Truck accidents are very common on our interstates and rural highways. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration there were 4,440 fatal crashes involving 18-wheelers and buses in 2016.
Large trucks weigh more than two and a half times the average vehicle which travels the same roads. This difference in weight affects vehicles’ ability to stop. Cars have the capability of stopping much quicker than large trucks, making it extremely important that truck drivers are aware of what is in the distance.
On interstates, highways, & rural roads 18-wheeler accidents often occur because of their inability to stop in a timely manner. There are several other common reasons for 18-wheeler accidents, including:
Some ways you can lower your risk of being involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler include: keeping your distance, reporting roads that need maintenance, & reporting concerns you have about drivers you believe are not following proper protocol.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler or large truck and have questions, Attorney Wil Alexander will be glad to talk with you today.
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