Does the truck that you drive have a steel bumper? This seemingly innocent stylistic statement can actually be a serious safety threat. A former mechanical engineer in Texas recently determined that steel bumpers on 18-wheeler trucks are significantly more dangerous than the energy absorbing bumpers that are sometimes installed on these vehicles. Steel bumpers can actually make a truck accident much worse than it would have been had the bumper been removed.
This is because the heavy steel bumpers can almost assist an 18-wheeler in doing damage to another vehicle, rather than cushioning the blow. The auto industry has started moving towards the tendency to use plastic bumpers, composite bumpers, or other energy-absorbing bumper materials so that these car accessories don't cause so much damage in the event of a collision. These other materials are able to absorb some of the impact of an accident, rather than magnify it. Many of these other materials will fold under pressure, whereas steel often won't give in an accident.
If you have been injured or you lost a loved one in a trucking accident, then you need an attorney there to assist you. If you believe that the fatality or serious injury could have been avoided if the truck that you collided with had been manufactured better and was not equipped with a steel bumper, then you need to discuss your situation with an attorney promptly.
Arnold & Itkin are ready and willing to help you with your 18-wheeler accident case, no matter where you live in America. The firm practicing personal injury nationwide, and they want to give you the justice that you deserve. With hundreds of millions of dollars won in verdicts and settlements, you can rest assured that you are working with a firm that cares and understands. Hire a lawyer at this nationwide truck accident firm today!