Each year, a number of serious injuries involving 18-wheelers occur on roadways across America. When you consider the sheer difference in size and weight of a passenger car as opposed to that of a semi-truck, it’s easy to see why. Tractor-trailers can weigh between 40,000 and 80,000 pounds, while your average passenger vehicle weighs only around 4,000 pounds, making the truck at least 10 times heavier than your car.
Accidents involving 18-wheelers lead the way in the number and seriousness of the injuries. Often, these accidents happen as the result of negligence on the part of the truck driver or the transport company. Those involved in accidents with trucks this size often sustain very serious injuries.
TYPES OF INJURIES
If you are hit from behind, you can easily receive whiplash or even a broken neck. If you are hit head on, there are a number of life-threatening injuries you might receive, including facial lacerations, broken neck or back, and head trauma. The impact of an accident is so great that it almost always causes severe or fatal injuries to the occupants of the car. In most cases, the truck driver walks away with minor injuries.
HOW ZINDA LAW GROUP CAN HELP
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a semi-truck accident, you may be entitled to receive damages for your losses. The nationwide truck accident attorneys of Zinda Law Group have extensive experience in handling these types of cases.
We know the law pertaining to the trucking industry. We get to the bottom of what happened, checking log books, weigh station records, and even the shipping manifest to see how the cargo was loaded. Our investigators examine the truck to make sure the brakes and other equipment were working properly at the time of the accident.
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Our truck accident lawyers work with victims to help them receive the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering, lost wages , and medical bills. Our team of truck accident attorneys will work hard to uncover the truth about the accident. Call Zinda Law Group today at 800-563-5312 for a free consultation.