Understanding a semi-truck accident requires the knowledge of what a semi-truck is and how it works. A semi-truck is technically defined as the actual truck that is hauling an attached trailer. We see these large, commercial vehicles all over our Georgia roadways every single day. Semis are the vehicle required in carrying vast amounts of cargo across our nation. These trucks most often have a trailer attached, but they are perfectly capable of traveling on their own as well. The semi-truck is the main part in supporting the weight of a semi-trailer when one is attached.
Semi-truck accidents are very common whether they are traveling with or without cargo. These trucks are fast, heavy, and cannot stop on a dime making accidents involved with semis quite catastrophic. Smaller vehicles are most often found involved in crashes with semi-trucks and due to the size difference they do not stand a chance. Overall, the results of a semi-truck collision can be truly devastating no matter the cause. If you or a loved one has experienced injuries caused by a semi accident, you have the right to seek compensation.
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