Among the most dangerous vehicular accidents are those that occur between passenger vehicles and large trucks.
Truck-car accidents can occur because of various reasons. Contrary to popular belief, however, roughly 75% of these accidents are not caused by the truck driver, but are caused by human error on the part of the other driver involved in the accident.
Examples of truck-car accident causes are drivers who abruptly change lanes in front of a truck, vehicles driving in the truck’s blind spot (either behind or beside the truck where the driver has no or limited visibility), drivers who misjudge the speed of an approaching truck during a merge or at an intersection, drivers who pass a truck when it is not safe to do so, drivers who fail to speed up or slow down when a truck begins to merge or change lanes, and drivers who pass between two large trucks.
Statistics show that approximately 400,000 truck accidents occur in the country on an annual basis, and tens of thousands of these victims are seriously injured, if not killed.
A fully loaded commercial truck is a dangerous vehicle to get into an accident with. Collisions with such massive modes of transportation can be fatal, due to their sheer weight and size compared to most of the smaller vehicles on the road. Semi-trucks, big rigs and tanker trucks can weigh more than 80,000 pounds, and be more than 75 feet in length. With such numbers, it is no surprise that truck-car accidents often result in more injuries and fatalities compared to other kinds of traffic collisions.
Hiring an attorney from The Grossman Law Firm
The team of personal injury attorneys at The Grossman Law Firm has several years of experience with all forms of truck accident cases, including truck-car incidents. We will work diligently and tirelessly on your behalf in order to help you receive monetary compensation for you injuries and losses.
If you are involved in a truck-car accident, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. Truck-car accidents can be extremely complicated matters, as they involve several factors such as roadway conditions, truck maintenance, and driver error or fatigue.
We offer our services to our clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay for nothing unless we win your case and you are paid. To schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation without cost or without obligation, call The Grossman Law Firm at 1-877-996-5529.