Why Are Trucking Accidents More Dangerous Than Other Motor Vehicle Accidents?

Injuries sustained in a trucking accident tend to be more serious due to the sheer size of the trucks involved. The average weight for a standard empty semi-truck is anywhere from 18-21,000 lbs, and trucks can carry up to 42-46,000 lbs of cargo (with a maximum of 80,000 lbs distributed across all wheels).