Eighteen-Wheeler Accidents Are Common
Eighteen-wheeler accidents are common on the roadways of the United States. The attorneys of Isaacs & Isaacs are experienced in such accidents and understand the significant injuries that result. We have recovered over $700 million in damages for our clients in cases of negligence.
It is important to call us as soon as possible after an accident since:
- Witnesses may forget what happened
- Evidence may disappear
- The statute of limitations runs out
Call 800-800-8888 today to setup a free consultation.
What Is an 18-Wheeler
An 18-wheeler is a tractor truck which pulls several semitrailers. The tractor has 10 wheels while each trailer has eight. This is the reason the name 18-wheeler was attached. These trucks haul an assortment of loads, and their weight is determined by the number of trailers. However, the weight limits are determined by state laws as are the number of trailers.
What Is the Allowed Weight for an 18-Wheeler
The uppermost limit for an 18-wheeler is 80,000 pounds. Compared to the 5,000-pound weight of a passenger vehicle, this weight can be destructive in an accident. Sometimes, truckers and the trucking company exceed the allowed maximum weight.
Exceeding the weight limit is a grievous act of negligence. Besides the crushing force, the excess weight makes it difficult for a driver to maintain control. Drivers are held to a tight schedule and often exceed the safe speed limit for a vehicle of a specific weight to get where they are going quicker and this can add to the lack of a control a driver experiences.
Call Isaacs & Isaacs If You Were Injured by an 18-Wheeler
If you or a loved one was injured by an 18-wheeler, calling Isaacs & Isaacs can free you from the burden of worrying about what to do. The attorneys will answer any questions you might have, plan a strategy to obtain compensation and protect your rights. Calling us for a free consultation is important. We are always available at 800-800-8888 at any time of the day or night.