Tractor trailer truck accidents are often caused by overworked drivers who fail to pay attention to the road. Even a minor impact from a semi truck accident will have a significant impact on the motor vehicle, and can have serious consequences.
It is possible for large trucks to be operated safely on the same highways as passenger size motor vehicles. However, because of their size, trucks do require the driver to exercise a higher level of care and attention to ensure the safety of other vehicles on the road or highway.
Tractor trailers require a longer stopping distance than cars and often have limited visibility. After long hours of continuous driving, a negligent truck driver can cause serious injuries or even death if they fail to give their full time and attention to the road.
Large truck companies have full time investigators working 24 hours a day after an accident to minimize their liability for injuries they cause.
While the victim is recovering from their injuries, the truck’s insurance company is taking steps which will reduce the amount of compensation they may be able to obtain.