An auto accident that involves an 18-wheeler truck can be devastating to the victims of the smaller, passenger vehicles. A large commercial truck’s size, massive weight and the force it can generate can cause devastation, even if the truck is not speeding.
According to the Popular Mechanics website, there are approximately 5.6 million semi-trailers or tractor trailers registered in the United States. Other important facts about the large trucks include:
- Trailers are typically 53 feet in length and they do not have front wheels, so they can only be used when connected to a big rig truck.
- In the United States, semi-trucks are driven an average of 140 billion miles per year as of 2006.
- 18-wheeler trucks are used to deliver approximately 68% of all goods in the United States.
- The maximum weight for a semi-truck and full trailer in the United States is 80,000 pounds which is distributed over 18 wheels.
If you or one of your family members has been injured in a car crash that involved a large commercial truck, you have likely suffered serious injuries. One of our experienced personal injury lawyers can assist you in pursuing your right to right to recover a monetary award. We understand that when you have a severe injury you have costly medical bills, loss of wages and other damages.
The physical, emotional and financial trauma associated with a serious injury can be overwhelming. Fortunately, with the help of Board Certified Civil Trial attorney Bryan Caulfield, you may be able to pursue just compensation for your losses. Bryan specializes in helping clients who suffer injuries or death in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and as a result of medical malpractice. For a free and immediate consultation with Bryan Caulfield, call him at 1-800-535-2529 or contact Bryan online.You only pay a fee or costs once Bryan has won your case. If no recovery is made, you owe nothing!