Thursday, March 10, 2011

18-wheeler accidents

Auto accidents are very dangerous because you have two machines that each weigh around a ton traveling with speed. In 18-wheeler accidents one of the machines weighs as much as 17 tons, (34,000 pounds!) and can be traveling just as fast as a car that is much smaller than the truck. Also, 18 wheelers often have blind spots and can't see the cars that are immediately around them. This really is a recipe for disaster.

Truckers are often fatigued, breaking the speed limit or carrying too heavy a load. (or all three!) Often it is the trucking company that encourages the driver to push the limits for temporary gain. There is simply too much at stake when you consider the damage that a huge 18-wheeler can do. If you feel you have been injured by the negligence of another driver, you may need to speak with an attorney to protect your rights. The law may provide a remedy in your situation.

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