Steel Trucks and the Danger to Motor Vehicles
The manufacture of a motor vehicle that is designed for fuel efficiency and comfort can be much different than the manufacture of a tractor-trailer or other truck used for work and hauling goods long distances. This is one of the reasons an accident with a large truck can result in serious injuries and deaths.
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Construction of Large Trucks Versus Motor Vehicles
Truck bodies tend to be made of heavy-duty steel to withstand long hours on the road. However, motor vehicles that are sharing that road may be made of steel but with plastic front and rear ends. Some vehicles have aluminum bodies and others are carbon fiber. Because these vehicles are lighter in weight and have less resistance, a collision with a large truck can have devastating consequences.
Construction, Weight and Other Considerations in Truck Crashes
Factors other than steel construction can contribute to the increase in injuries and deaths for those who are involved in an accident with a large truck as opposed to another motor vehicle. A truck that has been poorly maintained or driven by a negligent driver becomes a large weapon on the road.
An Increase in the Use of Aluminum Versus Steel
Because consumers are always looking for vehicles that offer good fuel economy, auto manufacturers are going more toward aluminum bodies for vehicles. However, while aluminum does not rust and is lighter weight, steel is 2.5 times more dense than aluminum and less likely to give way in an accident. That makes it a problem when a lightweight vehicle is hit by a large truck.
The truck accident attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs are experienced in investigating the cause of a truck accident and assigning fault to a negligent truck driver. Our phone lines are open 24/7 so you can consult with one of our attorneys. We understand your pain and are here to help you get you the compensation you need and deserve.