There are over three million semi-trucks operating on the roads of the United States at any given time of day or night. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), there are 11 million tractor trailer vehicles registered to operate in the country. With so many trucks operating on the roads at all times of the day, it is easy to understand how so many commercial vehicle accidents occur. This is where an experienced personal injury attorney like Dathan Hill can help. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, it is very important to seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney that understands the complicated laws surrounding the trucking industry.
An 18-wheeler can be over 70 feet long and weigh up to 80,000 pounds. On a dry roadway, its stopping distance is about 20 to 40 percent longer than that of a passenger car. On a wet road, it can be up to 50 percent more. A large truck can weigh 20 to 30 times the size of a passenger car.
Trucking accidents usually cause catastrophic injuries to the people in the passenger vehicle. Multiple and serious injuries, especially to the neck and spine, are common in trucking accidents because of the impact force on the car during the accident. Sadly one-in-three trucking accidents result in at least one fatality.
Common Injuries are:
- Head Injuries
- Neck Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
The Law Offices of Dathan L. Hill, LLC
18 wheeler accidents are Terrifying! If you are involved in an accident with an 18 wheeler your health should be your number one concern. Call my office immediately so I can guide you through the process. The first thing you should do if you are physically able to do so, is contact the police. Next you should call me! If you need help finding a doctor you can get assistance from me to finding one. Call me Dathan Hill 225-224-6412.