Advocating for clients that have been involved in tractor trailer accidents requires understanding the definition of a tractor trailer. A tractor trailer is the combination of a semi-truck and a trailer that is carrying cargo from one place to another. Semi-trucks are those that can travel with or without a trailer attached. Tractor trailers are those that have the truck and trailer combined. Another word commonly used to describe this vehicle is an 18-wheeler. An 18-wheeler and a tractor trailer are the same thing and can be used interchangeably. The tractor trailer unit as a whole has 18 wheels hence where the term comes from.
When a car becomes involved with a tractor trailer, we have a messy and catastrophic accident on our hands. These accidents require the knowledge of a truck accident attorney so that the evidence can be properly preserved. At Brooks Injury Law, we know the steps it takes to get clients compensated for truck accident injuries. You can trust us to fight for your rights. Contact us for your FREE consultation.