Category Archives: 18 Wheeler Accident
Why Are 18-Wheelers So Dangerous?
San Antonio is a hub for the 18-wheelers that deliver goods to the city, state, and the entire country. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines a large truck as any vehicle with a gross weight of 10,001 pounds or more. Still, when fully loaded an 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds,… Read More »
How Much Are Truck Accident Claims Worth?
No two truck accidents and no two people are exactly alike. If you have been hurt, looking at truck accident claims that have been filed in the past can give you some indication of what to expect. However, it cannot guarantee that you will receive the same amount of damages because your accident, injuries,… Read More »
Overloading: A Common Danger On Trucks
Overloading is one of the most common causes of preventable 18-wheeler accidents, according to the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Under federal law truck drivers, trucking companies, and cargo loading companies must ensure they are not overloading their trucks so the risk of a serious crash is reduced. However, in an effort… Read More »
When Trucks And Cars Collide, Catastrophic Injuries Result
When fully loaded, transport-trailer trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while smaller passenger vehicles weigh just 4,000 pounds. Due to the sheer difference in size, when an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck crashes into a passenger car, the occupants in the smaller vehicle are going to sustain some of the worst injuries. After… Read More »
Who Is At Fault when Two Truckers Are Involved In A Crash?
When people think of truck accidents, they often first imagine a commercial truck, such as a transport, crashing into a smaller vehicle, such as a passenger car. These types of collisions are very common, and can cause serious injury. Another type of truck accident that results in equally serious injuries are those that involve… Read More »