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

    … Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Because we all share the road, commercial trucks – as large and as imposing as they are – represent an obvious potential danger to other vehicles. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation1 finds that the number of injury-causing crashes involving big rigs has steadily increased since…

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  • After an Accident in Houston – FAQ

    … is your best ally in protecting yourself in the unfortunate (and almost unavoidable) event of a car wreck. To schedule a free case evaluation with attorney Stewart J. Guss, call our office today at 281-954-3799 or send us an email through our online contact form. (Article source: https://attorneyguss.com/after-the-crash-an-auto-accident-primer/) The post After an Accident in Houston – FAQ appeared first on Houston Personal Injury Lawyer - Stewart J. Guss, Attorney At Law - Accident Lawyer in North Houston. …

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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

    … Although recent headlines regarding the passage of rules regulating the number of hours truck drivers on American highways are allowed to drive per day may give the impression that trucking standards in the United States are becoming more stringent, this is a misnomer. Trucking standards have actually been getting lower for some time now, thanks…

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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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