18 Wheeler

A semi-trailer truck is a large vehicle that consists of a towing engine, known as a tractor in the United States and truck in many other places, attached to one or more semi-trailers to carry freight. It is also known as a transport in Canada; prime mover in Australia; semi, tractor-trailer, big rig, or 18-wheeler in the United States; and articulated lorry, abbreviated artic, in Britain and Ireland.A semi-trailer does not trail completely behind the towing vehicle, but is attached at a point that is just forward of the rear-most axle of the towing unit. This is done so that a large portion of the weight of the trailer is carried by the prime mover.
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  • Commercial Trucks and Mechanical Failure

    … at law call at 281-816-3452. Your consultation is free, and you never pay anything until we obtain the settlement that you deserve. 1https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/LTCF2015%20Early%20Release.pdf The post Commercial Trucks and Mechanical Failure appeared first on Houston Personal Injury Lawyer - Stewart J. Guss, Attorney At Law - Accident Lawyer in North Houston. …

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  • After an Accident in Houston – FAQ

    … Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Whether you are involved in a car wreck or an accident while driving a commercial vehicle, any crash is a scary and serious event. You have important legal rights under Texas law, but its YOUR responsibility to protect those rights. You can protect yourself before an accident by driving…

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  • Rear-end Accidents Involving Semi Trucks

    …” generally will not apply. Due to the disparity in size between 18-wheelers and passenger cars, this type of collision can be extremely dangerous. With an 80,000-pound big rig crashing into the back of a 3,000-pound car, it should not be surprising that motorists can sustain devastating injuries. Override and Underride Risks While the sheer impact…

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  • Cargo can Cause Additional Damage in a Truck Accident

    … Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Semi-trucks are capable of hauling thousands of pounds of cargo from place to place and it is not uncommon to see them transporting cars, heavy machinery, lumber, or other heavy, bulky items. In addition, a trailer may be filled with animals, furniture, appliances, and a wide variety of other…

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  • Negligent Hiring in the Trucking Industry

    … with the resources necessary to investigate your case and identify whether negligent hiring played a role. Contact an Experienced Texas 18-wheeler Crash Attorney for a Free Consultation Stewart J. Guss, Attorney At Law is a highly skilled Houston big rig crash lawyer who has successfully represented the rights of many different truck accident victims…

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  • Truck Drivers Should be Aware of Blind Spots

    … was negligent in failing to check blind spots, the driver may be held liable for any losses that resulted. Contact a Skilled Houston 18-Wheeler Collision Attorney for Help Today Anyone who has been injured in a truck accident should call a Texas semi crash lawyer as soon as possible. Stewart J. Guss, Attorney At Law knows how to stand up…

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  • Trucking Standards

    … Trucks It is easy to see why this would be the case. When it comes to a collision between an 18 wheeler and a regular passenger vehicle, the occupants of the passenger vehicle are much more exposed and much more likely than the trucker behind the wheel of an 18 wheeler to suffer injuries or even death in a collision. In addition, if you have ever been…

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  • Houston Trucking Accidents Caused by Brake or Tire Failure

    … Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. A study sponsored by Department of Transportation[1](DOT) found that 29.4% of all large truck crashes involved brake failure, brakes out of adjustment, or other brake-related issues. If you are injured in a truck collision where brake or tire failure either caused or contributed to the crash…

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