Our highways teem with tractor-trailers, as the very nature of our commerce system in the United States depends on the ability to move goods quickly and efficiently from one place to another. With millions of tractor trailers on the road, they play an essential role in our economy for drivers and consumers. While such trucks may provide an efficient method of transporting goods, they present significant hazards to the motorists with whom they share the road.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), most tractor-trailers exceed 26,000 pounds when measuring the weight of the vehicle, passengers and cargo. In contrast, the average midsize sedan weighs 3,300 pounds. The sheer size and weight of these massive vehicles make them more difficult to control and maneuver and can cause serious injuries as a result of an accident, especially when a collision with a smaller passenger vehicle is involved.
Although tractor-trailers are important, it is sometimes hard to feel safe while sharing the road with these giant machines. If you imagine a collision with a vehicle that weighs several tons, you may agree it seems the chance of survival is slim.
The fact is, tractor-trailer accidents result in many fatalities each year. If an accident with a tractor-trailer is not fatal, it is likely to cause serious injuries.
If you are a victim of a tractor-trailer accident, it is your right to seek compensation for the damage caused. Such an event can have lifelong consequences, and you do not want to be left paying for someone else’s negligence. As experienced trucking accident lawyers, we want to increase awareness about the risks of sharing the road with tractor-trailers, and we want to share the steps you need to take in the event of an accident with a large truck.
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