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,…

July 17, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

The Influx of New Truckers Could Be a Road Hazard According to a road safety study, new truck drivers may be more dangerous than older truck drivers. The study found that inexperience plays a bigger role in truck accidents than age. The Truck Driver Population Is Aging Trucking is one of the most physically and…

June 30, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

The Risks Associated With Overloading Semi-trucks Trucks carry over 72.5% of all the cargo transported through the U.S. Semi-trucks are larger and wider than other vehicles, so there are therefore various regulations established at the state and federal levels to ensure safe operations. Here are some of the dangers associated with overloading such trucks. Too…

June 26, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

What Are the Limitations on Hours-Of-Service for Truck Drivers? Truck drivers are a backbone of the American economy, moving goods from one section of the country to another and ensuring that we have what we need available to use or purchase. Tragically, trucks are also a source of accidents in America; according to available data,…

June 22, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Legislators Introduce a Law That Makes Speed Limiters Necessary If you were involved in a collision with a 30,000-pound tractor-trailer, you must contact a trucking accident lawyer right away. The injuries that result from these crashes can be so significant that you may need money for several years to recover from the crash. Fortunately, the…

June 18, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Do Lawsuits Apply to Owner-Operator Truck Drivers? While most truck drivers work as employees of trucking companies, it is not uncommon for them to operate as independent contractors in the role of an owner-operator. In 2018, there were more than 120,000 truck accidents that resulted in an injury, which was an 8% increase from 2016….

May 26, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

One of the top 10 causes of truck accidents is improperly loaded cargo. Trucks that were loaded improperly are a danger to occupants of other vehicles that are sharing the road with them. That is because when the cargo falls off these trucks, it leads to devastating consequences for those around them. Statistics and Risks…

May 22, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Most of the fatalities that occur in collisions between trucks and smaller cars are passengers in the other vehicles. This makes sense because trucks outweigh the average motor vehicle by 20 to 30 times. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 4,119 people lost their lives in collisions with large trucks in the U.S. in…