Dallas, Texas semi-truck wrecks cause serious injuries including deaths. Many semi-trailer wreck injuries are caused by driver error.
North American semi-trucks are defined by Wikipedia www.wikipedia.com as a semi-trailer truck, also known as tractor-trailer or a semi-trailer, that carries freight. The vast majority of trucks and tractor-trailers made in the United States are built to the specifications of the United States Department of Transportation(DOT) which governs the use of the interstate system. In America, these heavy duty trucks usually have 3 axles. Examples of common semi-trucks, operated by truck drivers, on U.S highways are manufactured by Peterbilt, a division of Peterbilt Motors Company in Denton, TX www.peterbilt.com; Mack, a subsidiary of AB Volvo in Allentown, PA www.macktruck.com; and Freightliner, a division of Daimler Trucks North America www.freightliner.com
December 26, 2008, Dallas, TX (AmericanInjuryNews)–Enews motor vehicle collision reporters and Dallas semi-truck wreck lawyers educate drivers and passengers. Top highway and safety advocates reveal one of most serious and catastrophic accidents involves semi-trailer trucks. These large vehicles can be a great danger to other drivers and passengers. By the sheer size and weight of these trucks, the impact can mean serious damages and injuries including death. These accidents often occur as the result of a driver’s recklessness and negligence.
AmericanInjuryNews.com (AIN) correspondents and Dallas County semi-truck accident attorneys assert many semi-truck wrecks are the result of the driver’s error. Some of these errors may include:
- Driving without proper training or skills
- Driving faster than posted speed limits
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driver fatigue on long hauls
- Improper preparation and loading
- Mechanical failure due to lack of periodic vehicle maintenance
- Overloading the semi tractor-trailer
AIN local and national safety advocates and Texas semi-truck wreck lawyers state many victims of semi-trailer accidents often sustain severe or massive injuries. Drivers and passengers experience great losses from injuries including medical expenses and property damages. They may also suffer loss of income as full recovery from their injuries may involve time away from their job sometimes resulting in loss of employment.
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