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Why are Large Truck Accidents So Deadly?

Unlike some car accidents in which the people involved in the accident may walk away without a scratch or only suffer minor injuries, truck accidents are another story. Motorists who are involved in a truck accident often suffer very serious injuries if they were fortunate enough to survive the crash. This is largely due to » Read More

Are Aggressive Driving Truck Accidents Increasing?

A combination of anecdotal evidence and traffic studies affirm aggressive driving is causing more truck accidents to occur in Maryland and across the United States. Commercial trucks weighing up to 80,000 pounds with their loads on board operate on public roads in Maryland. The potential for costly personal injury or death from accidents caused by » Read More

Should the Trucking Industry Lower the Minimum Driver Age?

Facing potential worker shortages that would likely further exacerbate disruptions in supply chains experienced during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, leadership in the trucking industry have called on Congress to lower the minimum age for interstate truck drivers below the current 21. Although those 18 and over can drive commercial 18-wheelers and other freight trucks within » Read More

Why is the Beltway So Dangerous?

The Baltimore Beltway, a 53-mile stretch of highway circling the city of Baltimore, is one of the most heavily trafficked roads in the state. An estimated 500,000 motorists travel the Beltway every day. Heavy traffic, multiple lanes, and distracted drivers also make it one of the most dangerous throughfares in the Interstate Highway System. According » Read More

Is the Truck Driver Shortage Causing More Accidents?

Owing to a number of factors, the trucking association is suffering from a shortage of truck drivers. At a time when most consumer and industrial products are transported by truck throughout the United States, this shortage can cause major problems. The trucker shortage has implications for the efficiencies in the industry as well as for » Read More

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim if I Was Hit by a Delivery Truck?

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the number of delivery trucks on the road has increased dramatically thanks to a spike in online shopping for groceries, toilet paper, and other essential items. In fact, there was a 55 percent increase in online purchasing in July 2020 alone. This increase in online shopping means that there have » Read More

How can Truck Drivers Avoid Accidents Over Memorial Day Weekend?

The Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, with over 40 million Americans hitting the road for the holiday. Unfortunately, it also marks the beginning of the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer, which last from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During this time, there is a significant increase in » Read More

What Should Drivers Know About Truck Accidents in Maryland?

Just by the sheer size of the vehicle, an accident with a truck is far more dangerous to all the humans involved, from the drivers and passengers involved directly, to nearby pedestrians. Vehicles and any nearby property could also be severely damaged in the collision. With 4,119 fatalities due to truck collisions in 2019, the » Read More

How Does Poor Truck Maintenance Increase the Risk of Accidents?

The average commercial truck weighs approximately 10 times more than a regular passenger vehicle, and even more when the truck is fully loaded with the cargo it is transporting. That means that the occupants of a passenger vehicle have little chance of walking away from a truck accident without serious personal injury if they are » Read More

What are the Dangers of Microsleep Among Truck Drivers?

Businesses, consumers, and communities depend on truck drivers to deliver a wide range of goods to warehouses, stores, and homes across the United States. Although truck drivers play an essential role in this country’s economy, driving a commercial truck can be a very dangerous job. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, » Read More