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New Resources for Semi Truck Accident Victims

New resources for semi truck accident victims are now available. One of the principle new resources is the Semi Truck Accident Victims Center. The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is a part of Americas Watchdog. Its stated goal is, “to see to it that all US citizens are treated fairly after a vehicular accident involving a semi truck, or commercial vehicle.”

The need for new resources for semi truck accident victims is painfully apparent. Every 16 minutes in the United States, a person is injured or killed in an accident that involves an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer or semi truck. In 2008, 3,944 fatal trucking crashes took place and 123,918 non-fatal accidents occurred. The majority of fatal truck accidents take place during the daytime in rural areas.

One of the reasons that people in a passenger vehicle sustain serious or fatal injuries in a collision with a semi truck or commercial truck is due to the tremendous difference in weight of the two vehicles. An average passenger car weights about 3,000 pounds, while a typically fully loaded commercial truck may weigh over 80,000 pounds.

Unsafe acts


New resources for semi truck accident victims include knowing some of the reasons why they were an innocent victim of a passenger vehicle that was involved in an accident with a semi truck or commercial truck. These include unsafe acts caused by a semi truck or commercial truck. These include:

Driver had prescription drug, drugs or alcohol use issues
Tire blowouts or tire tread separation
Going at too great a rate of speed
Driver losing control of the truck due to jackknifing, lack of trailer control
Making an improper lane change
Overdriving for current weather conditions
Driver fatigue
An improperly secured load
Driving too aggressively
Driver talking on cell phone or being distracted
Driver making illegal maneuvers
Unfamiliarity with roadway or highway.

New resources for semi truck accident victims include The Semi Truck Accident Victim Center’s Bill of Rights. This Bill of Rights is what the Semi Truck Accident Victim Center says that it will do for semi truck accident victims. The Semi Truck Accident Victim Center says that when it learns of a passenger vehicle being innocently involved in an accident with a semi truck or commercial truck that has serious injuries or fatalities it will send investigators to the scene of the accident to get as much information as possible from witnesses or first responders and to follow through with an investigation.

The Semi Truck Accident Victim Center also says that it will get on the spot information regarding the most capable doctors and the best local trauma centers in order that family members or loved ones can make the best possible medical choices, put together a national caliber personal injury team of attorneys and legal experts and always be available to any loved one, family member or victim of a semi truck or commercial truck accident.

The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center offers this as a free service that they believe is unsurpassed. They believe that they are the right group to call for an instant unsurpassed response.