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Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

When a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle is involved in a wreck, the results are often tragic.  These vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 lbs.2  Even the safest car, truck, or SUV doesn’t stand a chance when it gets hit by a tractor-trailer.  Tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks are subject to many rules that don’t apply to other drivers.  From requirements that drivers have commercial licenses, to limits on the amount of time a driver can go without taking a break, to rules about the way the trucks are maintained, truckers and other commercial drivers have to follow rules that are in place to protect themselves and the other drivers on the road.  If you or a loved one is involved in a wreck with a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle, you need an attorney who understands the rules that apply to commercial drivers and knows what to look for when investigating your case.      


1 https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/motorcycles; https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812962  

2 https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/Freight/sw/overview/index.htm 


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