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Investigation Reveals an Increase in Trucking Accidents Among Older Commercial Drivers

Around 70 percent of all the goods and merchandise sold in the United States are transported by semi-truck – perhaps even more, now that online shopping has become more common. Sadly, there are not enough drivers in the country to operate those trucks, which is why there is now an influx of older drivers. A recent investigation revealed that these older drivers may be driving up the rate of semi [...]

2017-10-13T09:14:00+00:00October 13, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Catastrophic injuries in Bus and Transit Accidents Are Common

Buses are an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to commute, but they can also be extremely dangerous to passengers and other road users. In fact, bus accidents are some of the most catastrophic crashes in existence. Learn more about the types of injuries you may sustain in a bus accident, and discover how an experienced attorney can help you recover compensation for your losses and injuries. A Closer Look at America's [...]

2017-09-14T09:12:00+00:00September 14, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Truck Drivers Are Not Immune to Common Distracted Driving Practices

It is no secret that distracted driving is a pervasive issue in America, but most people expect truck drivers to resist the urge. Unfortunately, they are just as likely to succumb to the temptation of their devices as everyone else. The major difference here is that their accidents are far more liable to be catastrophic in nature. Learn more about the prevalence and severity of distracted truck driver accidents, and [...]

2017-05-18T09:49:00+00:00May 18, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Trucking Accident Investigations – Understanding Their Role in Your Case

Trucking accidents are often devastating to victims and their families. Many must undergo extensive medical treatment, will miss a lot of time at work, or may even find themselves permanently disabled. In these situations, victims may be owed compensation. Unfortunately, obtaining it is not always easy. Victims must bear the burden of proof. Further, they may need to pin down exactly who caused the accident – was it the trucker, [...]

2017-04-25T09:10:00+00:00April 25, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Understanding How Semi Truck Accidents Differ from Car Crashes

Often, victims and their families assume that semi-truck accidents and car crashes are treated the same. There are some major differences, however. In some cases, this can make winning compensation more difficult. In other ways, it can increase the amount that a victim or their family may be owed. Learn more about how semi accidents are different from car crashes, and why it matters, with help from the following information. [...]

2017-04-04T09:00:00+00:00April 4, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Driverless Trucks May Soon Become Reality – Understanding How the Technology Could Impact Other Road Users

Of all the accidents that a road user can experience, those involving semi trucks tend to be the most devastating. In fact, only a small percentage of semi truck accident victims survive the accident, and those that do often experience long-term or lifelong disability. This can be costly for the trucking industry and the government, but the true burden rests with victims who have lost their quality of life. Technology [...]

2017-03-09T09:25:00+00:00March 9, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Truck Drivers and Employers Continue to Buck Against the ELD Mandate – What it May Say About the Drivers and Trucks Already on the Road

In 2014, police reported more than 400, 000 large truck accidents to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In those crashes, almost 3, 500 road users were killed. Another 82, 000 suffered non-fatal injuries - some of which were serious and life-altering. To combat this concerning number of injuries and deaths, the FMCSA has implemented a law that requires all trucks be monitored with an electronic logging device, or [...]

2017-01-27T09:41:00+00:00January 27, 2017|Truck Accidents|

When Unsafe Trucks and Dangerous Drivers Mix

In a perfect world, people would be protected from the neglectful actions of others. Unfortunately, the world is quite far from perfect. In fact, it is often victims who pay the price when unsafe trucks and dangerous drivers mix. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a truck accident, the following information can help you understand your rights. Failure to Maintain Vehicles is a Form [...]

2017-01-13T09:18:00+00:00January 13, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Unsecured Truck Loads Pose a Risk to Other Road Users – Know Your Rights

If you have ever experienced anxiety driving behind or next to a semi-truck, there is probably a good reason why. Large, heavy, and intimidating, freight vehicles are capable of causing an accident of catastrophic proportions. Of course, when most people think about the possibility of a large truck accident, they think of a collision. Yet unsecured loads also pose a hazard to other road users – one that can be [...]

2016-10-05T09:15:00+00:00October 5, 2016|Truck Accidents|

Government Considering Mandatory Sleep Apnea Testing for Truck Drivers, Rail Workers, Bus Drivers

According to the AAA Foundation, as many as 300, 000 automobile accidents each year may be caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Moreover, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that around 1, 200 annual deaths are attributed to drowsy driving. Though not responsible for all of the crashes, commercial drivers are thought to make up a considerable portion of these accidents. However, if the [...]

2016-03-22T18:18:16+00:00March 22, 2016|Truck Accidents|
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