September 21, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

The Five Substances Truck Drivers Most Commonly Abuse A 2020 report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that over 28,000 truck drivers tested positive for illegal drugs. Drug use can become a major problem if a truck driver is ingesting substances close to the start of their driving shift. Being aware of the…

September 17, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

How Often Brake Failure Causes Truck Accidents The trucking industry is responsible for transporting as much as 69.1% of all freight in the United States. This means that there are hundreds or even thousands of trucks ferrying goods on American roads at any given time. Sadly, intricate pieces of machinery are prone to accidents, and…

August 28, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Truck drivers are required to drive long hours throughout a standard workweek, which increases the possibility that the driver will become fatigued and accidentally cause a vehicle collision. Many accidents have occurred due to the truck driver being fatigued at the time. If you believe that the other driver who caused the accident was fatigued,…

August 24, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Most of the deaths and injuries that result from truck accidents involve people riding in smaller vehicles. This makes sense because truck drivers have the benefit of being in a much larger vehicle that may weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The driver and passengers in the other vehicles are the only ones likely to receive…

August 20, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Even though there are many reasons that truck accidents occur, one of the most common causes is the truck driver making a mistake. In 2014, around 87% of truck accidents were caused by a driver making a critical mistake, which could be anything from falling asleep while driving to operating the truck at well over…

August 16, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

If you are in one of the 500,000 truck accidents that happen each year, you may be able to sue and get some assistance with things like car repairs and medical bills. Unfortunately, many people skip out on this helpful compensation because they assume that being partially at fault means they cannot win their lawsuit….

July 29, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

How a Lawyer Helps With a Truck Accident Lawsuit Each year, there are roughly 38,000 commercial vehicle accidents, so it is no surprise that truck accident lawsuits are a very common lawsuit type. Though every case is different, most lawsuits will still require a lawyer with a specific set of skills. During a truck lawsuit,…

July 25, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Who Is Liable When Maintenance Causes a Commercial Truck Accident? Vehicular accidents involving commercial trucks cause approximately 5,000 deaths annually in the U.S., and about 70% of those deaths are linked to people in passenger vehicles. Trucking accident attorneys warn that at least 30% of these fatal accidents are caused by a worn or defective…

July 21, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

What Health Risks Do Truck Drivers Face? Truck driving is a difficult job and a potentially dangerous one, with over 500,000 trucking accidents occurring in 2020. Sadly, the truck drivers themselves often suffer as a result of their profession, facing an array of health risks that are directly related to their jobs. In some instances,…