Federal law allows a tractor-trailer to weigh up to 80,000 pounds. It can be difficult enough to control a “big-rig” on dry pavement. On a wet, snowy or icy roadway, maneuverability decreases while stopping distances increase significantly. When an 80,000 pound truck impacts with a 3,500 pound passenger vehicle, it’s highly likely that the results will be catastrophic. According to the Sandoval Law Firm PLLC, here are three of the most common causes of accidents between 18-wheelers and passenger vehicles.
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