A typical fully-loaded, large truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Due to the size of commercial trucks, truck accidents can be more catastrophic than typical car accidents. In addition, eighteen-wheelers, tractor trailers, tanker trucks, delivery vehicles, and other large freight trucks tend to have much larger blind spots than most passenger cars, increasing the risk of a potential accident.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
- Operator error
- Driving under the influence of alcohol drugs
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to watch blind spots
- Mechanical failures
Main Pasco county corridors such as S.R. 52, and busy roads like U.S. 41, and S.R. 54 in the Wesley Chapel area have been the site of many tragic accidents and also play a role in the number of accidents in the area.
When you Need a Truck Accident Lawyer
After a trucking accident, insurance companies move quickly to build their case. The trucking industry can be complicated and trying to handle everything yourself could be difficult without industry knowledge. If you’ve been in a collision with a truck in Wesley Chapel, contact our truck accident attorneys for help managing your case. We will work with you to fight the insurance companies so that you can get a fair and just settlement.