Getting into a motor vehicle accident can be a terrifying experience. When the other vehicle is a massive commercial truck, like a semi-truck or an 18-wheeler, it can be even worse. The potential for serious injuries and even fatalities increases when an accident involves a huge and heavy vehicle. Truck drivers are much less likely to sustain injuries in these accidents than the people in the smaller vehicles. No matter how safely you drive your own vehicle, you simply can't control how other people behave behind the wheel. A truck driver's mistake could end up costing you a lot.
Car accidents caused by distracted drivers using cell phones are underreported in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council. Underreporting car accidents caused by cell phone use downplays the dangers of distracted driving and can deter safety efforts aimed at reducing distracted driving accidents.