HAVE YOU BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING AN 18-WHEELER?
Due to their extreme size and often substantial loads, these vehicles have the ability to cause severe accidents leading to significant personal injury and property damage. It is important to note that semis do not statistically cause a greater percentage of accidents than standard vehicles; however, individual incidents tend to be more serious.
18-wheelers, or semi trucks, have multiple operating limitations such as larger blind spots, long stopping distances and limited maneuvering abilities. There are an estimated 3 million 18-wheelers on the road in the U.S. This means it’s crucial for other vehicles to be aware and focused on safety strategies.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR DRIVING SAFELY AROUND 18-WHEELERS:
- Stay out of Blind Spots
- Anticipate Wide Turns
- Pass Carefully
Vehicle safety is important for anyone traveling, and it’s essential when you’re sharing the road with 18-wheelers. But even the safest drivers can’t avoid negligent truck drivers. That’s why we’re here to help. If you have questions about a semi truck accident that you have been involved in, please contact us today.
Our team of specialized attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable about how these vehicles are operated and the details involved in accidents they cause.
Call us today at 1-800-229-7989.