Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
We all know that trucks and tractor trailers are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. Their sheer size and weight creates the potential for death or serious injury during almost any accident. However, proper safety equipment can improve a driver’s chances in the event of a tractor trailer accident.
One of the most important pieces of safety equipment on a tractor trailer is the underride guard, a bracing piece of metal that projects down from the back of the trailer. Many tractor trailer accidents are caused by differences in braking times when a driver overestimates the stopping time of a truck and rear-ends the larger vehicle. In the absence…Read more