Have you been in an accident with a big truck (Semi or 18 Wheeler)? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Statistics show that in 2007, approximately 124,000 people were injured in accidents that involved commercial trucks and buses. These accidents have a tendency to be more severe than accidents involving two cars or passenger trucks. This is due, in part, to the fact that a commercial truck can weigh between 10 and 80,000 pounds. This is a significant difference in weight when you consider a typical automobile weighs 3,000 pounds.
Due to the potential for serious accidents when these vehicles are involved, federal and state governments have enacted many laws and regulations concerning commercial vehicles. This is done as an effort to increase safety on the roadways. Sadly, many trucking companies fail to abide by these laws, either out of desire for profit or poor management, and this leads to many tragic accidents.