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Do Tractor Trailers Increase Driving Risks?

When focusing on safety and motor vehicle accidents, drivers are more likely to be on the lookout for other cars or SUVs on the road. Although these more commonly driven vehicles are involved in more car accidents, studies show that tractor trailers and truck accidents are the leading cause of serious personal injuries and deaths » Read More

Is Brake Failure a Common Cause of Truck Accidents?

Brakes make any vehicle safer to drive and enable controlled stops. Big rigs and other commercial trucks are especially dependent on brakes for safety because of their relatively enormous size and weight. Brake failure is the primary cause of or a significant factor in about 30 percent of all commercial truck accidents. The 30 percent » Read More

Are Truck Drivers Prone to Sleep Disorders?

Large truck accidents are the leading cause of severe injuries and fatalities on roadways. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the vast majority of deaths from these fatal accidents involve occupants of smaller vehicles sharing the road with large trucks, as well as cyclists and pedestrians. There are several reasons other individuals » Read More

Are Truck Accidents More Common in the Summer?

During the summer, many people like to take advantage of the longer days and warmer temperatures by getting out on the road.  However, with the increase of traffic, the chances of getting into a car accident increases as well.  In fact, the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, referred to as the 100 Deadliest » Read More

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