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What is Negligent Truck Maintenance?

Trucking accidents can be devastating. The size and weight of a commercial truck make wrecks involving them particularly dangerous, especially for those riding in smaller vehicles. Because trucks have the potential to cause so much damage, there are important safety standards trucking companies and drivers must follow to mitigate the risk of an accident. Some of these safety standards involve performing routine maintenance on trucks to make sure they are [...]

2021-10-13T13:21:19+00:00October 13, 2021|Truck Accidents|

When Can Truck Accidents Occur Because of Semi-Trailer Decoupling?

Commercial trucks are large, heavy vehicles that involve a variety of complex systems, and the failure of equipment on a truck can lead to a dangerous truck accident. In some cases, collisions may occur because a trailer becomes decoupled from the cab of a truck during transit. A decoupled trailer will create a massive obstacle in the road, and other vehicles may be unable to avoid a collision. In these [...]

2021-08-23T13:43:30+00:00August 21, 2021|Truck Accidents|

How Brake Problems Can Lead to Commercial Truck Accidents

Tractor-trailer trucks are a constant presence on the roads throughout the United States. A single commercial truck may travel thousands of miles each week, which can put significant wear and tear on the truck’s systems. When a truck’s equipment breaks down or does not function properly, this can lead to dangerous truck accidents. A truck’s brakes are some of its most important safety systems, and there are a variety of [...]

2021-07-22T20:26:00+00:00July 24, 2021|Truck Accidents|

How Jackknife Truck Accidents Can Cause Dangerous Collisions

Tractor-trailer trucks are much larger than passenger vehicles, and when they are fully loaded, they can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. Because of this, truck accidents can cause multiple types of severe injuries to people in other vehicles. In some cases, commercial truck accidents occur because of jackknifed trucks. Victims of these types of truck accidents will need to secure legal representation from an attorney who can gather the [...]

What Are the Most Common Causes of Truck Rollover Accidents?

All types of truck accidents can be very dangerous, and people in other vehicles can be seriously injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer truck. However, some of the worst truck accidents involve situations where a truck turns over. In these cases, another vehicle may be crushed underneath a truck’s trailer, spilled cargo may create dangerous obstacles in the road, and the overturned truck may block multiple lanes of traffic, [...]

2021-06-04T18:44:59+00:00June 4, 2021|Truck Accidents|

Causes of Truck Driver Fatigue That Can Lead to Dangerous Collisions

Tractor-trailer trucks are much larger and heavier than most other vehicles, and because of this, people in passenger cars and trucks are likely to suffer serious injuries in truck accidents. There are a variety of factors that can lead to collisions between commercial trucks and other vehicles, but one of the most common is driver fatigue. Truck drivers who attempt to drive while drowsy may nod off while behind the [...]

2021-05-17T16:58:22+00:00May 17, 2021|Truck Accidents|

Who Is Responsible for Truck Accidents Caused by Truck Tire Blowouts?

There are a variety of reasons that truck accidents take place. Collisions may be caused by negligent truck drivers, including in cases involving driver fatigue, traffic violations, or distracted driving. Truck accidents can also be caused by equipment failure on a truck, including situations where tires blow out and cause a truck driver to lose control of their vehicle. In these cases, it is not always clear who is at [...]

2021-05-06T15:27:29+00:00May 6, 2021|Truck Accidents|

7 Common Traffic Violations That Can Lead to Truck Accidents

All drivers are required to follow the rules of the road, and doing so can help them make sure they are operating their vehicles safely. It is especially important for commercial truck drivers to follow all traffic laws that apply to them, since the large size and weight of their vehicles can result in serious injuries to others in truck accidents. Unfortunately, many truck drivers commit dangerous traffic violations that [...]

2021-04-08T15:03:57+00:00April 8, 2021|Truck Accidents|

Who Is Responsible for Accidents Caused by Overloaded Trucks?

Tractor-trailer trucks are massive, heavy vehicles. Even when commercial trucks are functioning correctly, and drivers are taking the proper care to follow traffic laws and trucking regulations, they can become involved in truck accidents that may cause harm to other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians. Collisions become even more likely when truck drivers or their employers violate regulations, and one of the most dangerous ways they can do so is by [...]

2021-03-03T17:03:07+00:00March 3, 2021|Truck Accidents|

Common Causes of Winter Truck Accidents in Wisconsin

Snow, ice, and other winter weather conditions make driving more difficult for everyone on the road, but they can be especially hazardous for semi-truck drivers, whose vehicles are more challenging to control even under ideal conditions. Truck accidents are a common occurrence in the winter, and they may come about due to a variety of causes and contributing factors. If you are injured in a winter truck accident, you should work [...]

2021-02-25T20:02:04+00:00January 30, 2021|Truck Accidents|
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