18-wheelers are monstrous vehicles. A loaded 18-wheeler will weigh between 60 and 80,000 pounds. That is 20 times the weight of an average passenger vehicle. And when you are talking about damage to a car or to the people inside, it is not just the speed of the vehicle, it is the momentum. And when you are talking 60 to 80,000 pounds it will just crush a passenger car. These 18-wheelers kill and maim people every day.
Government studies show that 18-wheelers account for only 4% of the vehicles on the road, but they are involved in 1 in 8 of the traffic fatalities. So watch out for them because they are really dangerous.
And if you have been hurt by one, you can speak to truck accident lawyer today, we will be glad to help you.