An 18-wheeler is a 40-ton behemoth that can be 70 feet long. It takes special skills to drive an 18-wheeler. Controlling it is not easy, and stopping an 18-wheeler takes up to 40% longer than it takes a car. Slippery roads and poorly maintained brakes can compound matters for large 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and single unit trucks.
No doubt, these massive monsters of the highways are marvelous feats of engineering. However, safety remains a concern. 18-wheelers have a designated height of 13 feet and six inches. These heavy vehicles have 12 gears. Even with regulations in place to ensure proper weight and load on the road, accidents take place because these extremely heavy vehicles are difficult to maneuver.
It is vitally important that truckers know what to do in case of an accident. You should be aware of your legal rights. The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. can help you protect your interests in case of such an eventuality. Get in touch with us today.
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