Levittown Pennsylvania 18-wheeler accident attorney
There are a number of interesting statistics that stem from 18-wheeler accidents. Because of their enormous size, weighing up to 80,000 lbs., an excessive amount of damage result from one accident. Because of their great length, there is usually more than one car involved in the accident and an 18-wheeler can wipe out 2, 5, or 10 cars in a single jackknife accident. In addition, 18-wheelers are notorious for breaking the law by speeding, traveling at high speeds on crowded interstate highways and making multi-vehicle mishaps more the norm than the exception. There can and usually are multiple injuries and deaths in a single 18-wheeler accident.
According to the Department of Transportation, most crashes that include at least one fatality occur on an Interstate highway or an Arterial highway. Most involve big rigs traveling between 55 and 90 miles per hour. Over 70% of all 18-wheeler accidents involve at least one other vehicle. Of all truck crashes about or 3400 resulted in at least one fatality, an alarmingly high number.
By far the best way to avoid having a collision with an 18-wheeler is to avoid them whenever possible. Don't make the mistake of thinking that they are not dangerous because they are. Thousands of people lose their lives each year in motor vehicle accidents with 18-wheelers.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident with an 18-wheeler, or have had a loved one killed, call the Blank county 18-wheeler accidents attorneys at the law offices of John M. Kennedy today.