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by Jeff Rasansky - February 22, 2012
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

semi2iStock_000006722398SmallSimply because of the physics involved, wrecks with larger vehicles can be devastating. If you’re in a situation where you’re close to another vehicle and it’s much larger than the vehicle you’re in, keep the following information in mind; it just might keep you from getting into a wreck.

Large cargo trucks and semi-trucks will most likely be driven by somebody with a commercial driver’s license. These drivers, in order to have these credentials, have special training and are generally better drivers than the average person. There’s a reason why this is important.

The kind of vehicles that you can rent to move your furniture from house to house or for other purposes are almost as large as some service vehicles. Rental vans and trucks can be rented by anybody and, unfortunately, some of the people who you’ll see driving these vehicles are really not very good at it. Most of the time, it pays to be very suspicious of any of these trucks you see on the road. They’re much more likely to cause a wreck than is a semi or other large vehicle driven by professional.

Make Sure They Can See You

Semis have huge mirror mounts on them that allow the driver to see all around the vehicle. The limitation is they can’t see you if you can’t see their mirrors. If you end up very close behind a semi and you can’t see their mirrors, beware the fact that the driver has no idea that you’re there.

Another thing to keep in mind about large vehicles is that they create a strong draft nearby them. When you come upon a semi on the freeway or another large vehicle, it’s likely going to blow you around a bit. Make certain that you’re ready for this so that you don’t end up losing control of your vehicle.

Some trucking companies are not very ethical in their business practices. One of the things they’ll do is work their driver’s way too hard. When they do this, the drivers may be exhausted behind the wheel and may be serious threats to everybody around them. If you see a driver who seems like they’re having a hard time staying awake or if their rig is swerving back and forth, be sure to keep clear of them.

A semi crash attorney can help you if a semi driver causes a wreck. Contact them if you need more personal injury information.

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