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Why Are Tractor-Trailer Trucks More Dangerous than Other Vehicles?

The reason why trucks and tractor-trailers are more dangerous than most other vehicles on the road is: one, is obvious that they are much larger. They sometimes weigh 60 to 80,000 pounds, but the average car weighs somewhere around 3 to 4,000 pounds. When a tractor-trailer is out of control or crashes into something, it’s with the force of a– sometimes people compare it to a force of a bomb.

It’s not only that you have these large vehicles, but the drivers who drive these are worked very hard. All of the pressure’s on them to get the load there as quickly as possible, as fast as possible, and to take as many loads as they can. Sometimes there’s pressure to work too many hours to get them too tired, so they can’t pay good attention on the road. Sometimes corners are cut. Sometimes inspections aren’t done. All of these things together can make tractor-trailers extremely dangerous if they’re not handled correctly.

If a person has been involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer, it’s important to get in touch with a lawyer quickly on a tractor-trailer case. The reason why is because the defendants in those cases, the trucking companies, have teams of investigators, experts and lawyers who will quickly respond to the scene. It’s important for whoever’s been involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer to move quickly to get people to protect their rights. When we get a call on a serious case involving a tractor-trailer, we move immediately, whether it’s day or night, whether it’s the weekend; as soon as we get that call, we will be on the ground moving with that case.

Harris Lowry Manton LLP has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for Georgia clients who sustained injuries in crashes with commercial trucks. To speak with an experienced tractor-trailer collision lawyer in Atlanta or Savannah, please fill out our contact form, or call one of our offices: Atlanta at 404-961-7650, and Savannah at 912-651-9967.

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