents last year.
Ohio Truck Accident Statistics
A quick comparison of Ohio accident statistics in Ohio show that:
- Of the 426,188 passenger vehicle accidents that occurred last year, 52,258 involved pickup trucks
- Of the 469,266 total accidents that occurred in the state, 19,750 involved medium and heavy trucks with two-axles or more
- 179 people died last year in medium and heavy truck accidents, and 231 more died in pickup accidents
- In all truck accidents, nearly 17,000 people were injured
Nationally, statistics show that nearly 75 percent of the estimated 500,000 truck accidents that occur each year are caused by the driver of the other vehicle. Sadly, 98 percent of the drivers of the other vehicle are killed. (https://www.truckinfo.net/trucking/stats.htm#Accident%20Statistics)
However, when we look at “Crashes, Deaths and Injuries by Truck Drivers in Error” unit statistics per the ODPS on the local level, we find that of the nearly 20,000 truck accidents occurring in Ohio, 9,848 of those accidents were caused by truck driver error.
Ohio Truck Accidents: Who’s Responsible
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an Ohio truck accident, know that any case you may have will require extensive investigations to determine liability. However, truck accidents are particularly complex as many entities may be involved, which depending on the type of accident, may include the driver, owner, or leaser of the truck, the maker of the truck or any of its parts, or even those connected with the cargo.
Every day, the Ohio truck accident lawyers at The Cochran Firm witness the devastating physical, financial, and emotional toll truck accidents tragedies have on victims and their families. If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident because of negligence on the part of a truck driver or trucking entity, you deserve compensation so you and your family can get on with life. It is vital to retain a skilled and aggressive truck accident attorney as early as possible, to ensure your legal rights are protected.
About The Cochran Firm – Ohio
The Cochran Firm – Ohio is an experienced full service, truck accident, and personal injury law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton and handles personal injury cases throughout all of Ohio. Founded over 40 years ago by famed attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm – Ohio, has established itself as one of the premier personal injury law firms in the United States and has been recognized for delivering successful results to their clients across a broad range of claims stemming from car / auto and truck accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, and product liability lawsuits. For over 40 years, The Cochran Firm – Ohio’s team of experienced lawyers continually fight for justice for all its clients. If you’ve been injured call Ohio’s experienced full service law firm “The Cochran Firm – Ohio” today at 513-381-HURT.