There are many different types of large commercial trucks on our roadways which are typically referred to as big rigs, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, box trucks, tractor-trailers and tanker trucks. While they are all used in the transportation of goods, some are different sizes and carry different weights—making some more dangerous than others in the event of a trucking accident.
Because it is almost impossible not to drive next to or near a truck on our roadways, it is important for drivers to know the seriousness of traffic accidents involving trucks. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck crash, the severity of the injuries could be determined by the type of truck involved, such as:
- Garbage trucks are often involved in rear-end accidents because the drivers of the truck aren’t always looking forward. Instead, they are focused on picking up trash cans and getting their job done as quickly as possible. People who have been rear-ended by garbage trucks may suffer from whiplash, herniated disc injury, head trauma, and more.
- Refrigerator trucks are much heavier than most other trucks because they have refrigerator units onboard to keep food and beverages cool. Unfortunately, accidents involving these types of trucks can result in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, loss of limbs, and even death.
- Tanker trucks are often transporting chemicals and other substances like gasoline that can be extremely hazardous and catch on fire in the event of a trucking accident. Injuries involved in this type of truck crash can include burn injuries, other catastrophic injuries, and death.
After being injured in a Sarasota interstate truck accident, it is important that you have someone you can turn to for legal help. The attorneys at Mallard Perez have years of experience representing victims of trucking accidents and we may be able to help you too.