Traveling down any of Georgia’s roadways, you will likely encounter vehicles of all types and sizes. This includes large trucks with one or more trailers. When an accident occurs between one of these trucks and a smaller vehicle, such as a car or a motorcycle, it is typically the passengers in the smaller vehicles that suffer the most severe injuries and most extensive property damage. The sheer size difference between the vehicles is often to blame. Unfortunately for the safety of motorists, the size of these trucks continues to grow.
Two Examples of Supersized Tractor-Trailer Trucks
Are you surprised to hear that the size of already large tractor-trailer trucks is on the rise? You may not have encountered one of these vehicles yet, but odds are good that eventually you will. The following are two examples of how these vehicles are growing:
- Tractor-trailers are coming in larger combinations. This may include triple-trailer trucks, which are often over 100-feet long and can weigh over 100,000 pounds.
- New, larger trucks are being created. Another type of supersize tractor-trailer truck is known as a turnpike double. These trucks consist of 120-foot double-trailer trucks weighing 135,000 pounds or more.
Even if a tractor-trailer is not one of these supersized vehicles, it can still inflict significant damage to your person and property. It is important to be prepared in the event of an accident. The actions that you take immediately after a crash can significantly impact your health, as well as your ability to obtain compensation through a legal claim. We encourage you to download our free accident app directly from our website in order to prepare yourself in the event of a crash.