A semi truck can weigh up to 20,000 pounds, and with the speeds that most of these vehicles travel at, it can take up to three times longer to stop than an average car. As rear end collisions are the most common form of a car accident, it’s not surprising that even semi trucks are involved in this type of collision. However, with the size and weight involved, the damages can be much worse than just a crumpled bumper and whiplash. Hinkle Law Offices can help you if you’ve been involved in a rear end collision with a semi truck.
How Common are Rear End Collisions with Trucks?
The most common collisions are rear end collisions. These account for over 40% of the collisions that happen every year. And with semi trucks involved, those collisions can cause more than just minor damage. The weight of a semi truck in a rear end collision crumples the back end of most cars and the other motorists (including passengers) often suffer from serious injuries.
Most surprisingly is the fact that rear end collisions don’t always put the driver that hits you at fault. If a sudden stop is involved, a truck driver may not have time to brake. This can cause the rear end collision. Although truck drivers are expected to be responsible and keep a suitable distance between themselves and other vehicles, some collisions require investigation to determine who’s at fault.
Representation After Collision
If you or a loved one have been involved in a rear end collision with a semi truck, you can’t dedicate valuable time to trying to prove that you weren’t at fault. Hinkle Law Offices is here to offer legal advice and handle the fact gathering to help you with your case. You deserve compensation for your pain, suffering and time invested into repairs and medical treatments. We’ll help you get that.
Contact us today and begin with a free case evaluation to start getting your life back together.