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Semi-truck accidents can be catastrophic

Getting into a semi-truck accident is much more dangerous than with two cars or two regular trucks. The average commercial truck can weigh as much as 25 times the weight of a regular vehicle.

They often travel loaded and a big rig can be an extreme hazard on the road. Because of this huge disparity of weight, the car that is hit by this type of truck can suffer horrendous property damage. The driver and passengers of this accident can be seriously injured or even killed.

The last thing that you want to think of when you are in an accident of this type is a court case. Calling in an attorney who know the laws of New York and can handle all the footwork and paperwork that this entails can be comforting.

Statistics show that truck drivers are more careful on the highway than other vehicle drivers. However, when there is an accident it can be catastrophic. The truckers who caused accidents accounted for 4,995 fatalities and approximately 106,000 injuries. These statistics were based in 2006 off of data gathered by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

While it must be pointed out that road conditions often have a partial hand in the crash, frequently it is the fault of the driver. You need to be compensated for the enormous loss you have suffered.

If the trailer of the truck is carrying hazardous materials such as flammable materials like gasoline or industrial waste, this brings the danger level up significantly.

Bringing a trucking company to court requires proof of negligence. This is why legal advocacy is essential.

Source: FindLaw, "Truck accidents," accessed June 22, 2015

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