Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
While many people find big rigs scary enough, the trucking industry would like them even bigger. The trucking industry is once again requesting legislation that would allow larger trucks with heavier loads to be allowed on the highways. The current weight load is 80,000 pounds and they would like an increase bringing that weight up to 91,000 pounds.
Shockingly, 3,852 people died in large truck crashes in 2015. Only sixteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants. Sixty-nine percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles hit by the trucks, and fifteen percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.…