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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

Can Mechanical Failure be the Reason for a Truck Accident?

Although the main cause of truck accidents is driver error, it is not the only reason why these unfortunate events happen. Other reasons include poor weather conditions, unavoidable debris in the road, a trucking company’s negligence, and mechanical failure. That last cause can be difficult to detect and can be caused by negligence, meaning that » Read More

What Should I Do if I am Paralyzed after a Truck Accident?

When a passenger vehicle is involved in a serious truck accident, the occupants of the passenger vehicle often suffer catastrophic injuries, if they were lucky enough to survive the accident. The type and severity of the injuries will depend on a number of factors, including how fast the vehicles were traveling and the crashworthiness of » Read More

What are Tire Blowouts, and Why are They So Dangerous?

According to the most recent data available, tire-related car accidents caused more than 700 fatalities in a single year on roads across the United States. Many of these accidents are caused by tire blowouts, when a tire loses so much pressure it ruptures suddenly. Because that sudden collapse can send a vehicle careening out of » Read More

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