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Driving Safely During COVID-19

Driving Safely to Avoid Traffic-Related Personal Injury Accidents During COVID-19 There were 40,231 motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now that we're under the lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis, traffic is far less congested; … [Read more...]

Changes to Trucking Regulations Due to COVID-19

3 Changes to Trucking Rules for COVID-19 Federal and state governments have made numerous changes to their rules for truckers to facilitate deliveries of goods to alleviate critical shortages. However, this could pose more dangers to drivers on the road, and it may not relieve trucking companies of … [Read more...]

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...]

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