Only some of us may have witnessed an 18 wheeler accident; however, everyone has heard of one or seen the after effects on television. The outcomes of these types of accidents are horrific and seeing it play out in front of you can be one of the more frightening things you see in your life. Did you know that 18 wheeler accidents can be held responsible for a death or injury once every sixteen minutes? If you travel by road often, this statistic may be quite scary. Yet, if you want to decrease your chances of being in an accident like this, there are a few things you can do.
Semi trucks have a lot of wheels and many accidents are caused by those wheels or tires either by defects or a simple worn tire. Seeing bits of tire all over the road when you drive is not uncommon. But it is easy for an accident to occur when those tire pieces are on the roadway or even if a car is traveling too close when a tire rips apart. For the safety of yourself and everyone else around you, it is essential to leave a sufficient amount of space between your vehicle and an 18 wheeler (or any other vehicle for that matter).
If you have the unfortunate circumstance of getting in to an accident with an eighteen wheeler, you must seek legal help immediately. Without an attorney on your side, you may not know what you are entitled to or how to get it. You could attempt the claims process and battles with insurance companies on your own, but it will not be easy. If you choose to attempt this by yourself, you may not get what you deserve. In order to ensure that you have a fair opportunity of getting appropriate compensation, you need to seek an experienced attorney. Another benefit of this is less stress for you since another person is handling the legalities for you.