Everyone at some point has seen or experienced a semi-truck barreling down the expressway at 80 mph right on the bumper of the vehicle in front of it. 74% of all fatal passenger vehicle cases include a large truck. 68% of all truck fatalities are occupants in passenger vehicles. Also known as a tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler truck, semi-trucks crash and injure, or kill a person, every 15 minutes in the US. While there are crashes from aggressive driving, most of the collisions are from mechanical defects, new unfamiliar routes, and fatigue. If you are injured from a wreck with a semi-truck, you need legal representation quickly. Many factors must be investigated to determine the liability of individuals and trucking companies. Time can be of the essence. Call Milam Law Firm today.