Eighteen wheeler trucks are massive. They can be transporting up to 80,000 pounds at any given time, and even more if given a special permit. This tremendous weight makes stopping for such a large truck much more complicated than a regular passenger vehicle. At 55 mph, it takes a large truck two football fields to come to a stop. In general, it takes an 18 wheeler 40% longer to stop than an average car. In adverse road conditions, it can take much longer. This can often be the cause of many truck-based accidents. It then may take the intervention of a Boston truck accident attorney specialist to ensure that the injured parties are fully and fairly compensated for the damages they received as a result.
According to wyff4.com, at approximately 5:00 AM near Highway 86 in Anderson County, S.C., an 18-wheeler’s inability to stop in time caused a major accident that resulted in the death of the driver. Kevin Lewis was driving his truck southbound on I-85 when he noticed a disabled Freightliner garbage truck in the third lane. Despite his attempts to stop, there was not enough distance between the 18-wheeler and the other truck, causing Mr. Lewis to collide with the truck at a high speed. His 18-wheeler overturned after slamming into the garbage truck, tragically killing Mr. Lewis. The garbage truck driver and passenger were sent to a local hospital for their injuries, but are expected to survive.
Have you been injured by a negligent truck driver? If so, you may be able to receive substantial compensation for your bodily injuries, in addition to any emotional trauma and financial hardship resulting from the accident. Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers, including our automotive and truck accident lawyer specialists, who will work tirelessly and aggressively on your case to see that you are justly and fairly compensated. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!