Trucking Accidents

We all know that tractor-trailers are larger, heavier and have many more blind spots than cars.  If you ever drive on Interstate 81, you know that the trucks are taller than your car or truck and they are 20- 30 times heavier, too.  If you get hit by a tractor-trailer, the odds are stacked against you.  An expected result:  death or serious injury.  In a truck collision there is a 98% chance that the person in the car will be the one killed if there is a fatality (versus the tractor-trailer driver), according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Not long ago, I was driving on I-95, heading northbound. I was on my way home after a trip to Florida. As I drove along in the right lane, an 18 wheeler drove up beside me on the left and came over in my lane, driving me off the road and onto the shoulder of […]


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