Excessive Risk and Damage

We’ve all been intimidated on the highway before. A large semi barrels up behind the car and seems to be two inches from the back bumper. While most professional truck drivers keep safe driving a priority, there are many notable exceptions.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that large trucks cause 3,000 to 5,000 deaths per year. Here are some reasons that commercial semi-truck accidents are especially destructive.

Extreme Velocity

The high speed of highway travel, combined with the size and weight of a semi-truck and trailer, create a situation of immense force upon impact with a smaller and lighter vehicle. More serious vehicle damage, injuries and fatalities are the results of impact between vehicles of an unequal size and weight.

Magnified Mistakes

When a truck driver makes a mistake by driving improperly or being negligent by inattention, the consequences are magnified by the size, weight and speed of the vehicle. Negligence and mistakes include:

  • Driving too fast or reckless for the rood conditions
  • Failure to maintain the truck, leading to malfunction
  • Continuing to drive when tired
  • Using distracting electronics while driving

Tragic Results

Truck accident injuries are often extensive and need a long rehabilitation period. Often, victims are permanently disabled as a result of their injuries. These accidents often cause:

  • Multiple and severe fractures
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Burns and internal bleeding

Experts Needed

A lawyer working on a truck accident case needs specialized skill and knowledge to represent clients adequately. If you or a loved one is a victim of a truck accident, you need expert advocacy to ensure that all of your legal rights are protected, and you are compensated fully for your injuries or your loved one’s death. Trust Tabor Law Firm to deliver experienced and effective representation for your case.