Are Tractor trailer trucks safe? That question may race through your mind when one of these massive, 18-wheeler trucks barrels by just inches from your car.
The truth? Large trucks (vehicles over 10,000 pounds) are involved in many accidents. One out of nine traffic fatalities in 2008 resulted from a collision involving a large truck, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Michigan, 90 large trucks were involved in 6.4 percent of all fatal accidents statewide in 2008. Just recently, a tractor trailer truck driver caused a serious rollover accident on Interstate 196 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The initial investigation determined that alcohol and speeding were a factor.
Large truck accidents happen for other careless reasons. Truck drivers get distracted sending text messages even though it is illegal to text while driving a commercial truck. Others ignore rest breaks and fall asleep at the wheel. Some drivers overload their truck and lose control of the vehicle. Such irresponsible behavior is unacceptable.
What would you do if you were injured in a tractor trailer truck accident? Who would you turn to for help? You need someone who knows how to thoroughly investigate such complicated cases. You need someone who will take on large trucking companies and insurance providers fighting to deny your claim. You need the Law Offices of Goodman Acker.
Serving clients throughout Michigan, Goodman Acker has years of experience working hard for victims of tractor trailer truck accidents. Let our team of seasoned attorneys defend for your rights.
Don’t be a victim. Fight back. Contact Goodman Acker today. We mean business.