I have represented a lot people injured when tractor trailer drivers are not able to stop their rigs suddenly, and I recently settled a case for a substantial recovery under these circumstances. My client, a college student, was rear ended by an 18 wheeler driver who I proved was exceeding the speed limit and had engaged his speed control in a construction zone on Interstate 35 in Waco, and that he was not a qualified driver, and I am delighted that she was so pleased with the way her mediation and case turned out (See more client's reviews on my web site under the Testimonials tab at the top.)
We have to figure out a way to stop these from happening -- or at the very least, curtail the number that do.
Yesterday, six people were injured, two seriously, in a nine vehicle chain reaction in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35W near Northeast 28th Street. Several cars had already crashed when two truck tractors hit the pile up from the rear.
The average braking distances for three axle truck-tractors pulling a two axle semitrailer traveling at 60 mph with average brakes is a total of approximately 381 feet -- or more than
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