An 18 wheeler accident can have devastating consequences. The size of an 18 wheeler truck in comparison to that of a passenger vehicle increases the risks of those in a passenger vehicle becoming seriously injured in the event of a collision.
Large trucks and get into accidents via:
In many seriously negligent cases, truck companies are often at fault (though not always, accidents do happen). Federal regulations have been put into place to ensure that drivers are not on the road for excessive amounts of time, or driving under hazardous conditions; however some companies fail to follow outlined rules and their management style can translate into more accidents.
This leads to some drivers feeling forced to abide by tight deadlines, while feeling ill, fatigued, or sleep deprived. Attempting to perform their driving duties under these circumstances can lead to a lack of focus while on the road and sadly, accidents. These types of accidents are also sometimes caused by a company’s failure to maintain vehicles in proper working order, and not scheduling routine maintenance and servicing of trucks before allowing them out on the road.
Several types of 18 Wheeler trucks are known to be more accident prone they include and are not limited to:
Attorney Tim Ryan is author of "The Personal Injury Victim's Bible" and has assisted thousands of injury victims, obtaining more than $1 billion for his clients collectively since 1981.
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