Fact of the day: commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. When moving at speeds of up to 75mph, big-rigs can be downright deadly. Because of their size and weight, commercial trucks can also be difficult to control.
Whether you pass trucks on the highway during your daily commute or are going on a summer road trip, you should know that trucking crashes happen frequently, and they can result in severe injuries or death.
According to the US Department of Transportation, from 2016-2017, there was a 10% increase in the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes. Many of these happened east of the Mississippi River.
That said, passenger vehicles and those in them can keep themselves safe by giving 18-wheelers more room and remembering these 5 things:
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If you or a loved one has been hurt in an 18-wheeler accident, it’s important to remember that these trucking companies have a team of investigators who work tirelessly to help the company avoid having to compensate you, the victim. This is why having a team on your side with experience in handling 18-wheel accidents is crucial and getting this team working for you as soon as possible can make or break your case.
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