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A truck accident can cause widespread devastation

As the driver of a passenger vehicle, there aren't many days when you don't encounter at least one truck on the road.

Any type of motor vehicle accident is serious, regardless of the types of vehicles involved. Serious injuries can occur even in low speed accidents between vehicles of similar size.

When a truck collides with a smaller vehicle or motorcycle, the end result is often serious damage and injury. The reason for this is the size difference. A truck is much larger than a passenger vehicle or motorcycle. For this reason, when the two collide, it is the smaller vehicle that gets the worst of the accident.

In this type of accident, you can be assured that plenty of damage will result. This can include a vehicle that is no longer usable. Furthermore, and more important, is the fact that those inside the passenger vehicle can be seriously injured. A truck accident has the potential to cause a variety of injuries, including but not limited to broken bones, abrasions, neck and back injuries, and paralysis.

Truck drivers have more protection than others, due to the fact that the vehicle is heavier and larger. While the trucker may walk away from an accident unharmed, the same cannot always be said about the driver of the smaller vehicle.

Drivers of passenger vehicles can do some things to minimize the chance of an accident, such as keeping a safe distance from trucks. Even so, there is only so much that can be done. This is why truck accidents occur in every state throughout the country, sometimes ending in disaster.

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