Accidents involving tractor trailers, or semi trucks, can be deadly for passenger vehicle occupants. In most scenarios in which a tractor-trailer hits a smaller vehicle, the occupants of the car or small truck suffer far greater injuries than the driver of the semi truck, and the car’s occupants are seriously hurt or killed. This is especially true in cases where a tractor trailer is traveling with a full load of cargo, making it an extremely heavy and dangerous vehicle when involved in an accident.
Victims of a semi truck accident might attempt to sue for damages from the driver, the trucking company and even the company who owns the cargo, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Victims of these accidents can seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney to help them attempt to recover these damages.
Source: The Hartford Courant, “Massachusetts Woman Killed In Chain-Reaction Crash On I-84 In Middlebury,” Samaia Hernandez, Nov. 21, 2012