A crash involving an 18 wheeler presents different issues than a typical wreck between cars. It is important to have a lawyer with experience handling big truck accident cases. Here are some of the considerations:
Truck drivers are some of the best drivers on the road. They are professional drivers with more training and experience than most of us. The trucking industry is highly regulated because of the potential for catastrophic injury. When a big rig causes a collision, something went wrong. After a truck accident, you deserve answers and we will work to find them for you. Here are some of the potential causes to consider:
Semi is short for semi-trailer truck, which is a combination of the tractor and one or more semi-trailers. The tractor is the front part of the rig which includes the engine and cab (also called a prime mover or traction unit). A semi-trailer is a trailer without a front axle that is attached to the truck. This is the part that carries the cargo.
There are many other terms used for this type of big truck, including: semi truck, tractor-trailer, eighteen wheeler, semi-tractor trailer, and semitrailer.
Not all big commercial trucks are semi trucks. Other big trucks can cause very severe injuries and loss of life. Like tractor-trailers, they often require careful investigation and understanding of state and federal regulations. You should get a lawyer immediately if your wreck involved any of these trucks:
Big truck accidents
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