Semis, or 18-wheelers, potentially present a significant danger to other motorists on the road.
Due to their extreme size and often substantial loads, these vehicles have the ability to cause severe accidents leading to significant personal injury and property damage. It is important to note that semis do not statistically cause a greater percentage of accidents than standard vehicles, however individual incidents tend to be more serious.
How Accidents with 18 Wheelers are different
It’s common to mistakenly think that the claims process will be the same as a car accident, but there are some big differences when you’re injured in an accident with a commercial truck.
- Larger vehicles mean more property damages.
- More severe injuries need more compensation for medical bills.
- Larger insurance policies means more liability for truck drivers.
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident with a semi or tractor trailer, call Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys today at 1-800-229-7989.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Our experienced private investigation team will work diligently to determine the cause of your accident. Trucking companies can be held responsible for hiring a negligent driver or failing to train drivers properly.
Common Causes Are:
- Improper Lane Change
- Incorrect Stopping Distance
- Defective Equipment
- Fatigued Driver
- Inexperienced or Unqualified Driver
- Road Defects
Sharing the road with 18-wheelers can be intimidating, but knowing how to drive safely around commercial trucks may help you avoid collisions. Because of operating limitations like larger blind spots and difficulty maneuvering, it’s crucial for other vehicles to be aware of safety strategies.
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Trucking Accident Attorneys
Our team of specialized attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable on how these vehicles are operated and the details involved with tractor trailer accidents. We understand the complexities of these types of accidents and work to ensure you are paid appropriate compensations for both personal injury and vehicle damage. History has shown that an experienced attorney can help you navigate your legal options regardless of fault or the side of the case you are on.
If you have questions about a tractor trailer accident you have been involved in then please contact us today. Our team at Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys has the experience you need to help you navigate this stressful time. Call us today at 1-800-229-7989.