Truck accidents can occur unexpectedly and have a significant impact on the lives of victims. A serious truck accident in a nearby state recently sent two people to the hospital with injuries and left another with minor injuries. Two of the injured individuals had to be airlifted to the hospital. The multi-vehicle wreck involved three semi trucks, two of which rolled over, and a SUV. The accident occurred when one of the semi-truck drivers lost control of the tractor trailer, went off the left side of the roadway and overcorrected, causing the semi to lie down on its side in the highway.
Motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time, often without much warning. For accidents involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, there is a greater possibility that it will result in a fatality. Fatal accidents will be a shock to the family left behind, especially when loved ones will have to deal with funeral expenses amidst their grief. This can have lifelong ramifications for everyone involved.
A motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic experience for those involved and can result in significant damages and severe injuries. This is especially true when one of the vehicles is a commercial truck. As a result of their relatively large size in comparison to other vehicles, as well as their potentially toxic or flammable cargo, semi-trucks can cause greater damages and more serious injuries than other vehicles.
Large trucks and tractor trailers are an essential part of the economy and perform important functions in towns and cities that smaller vehicles are not equipped to carry out. However, these large vehicles also pose several different risks to others on the roadway, including the drivers of other motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. The weight, size and limited visibility creates a greater risk that a truck accident will occur and if it does, the damages are often more severe.