Truck accidents are among some of the most dangerous types of vehicle accidents that can occur. Commercial trucks, also known as semi-trucks, semi-trailers or tractor trailers, are a very common sight on American highways. Large trucks deliver our goods to stores and markets across the United States. We rely on commercial trucking, however, that does not come without a cost. These trucks can weigh between 10,000 to 80,000 pounds, and are extremely dangerous vehicles when it comes to accidents.
Truck Accidents and Injuries
Because of the sheer size of a commercial truck, it should come as no surprise that these types of accidents can be extremely dangerous or fatal. Accidents between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles can be especially dangerous for passengers and occupants. A passenger vehicle has little weight against an 80,000-pound semi-truck. Given the mismatch of size between a passenger car and a commercial truck, it is common that severe injuries can be sustained. Brain injuries, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, broken bones, scarring, paralysis, permanent disability, amputation or death can occur when a passenger vehicle encounters an accident with a commercial truck.
Truck Accident Liability
Commercial trucks are often found responsible for accidents that involve passenger vehicles. This can be due to speeding, distraction, inattention, impairment, fatigue, failure to yield to a passenger vehicle or obstructed vision. This does not mean that passenger vehicles cannot be found at fault for an accident, so it is crucial that you get an attorney right away if you are involved in a commercial truck accident. Commercial truck companies may try to deny their involvement in an accident. There are also many entities that can be found responsible for a trucking accident, including the truck driver’s employer, the truck owner or trailer owner, the leasing company, the leasing company owner, the manufacturer or other party.
Finding the Best Truck Accident Attorney
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