July 16, 2019

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Can a Truck Driver Sue the Trucking Company for Accident Injuries?

You’ll find plenty of information on suing for truck accident injuries if you were hurt in a passenger vehicle, but how do truck drivers get paid for their injuries when the trucking company is to blame? The answer depends on whether you are an employee or an independent contractor. To make things more complicated, trucking […]

You Can Sabotage Your Own Truck Accident Claim

Large commercial trucks are a reality on American roadways. They haul cargo, build and maintain structures, excavate land, repair utilities, remove waste, and provide fire rescue services. Unfortunately, due to their massive size and weight, when large commercial trucks collide with smaller passenger vehicles, pedestrians, motorcyclists, or bicyclists, the result is often deadly. With approximately […]

Rental Truck Accidents

Photo Credit: Joe Loong, Creative Commons 2.0 Moving is stressful and expensive. The most common reason for renting a moving truck instead of hiring mover is to save money, but some also prefer to be in control of the timing and their stuff. Of course, moving isn’t the only reason for renting a truck. Rental […]

Vicarious Liability in Truck Accident Claims

Because of the size and mass of tractor trailers, accidents involving these monstrosities can often lead to severe injuries. If you have been injured in such a circumstance, you may want to seek compensation. Of course, the driver may not be the best source of remuneration, as they may not have the means to pay […]

Overweight Truck

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded more than 3,900 fatalities and a total of over 104,000 injuries resulting from truck accidents in 2012. One of the most common causes for accidents recorded in this period was overloaded trucks. There are federal and state laws that guide the loading of tractor trailers. These laws […]

Liability in Trucking Accidents

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle collision with a truck, you probably want to seek compensation for your medical expenses. In addition, if the accident caused you severe emotional distress or debilitating pain, you may want to seek remuneration for those intangible pain and suffering damages. The manner and limits of such an […]

Distracted Driving In Semi Trucks

Driving while texting is likely the single most dangerous decision someone could ever make. To put into perspective just how dangerous texting and driving is, let’s use the hypothetical of texting while on the freeway. If a vehicle is traveling at 60 mph hour, it is traveling 88 feet per second, it takes about four […]

Poor Truck Maintenance Can Lead to Disaster

As anyone who’s driven across the United States could tell you, poor vehicle maintenance could completely stop a productive trip and cause a dangerous situation on the road. In the case of semi trucks, the risk of injury from machine failure and dangerous road conditions increases exponentially. What Could Go Wrong? We have to trust […]

Epidemic of Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck driver fatigue has been a major issue in America ever since the invention of the automobile. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 6,000 deaths happen annually as a result of drowsy driving. The danger of drivers who drive fatigued is amplified because many fatigued commercial drivers are responsible for the operation […]

Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Weighing in at 20 to 30 times the average passenger car and measuring about 50 feet in length, the average tractor-trailer is designed for power. These trucks haul tons of cargo over thousands of miles every year. They are a common sight on highways. Their power and sheer size are enough to put fear in […]