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Tractor-Trailer Collisions

April 2, 2013

While commercial tractor-trailer trucks are an integral part of trade and industry in the United States today, they are also one of the biggest contributing factors to the unsafe nature of America’s highways. Studies have shown that a staggering one-third of collisions between big truck and passenger vehicles were caused by a mechanical failure. One of the most common failures seen on these vehicles is brake malfunctions.

So how can you avoid being involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer?

The best rules to remember include:

  • Be sure you can see the truck’s headlights before merging in front of it,

  • Be sure you can see both of the truck’s side view mirrors when following,

  • Pass quickly when needed in the left lane,

  • Always allow tractor-trailers extra space on the road for stopping.

Thousands of lives are affected by Truck Accidents around the United States each year, and the law firm of Natalie T. Stuart in Bowling Green, KY is here to help you if you’ve been injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer, injury lawyer Natalie T. Stuart today for free and confidential legal advice.