18-Wheeler drives down the highway

Tractor Trailer Trucks and Passenger Car Crashes

18-Wheeler drives down the highway

In 2019, there were 128,172 vehicular crashes in the State of Virginia. Those crashes resulted in 65,708 injuries and 827 fatalities. Of the 128,172 vehicular crashes in the State of Virginia, 2,484 involved large trucks such as tractor trailer trucks.

These 18 wheeler tractor trailer trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. Should the weight on the truck become uneven, it can possibly cause the truck to become unstable and impossible to control resulting in unexpected consequences causing a crash. Should the crash involve a passenger car, it is almost certain to be serious injuries to one or more people.

It is also important to consult with an attorney that has the expertise in representing injured persons who have been involved in such crashes. The sooner the better. Why? Because most trucks have a "black box" that records vital information regarding the truck’s speed, braking distance, and much more that is essential in proving fault of the part of the truck driver. It is important that legal steps are taken to preserve the information on that "black box."

If you have been seriously injured due to no fault of your own, call Page Law Firm, P.C. We will use our legal experience and skills to fight for what you deserve!

Source of Statistics: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Motor Vehicles, Virginia Highway Safety Office, 2019 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts