Driving near large trucks and buses is a common occurrence in Kentucky. While you may not think twice about this, you should be mindful of the risks of sharing the road with these big vehicles. Tractor trailers and buses take longer to stop, need significantly more space on the road and have sizeable blind spots. If an accident occurs, these heavy vehicles can cause serious injuries and fatalities.
Sometimes accidents with semi trucks are the result of maintenance issues, shifting cargo, weather conditions or sleep deprivation. Another growing cause is distracted driving. Whereas all drivers can give in to distractions and get into an accident, truckers face more severe consequences if they cause a crash because of the size and power of their vehicles. Any of these sources may be responsible for your accident with and injury from a big rig.