Behaviors that are obviously dangerous for cars and SUVs are even worse for commercial trucks. The sheer size of a semi-truck amplifies common hazards, such as stop-and-go traffic, poor weather conditions, objects in the roads and other adverse conditions.
This question is something injured parties struggle with. "I'm a smart person. Why don't I negotiate a settlement with the insurance company on my own? How hard can that be?"
A recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) National Center for Statistics and Analysis finds that the rate of fatalities from auto accidents increased significantly in 2015. The number of fatalities was up from 32,744 in 2014 to 35,092 in 2015. This translates to a 7.2 percent increase - the largest jump in almost fifty years.
It seems like something out of a science fiction movie - the main character in the midst of making a major decision clutches his chest and keels over. It appears he had a heart attack, but further examination reveals that the main character of this story had a medical device that was hacked by his arch nemeses. The arch nemeses gained access to the medical device and caused the heart attack, diabetic shock or other medical emergency.