Car accidents occur every day, and thankfully many are just fender benders, and don’t create too much damage to the vehicles or people involved. There are, however, times when this is not the case and the car accident is more severe.
When truck accidents occur, the effects can be devastating due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. Many commercial trucks, like tractor trailers, can have up to 18 wheels and a fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds. Compare that to the average 3,500 pound passenger vehicle. This is the main reason injuries sustained in truck accidents are so much more severe than accidents involving only passenger vehicles.
Auto accidents are traumatic for everyone regardless of the vehicle being driven, however, a motorcycle accident is far worse and can be multiple times more severe given the lack of protection on a motorcycle. Even the highest quality safety gear and the highest adhered to safety precautions can’t fully protect a motorcycle rider from the dangers of being on the road
For the most part, truck drivers are trained to be diligent, patient, and safe drivers, however, there are times when they can become distracted and this can contribute to a semi-trailer accident.Due to the many thousands of miles truck drivers are required to drive in order to fulfill on their delivery obligations, often with very little sleep, they may end up in a semi-trailer accident.