Do You Need An Attorney After a Truck Accident?
There are about 3 million semi trucks in operation across the United States. The average truck is about 72 feet long, 9 feet wide, and 14 feet tall. Even with nothing in the cargo bay, an unladen semi truck can weigh as much as 35,000 lbs. When towing cargo, the US allows for a total weight of up to 80,000 pounds. For reference, that is about the weight of ten Asian elephants. Suffice to say, semi trucks are big. As a result, accidents involving these trucks can have devastating consequences. About 500,000 truck accidents occur each year in the US, about...Continue reading