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
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.
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
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
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.