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Understanding Who Can Be Liable in Commercial Truck Accidents

Who Can Be Liable for a Commercial Truck Accident? There are roughly 115,000 large truck and bus injury crashes every year in the U.S. Establishing liability is essential in any personal injury case, and truck accident liability is notoriously complex. An experienced truck accident lawyer can help … [Read more...]

Punitive Damages in a Truck Accident Case

Are Punitive Damages Possible in a Truck Accident Case? One of the things that elevate damage awards in jury verdicts is punitive damages. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you are likely wondering whether you can get punitive damages against the truck driver or the company that employs … [Read more...]

Distracted Semi Drivers Cause Catastrophic Accidents

Car Accidents Involving Distracted Semitruck Drivers Every year in the United States, roughly 4,000 people are killed in accidents involving massive semitrucks, and upward of 75,000 people are injured in collisions with semis, and often seriously so. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration … [Read more...]

How to Prove a Truck Driver Was Fatigued

Hours of Service Records Could Be Key in Accident Cases In 2017, 116,000 people were injured in accidents involving large trucks. In a truck accident case, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but that is generally only true if negligence occurred. Drivers who operate motor … [Read more...]

Semitrailer Truck Accidents Are Unique

Semitrailer Truck Accidents Are More Dangerous Than Vehicle Crashes Semis and tractor trailers are common on roadways across the United States. When a large truck crashes into a passenger vehicle, occupants in the latter face a much higher risk for injury or death. In 2017, there were 4,102 … [Read more...]

Truck Driver Fatigue Poses a Roadway Threat

Driver Fatigue Can Lead to Deadly Truck Accidents Drowsy driving is a dangerous practice for any driver; per the NHTSA, drowsy driving caused 44,000 injuries in 2013. When people get behind the wheel without sufficient sleep, their decision-making may be nearly as impaired as if they are drunk or … [Read more...]

The Safety Risks of Trucks Hauling Hazardous Materials

Trucks Hauling Hazardous Materials Present Increased Crash Risks In 2016, there were an estimated 475,000 crashes involving large trucks in the United States. Most of those, about 73 percent, involved a collision with another vehicle on the road. About 5 percent of trucks haul hazardous … [Read more...]

The Safety Risks of Trucks Hauling Hazardous Materials

Trucks Hauling Hazardous Materials Present Increased Crash Risks In 2016, there were an estimated 475,000 crashes involving large trucks in the United States. Most of those, about 73 percent, involved a collision with another vehicle on the road. About 5 percent of trucks haul hazardous materials, … [Read more...]

What You Can Do to Reduce the Likelihood of a Truck Accident

How to Prevent Being in a Truck Accident When you're operating a large truck, there are a variety of issues that can bring about an accident. In 2012, 104,000 people were injured in truck accidents, some of which were multi-vehicle crashes. When you want to avoid getting into a truck … [Read more...]

The Most Frequent Causes of Pennsylvania Commercial Truck Accidents

Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents Over 4,000 fatal commercial truck accidents occur across the United States annually, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Tens of thousands of big-rig accidents take place each year, causing injuries, oftentimes serious ones. … [Read more...]

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