Why Tractor Trailers Are So Dangerous

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Tractor trailers can be some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road and can cause even worse accidents than other types of commercial vehicles. They are very large and can way tens of thousands of pounds. As a result, they can cause more damage after an accident. Because of how expensive a commercial truck accident can be, you will need a truck accident lawyer when seeking compensation for your injuries.


Even if the truck is not carrying any cargo, it can be dangerous because of the phenomenon known as deadheading. In this situation, braking can become more difficult during wet weather. This is most often a problem with inexperienced drivers. In some cases, this can lead to a catastrophic accident.

Even when the trailer is not carrying a lot of cargo, this type of truck is much stronger than other vehicles and can cause much more damage as a result. For example, some commercial trucks can have three times the horsepower of passenger vehicles. If the truck driver is not careful, he would be considered negligent if he caused a truck accident. This is important because to seek compensation for your injuries with the help of a truck accident lawyer you must prove that the truck driver showed negligence. 

Due to the high center of gravity, trailers often have roll-over accidents. This can cause the truck to roll out of control and collide with other vehicles. The roll-over accidents are especially a problem when there is a lot of traffic.

Brake Problems

Trailers have a much more difficult time braking than other types of vehicles. Therefore, the brakes must be in excellent condition or the truck will not stop on time. Also, the truck drivers must brake soon enough to avoid accidents. If the truck's brakes are not properly maintained or if the truck driver doesn't know how to brake properly this can be used as evidence of negligence and can affect

Changing Lanes

One challenge with trailers is that they often have blind spots that are much greater than passenger vehicles. Therefore, when a trailer is changing lanes, it might collide with your vehicle and cause serious damage or push your car into on-coming traffic. Truck drivers are expected to check their blind spots to make sure that they are not involved in accidents. Regardless of the cause of the accident, you will need help from a truck accident lawyer to prove negligence.


29 September 2020

Noni and the Accident

My name is Noni. When I was in college, I was hit by a car while crossing the street. My life was never in danger, but I did break a few bones and had a lot of huge medical bills. I was hoping I wouldn't have to get involved with an attorney, but unfortunately, it came down to that. I used a family friend who is an accident attorney to get some compensation. A few years later, I was hit while riding my bike and had to go through the same process. I suppose I'm lucky to be alive. And it's thanks to accident attorneys that I have been able to put my life back together. I started this blog as a way to let others know just how much lawyers can help you in certain situations.