Why Truck Wrecks Are So Devastating
There are many reasons why commercial trucks pose a significant danger to other drivers on the road:
- Commercial trucks weigh about 16 times what regular vehicles weigh.
- 18-wheelers can also be around 70 to 80 feet in length, while average automobiles are only about 13 to 14 feet long.
- Commercial trucks need about 40 percent more time to come to a full stop than cars do.
- Truckers usually have much larger blind spots than drivers operating regular vehicles.
- The turning radius for a commercial truck is much larger than that of a regular automobile.
In light of these facts, it makes sense that a collision involving a commercial truck will put the passengers of automobiles at a much higher risk of death or injury. Around 86 percent of all fatalities and 77 percent of all injuries in these types of accidents are sustained by the passengers and drivers of smaller vehicles involved.
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident involving a big rig or 18-wheeler, get in touch with our attorneys at Webb & Taylor, LLC, for dynamic, dedicated representation.
We make a positive recovery in over 95% of the cases we pursue.
We Hold Trucking Companies Responsible
Truck accidents have increased by about 10 percent since 1992. Fighting for the victims of these accidents is an important part of what we do.
Wealthy trucking companies should be very careful, in order to protect others on the road by ensuring their employees are well-trained and their operations are in accordance with federal trucking regulations. When they do not take precautions to keep others safe, we hold them responsible for their carelessness.
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