April 17, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Common Maintenance Issues That Cause Truck Accidents While truck accidents are regularly caused by driver fatigue or error, it’s also possible for these accidents to occur as a result of maintenance issues. In 2015 alone, more than 415,000 accidents involving large trucks were reported in the U.S. If you have been involved in a truck…

March 31, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Trucking Maneuvers That Create a High Risk of Collision New Jersey state police have reported more than 90 fatalities throughout the state in 2020 as a result of collisions involving tractor trailers. Semi-truck drivers undergo intense training and operate their vehicles according to stringent protocol as well as state traffic laws and safety regulations. However,…

March 28, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Do Truck Drivers Need Caffeine to Reduce Crashes? Truck drivers routinely make long journeys, which means extended driving periods. According to the National Highway Transport Safety Administration, most drivers resort to caffeine to ease fatigue. The administration also reported that 9 out of 10 truck accidents result from erroneous driving due to fatigue. Effects of…

March 24, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

The Procedure If Involved in an Accident With Government-Owned Vehicles About 6 million people are involved in car accidents yearly. Anyone can become a victim of a car accident, and the vehicles can range from private cars, company vehicles, or even government-owned automobiles. How Government-Owned Vehicle Accidents Differ In many situations, the aftermath is the…

March 20, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Common Brake Problems That Are Found in Semitrucks Large semitrucks can be affected by numerous mechanical issues, many of which take place in the brake system. In 2018, around 150,000 people were injured in crashes that directly involved larger trucks. If you’ve recently been involved in a truck accident and you believe that the accident…

February 28, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Types of Evidence You Should Gather Following a Truck Accident When you’re involved in a truck accident, the other driver may be at fault, which would make them liable for your injuries and other expenses that you might incur as a result of the accident. In 2018, more than 175,000 people were injured when involved…

February 25, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Maintenance Required to Ensure Safe Tractor Trailers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration tracks data on commercial trucking in the United States. It has found that poor truck maintenance is a significant cause of commercial truck accidents and that well-maintained tractor trailers are far less likely to be involved in an accident. These sobering statistics…

February 21, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Commercial Trucking Laws and Regulations Changing in 2021 In 2021, the United States Department of Labor clarified truck drivers’ employment classification as either an independent contractor or a direct employee of a trucking company, and the minimum allowable liability insurance coverage a tractor-trailer driver is required to carry may be raised above the current $750,000…

February 17, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Why Truck Accidents Are More Complicated Than Car Accidents Drivers and their passengers who are injured in accidents with trucks may receive well into the six figures, and possibly more, when it comes to their settlements. The reason that this amount can be so large is that these cases are more complex than ones involving…