October 4, 2016
Everyone who has driven on the highway has at some point ended up next to a tractor trailer. The sheer size and power of these big rigs is impressive, but unfortunately, many drivers don’t account for that fact and then drive more defensively. Instead, people often treat these huge trucks as just another vehicle. That approach is a dangerous mistake because, in order to drive safely near a tractor trailer, you have to recognize that they are not like other cars and trucks, and can cause much more damage in an accident. Even for truck drivers with an excellent safety record, accidents can and do occur, and they are frequently, tragically fatal. Recently in Jackson, MI, for example, driver Mark Feuss was found guilty of two counts of reckless driving for a crash in September of 2014 that killed two women, who were in a car trying to turn left when Feuss’s tractor trailer full of sand ran into their car.
With that in mind, here is a brief list of things to remember whenever you find yourself driving near a tractor trailer:
If you keep these points in mind, you’re better protected from the serious harm that an accident with a tractor trailer typically causes. If you've been injured in an accident with a tractor trailer, contact Whiting Law for a free consultation.