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Why truck accidents are often catastrophic

On Behalf of | Mar 8, 2017 | Truck Accidents |

Many of us are on the roads so often that we may take trucks for granted. There is no doubt that trucks play an enormous role in our society, transporting everything from furniture and appliances, construction, supplies and almost all the food and produce we see on the grocery shelves each and every. But if you step back and consider that nearly every aisle of every store is stocked with products that were brought to the store via truck, you can see that adds up to a lot of product.

The 18-wheeler you often see barreling down the roads and highways are typically 53 feet long and can carry dozens of tons of product. Simple science will alert us that with such a mass and weight, a truck is at a distinct disadvantage when on the roads. Trucks do not have the agility or ability to swerve to avoid hazards and take far longer to stop. Additionally, trucks are susceptible to poor weather conditions which may cause them to jackknife or swerve onto other lanes when hit with crosswinds.

These are all issues that car drivers may take for granted while on the roads, but should be taken into consideration when you consider the damage they can cause when involved in an accident. A typical car with a much smaller frame and lower weight typically does not fare well involved in a truck accident. And such accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries or even deadly results.

If you are involved in a truck accident, it is important to find a strong team to help determine whether you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We offer free initial consultations so there is nothing to risk by contacting us to look at your case. We are confident in our abilities and work solely on a contingency basis; it is in all of our best interests that we win for you. We have been acknowledged by Martindale-Hubbell with a AV Preeminent rated review, the highest rating possible. We know what it takes to win, and we are here to help you win your case.



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