Trucks are much larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road. It is for this reason that it takes a tractor trailer 20 to 40 percent further than a passenger car to come to a full stop, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When the roads are wet and slippery, it can take a commercial truck even longer to stop. Tractor trailers do cause very serious accidents on the road, but they are not the only type of commercial truck that causes injuries. Below, our Portland commercial truck accident attorney explains the types of trucks that cause injury, and how to claim the compensation you need afterward.
Types of Commercial Trucks that Cause Accidents
When many people think of commercial truck accidents, they often typically think first of the tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers, they see on the roads and highways. Unfortunately, this is just one type of truck that causes serious injuries. Other types of commercial trucks that cause accidents are as follows:
- Box trucks, such as cube vans and cube trucks
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Heavy haulers, such as those used to transport oversized items
- Tow trucks
- Flatbed trucks
- Cement trucks
- Crane trucks
- Fire trucks
Any of the above types of trucks have the potential to cause serious injuries, and even fatalities, when they are involved in a crash. Regardless of the type of truck, it is important to speak to a Portland commercial truck accident attorney who can provide the sound legal advice you need after a crash.
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