Imagine driving your child to school when you are struck by an 18-wheeler on the highway. Alternatively, maybe you were driving to work when the 18-wheeler pulled into your lane without the driver seeing your vehicle there. Both are very serious situations that drivers face every day.
Accidents involving large trucks often present not only more catastrophic injuries and property damage, but entail more complex personal liability claims for the victims. When you have been injured in an accident with another personal driver, the claim is typically brought against that individual and handled by his or her insurance provider.
Almost everywhere you go, you see semitrucks on the roads. You might not think anything about traveling next to these large trucks, but these trucks are akin to deadly weapons because when they aren't maintained and handled properly, they can cause accidents that injure or kill. Here are five factors that can contribute to semitruck accidents.
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Operating a motor vehicle is a task performed so regularly that it is taken for granted. Climb in, fasten your seat belt, turn the key, press the gas and away you go. Sometimes, drivers forget that they are operating heavy machines that are traveling at high rates of speed. Even truckers can fail to appreciate the power they wield when they share the roads.
While you may do everything possible to avoid getting into a wreck, accidents still happen. Often, they occur within the blink of an eye! When you are in a truck accident, there are certain things you may want to know, especially if it involves a big truck. Accidents alone can be scary, but the process after the fact can be quite a headache. Even though you may be a bit disoriented, here is what you need to do: