Truck Accident in RI | Recontructing Tractor Trailer Accidents
Reconstructing a Rhode Island Truck Accident can be important to determine liability for a Semi Truck accident.
A good personal Injury Lawyer in Rhode Island may hire a top truck accident Reconstruction expert.
It is crucial that the Truck accident Reconstruction expert use the correct calculation models since large trucks can be up to 40 tons in weight.
It is also important to analyze the configuration of a large truck. The configuration of a truck effects how the truck maneuvers and stops.
The Reconstruction expert must look at the following issues:
1) analyze tire marks
2) Did the truck and or Trailer have abs brakes?
3) Weight distribution of the truck
4) Did the truck’s brakes operate correctly
5) Truck speed at the time of the accident
Your Rhode Island Truck Accident Attorney will work closely with the accident reconstruction expert to determine liability for the accident.
The United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Safety Administration NHTSA issued a motor vehicle and car accident report stating: “Motor vehicle crashes and fatalities increased in 2012 after six consecutive years of declining fatalities on our nation’s highways. The nation lost 33,561 people in crashes on roadways during 2012, compared to 32,479 in 2011. The increase in crashes, and the resulting fatalities and injuries, can be seen across many crash characteristics—vehicle type, alcohol impairment, location of crash, etc.—and does not seem to be associated with any one particular issue. In fact, crashes associated with some traditional risk factors, fell in 2012. For example, young drivers involved in fatal crashes continued to decline, as they have since 2005. Despite the general downward trend in overall fatalities in recent years, pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities have shown an upward trend. This was again the case in 2012, as motorcycle and pedestrian fatalities increased by 7 and 6 percent, respectively.” http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811856.pdf