Accidents caused by larger vehicles, such as tractor-trailers or “semis,” are different than accidents between standard automobiles. They should be handled by an attorney who has experience with complex cases. Drivers of semis often spend numerous consecutive hours on the highway day after day. Under these circumstances, fatigue and lowered awareness on the road increases the risk of injury to other drivers. Compared to a collision between standard automobiles, semis transfer much greater forces upon impact. This often causes more severe injuries and different types of injuries than collisions between standard automobiles.
Both state and federal law recognize the increased risk of injury inherent with semis and require those vehicles to carry a higher level of insurance coverage. The amount of coverage required in these cases varies on multiple factors, such as the weight of the semi. The attorneys at 9th Island Injury Lawyers have experience with these cases and will make sure the appropriate coverage is available to compensate you for injuries.