Carabin Shaw Law Firm Has Your San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have been anywhere on a highway, you have noticed the amount of 18-wheeler trucks on the road. They’re imposing, big and aggravating when they use their size to bully you. Most importantly though, they can be dangerous and deadly.18 Wheelers vs. Cars
It is no secret that 18-wheeler trucks massively outsize any other vehicle on the road. The average length of an 18-wheeler truck can vary depending on the cab and trailer but the average length is 70-80 feet and is a heavy 80,000 pounds. An average car is roughly 14-20 feet long and weighs about 4,000 pounds. That is about a 40 ton to 2 ton ratio.
That difference can spell catastrophe in the unfortunate event you are in an accident with them. There may be a slightly better advantage if you drive a truck or an SUV, but the difference in weight and size is still too great to make a difference. In car/truck/SUV vs. 18-wheeler truck, odds are the truck will deal the most damage.Results of a Trucking Accident.
Because of the massive size difference in vehicles, serious injury or death can result from a truck accident. Not only that, but most of the time, the person who is seriously injured or dies as a result of these accidents is someone who was in the other vehicle, not the truck.
It is important to our San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm to make sure you are fully compensated for damages caused by a truck accident. Our San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers have the tools and experience necessary to protect your rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a large commercial vehicle or an 18 wheeler, call our San Antonio Trucking Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm. Our dedicated team of lawyers know the federal rules and regulations that truck drivers, and the trucking companies that employ them, must follow. Call us at 210.222.2288, day or night, for more information.