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Why is a truck accident more likely to cause injury than one involving passenger cars?

Truck Accident More Likely To Cause Injury

Trucking accidents often produce more disastrous injuries because of the size and weight discrepancies between commercial trucks and common passenger vehicles.

Large trucks and truck-trailer combos are unlike any other vehicles on the road. There are several reasons that these trucks present a special danger:

  • The larger trucks provide smaller fields of vision than other vehicles and have significant "blind spots".
  • The weight of these vehicles makes them very difficult to stop in a short time.
  • The dimensions of big trucks make them far less maneuverable.

Accidents with big trucks cause more severe injuries simply because of the weight differences between a loaded big rig and a typical passenger vehicle. Also, an average semi truck takes more than twice the distance to stop when traveling at 55 mph as a typical passenger vehicle traveling the same speed.

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