Going for a drive can be relaxing under the right circumstances, but unfortunately it can be dangerous under others. It can be an intimidating thing, driving around on the roads surrounded by vehicles much larger than your own. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that these can cause a lot more damage if you are involved in an accident with them than the majority of other, more commonly purchased vehicles. While we know that large trucks require extra training to drive, that doesn’t erase the fact that drivers are still human and mistakes can be easily made. Unfortunately, their mistakes can also easily be deadly.
When it comes to sharing the road with trucks, it can be scary if you aren’t used to them. A truck can obviously cause more damage to your car than you can to them, so it makes sense that you drive more cautiously around them. Many people drive for years and still tend to get nervous when there are a lot of large trucks on the road with them. While a lot of it has to do with your experiences as a young driver, a good amount of the concern can be the result of simply seeing pictures of a collision between a truck and a car like the one you’re currently driving. All the statistics you can research won’t be able to counteract that anxiety.
Accidents are never a good thing, but they’re even worse when the size and weight of the vehicles involved are heavily skewed towards one. While some people are lucky enough to walk away from these accidents with minor injuries, they often lead to severe harm or even death. The possibility of a crash is always there, but when highway speeds and large trucks are involved, it gets worse. It is never something that we want to hear has happened, but we know that it is unfortunately unavoidable, which is why we want to help you.
If you have been in an accident with a truck and were injured, then you probably have a lot of questions about your options going forward. Thankfully, you can call Wayne Hardee and get your legal questions answered. With almost 40 years litigating for car accident victims, Wayne has seen almost everything you can see when it comes to truck crashes. Give him a call and see what a difference he can make in your case!