Car accidents are common occurrences that claim the lives of thousands of people nationwide every year. Car accidents also result in untold injuries and billions of dollars in property damage. A majority of automobile accidents are caused by dirver errors.
Trucking accidents often result in injuries and deaths to the drivers or passengers of the automobiles with which they collide. Nearly a half-million large trucks are involved in accidents annually and one out of every eight traffic fatalities is caused by a collision with a large truck. Causes of trucking accidents include speeding, unrealistic schedules, truck driver fatigue and 18 wheeler safety issues.
Motorcycle accidents are on the rise, and motorcycle fatalities continue to be a growing concern. Many motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcyclist and are often caused by inattentive drivers who fail to see the motorcycle and pull out from a side road or turn into a motorcyclist at an intersection.
Public transportation injuries are becoming more common as an increasing number of people seek alternative ways to get around in the wake of rising gas prices. From buses, to vanpools, from commuter trains to light rail and passenger ferries, public transportation providers are required to take care for the safety of their passengers. Nevertheless, public transportation accidents happen all too often.