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What Are Truck Underride Accidents? 

Any car accident involving a passenger car and a tractor trailer is dangerous, resulting in serious injuries from the truck’s size and weight advantage. The vast majority of such truck accidents result in death more often than not, taking the lives of more than 4,000 annually in the United States. Truck underride accidents are no » Read More

Do Drowsy Truck Drivers Cause More Accidents? 

Driving a commercial truck is one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation. The enormous size and weight of big rigs make them more challenging to operate. Sometimes it is other drivers who cut off tractor trailers, or pedestrians who dart out in front of them giving them no time to stop.  However, most » Read More

Do Younger Truck Drivers Cause More Accidents?

In general, younger drivers of all vehicles cause more accidents because they lack the experience of older drivers. The same is true for truck drivers, making for potentially dangerous situations on the road.  There is currently a truck driver shortage, and due to the many problems that have arisen from that shortage, people as young » Read More

How Can I Avoid a Devastating Truck Accident This Winter?

Snow, ice, and freezing rain cause roadways to become extremely hazardous during the winter months. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), over 20 percent of the roughly 5,748,000 car accidents that occur in the United States each year are weather related. This results in an average of 5,376 fatalities each year. Although » Read More

How Much Compensation Can I Expect from a Truck Accident Settlement?

Commercial trucks weigh many times more than your regular car. When you pass them, they can cause your car to sway in your lane, and if a truck collides with your vehicle, it could cause catastrophic consequences. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, you may sustain serious and » Read More

Are There More Trucks on the Road Near the End of the Year?

One of biggest indications that the holiday season is underway is an increased presence of large trucks on our nation’s roads and highways. As people make more and more purchases in stores and online, billions of packages will be picked and packed up into these large vehicles. It is the busiest time of year for » Read More

How does the Claims Process Work in Semi-Truck Accidents?

Getting hit by a semi-truck is a jolting experience. They are massive vehicles that weigh many times more than your car. Even at slow speeds, accidents with eighteen-wheel vehicles can cause life-threatening injuries. In the best-case scenarios, you suffer no personal injury, but even then, your car might be a total loss. Understanding what comes » Read More

When is a Trucking Company Liable for an Accident?

Thousands of people are injured and killed in truck accidents every year, and these accidents can involve commercial 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, flatbed trucks, and tank trucks. Because of their great sizes and weights, the personal injury and property damage are more severe than when smaller trucks are involved. The aftermath of a large truck accident can » Read More

Why are Heavier Semi-Trucks Dangerous?

Commercial trucking is part of the backbone of the nation’s economy. An estimated 70 percent of goods that are distributed throughout the United States reach their destination on some type of truck. This discussion focuses on one type of truck: the semi-truck. Although these enormous trucks are vital for transporting the goods we need and » Read More

How are Truck Accidents Different than Car Accidents?

Nearly a half million truck accidents occur every year on U.S. roadways, which accounts for more 10 percent of all reported vehicular accidents. Their heavy weight and generally large size make commercial trucks especially deadly when involved in an accident with one or more other vehicles. The high cost and potential for significant personal injury » Read More