While every type of road accident is severe and scary in its own right, when a large-scale commercial truck is involved, the damages can be exponentially greater. These large semi-trucks that fill the highways of Nebraska are driven by drivers who need specific licenses to even operate their vehicles. But, just like any other driver, these people can make mistakes. While mistakes on the road lead to injuries and death, when a semi-truck driver makes a mistake, their huge vehicles can cause much more profound problems. Semi-trucks are often twice as high as a normal vehicle, making them able to completely crush and roll over them when accidents occur. If you have been involved in one of these harrowing truck accidents, call Salerno & Leavitt today for help. We have the experience to get you the best possible outcome, addressing the fees involved with your car’s repairs, your injuries, and your lost wages from the incident.
While trucks can simply collide with another vehicle, there are also unique situations that can occur when a semi-truck is involved. These include:
Driver Fatigue (due to long shifts and hours)
Failed Hydraulic Braking Systems
Cargo Falling from Truck
Fishtailing of Trailer
All these issues come from the added weight of the truck, its abnormal length, and its cargo that can shift the balance of the vehicle. This is why special licenses are required to drive these vehicles, because so many things need to be properly managed to ensure safety. If you have had the misfortune of being hit by a truck that has failed in its responsibility to other drivers and collided with you, reach out to us today.