November 19, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Common Mechanical Problems That Cause Truck Accidents in New Jersey As winter approaches, truck drivers across New Jersey should have their vehicles inspected for mechanical issues. According to statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, just under 6% of fatal large truck crashes in 2017 were due to mechanical issues. A truck driver who…

November 16, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

How Truck Driver Delivery Expectations Lead to Risks A typical commercial truck driver will travel between 2,000 and 3,000 miles per week. Since the trucking delivery pressures can be extremely intense, many drivers will make judgment errors to meet expectations. If too many things go wrong at the same time, the combination of events is…

October 24, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

A Complete Guide to Truck Accidents Approximately 70 percent of the goods that are transported across the country are brought to us by trucks, so these huge vehicles on our roads that everyone likes to disparage are highly useful to all of us. Unfortunately, when collisions occur between trucks and motor vehicles, they have devastating…

October 21, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Trucking Carrier Liability When Companies Claim Drivers Are Independent Contractors When truckers are involved in roadway accidents in New Jersey, the trucking carriers often try to avoid employer liability by claiming their drivers are independent contractors and passing the responisibility to independent truck driver liability. An estimated 85% of the truck drivers who serve the…

October 18, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

New Jersey Motorists Face More Winter Driving Truck Accident Risks This Winter Between 2007 and 2016, weather-related crashes comprised 21% of all vehicle accidents and 16% of accident fatalities across the United States. Overall, slushy and icy pavement cumulatively made up about 30% of the weather-related crashes. To plan a safer winter driving strategy, New…

October 15, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

The Dangers of Driving on the Highways With Large Trucks You’ll find 15.5 million large trucks driving along the roads and highways each day in the United States. With so many trucks out there, some tractor-trailers are bound to be involved in accidents. Specifically, one person is injured or killed in a collision with a…

September 20, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Rising Crash Rates Call for Greater Caution Recent accident statistics show that there tend to be a lot of serious auto collisions and truck accidents in New Jersey. Although the South Brunswick township usually averages three or four fatal crashes per year, there were three within one month in the summer of 2019. Local motorists…

September 17, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Why Truck Accidents Happen on U.S. Roads When truck crashes happen, 27% of the vehicles were determined to have had brake issues. Another 19% of the causes of trucking accidents include someone who was not familiar with the area in which he or she was driving. When taking these statistics into account, it isn’t surprising…

September 14, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Semi-Trailers Pose Multiple Crash Dangers According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there was a 9% increase in fatal large truck crashes between 2016 and 2017. The 2017 total of 4,889 fatal bus, large truck and semi-trailer accidents was a 42% increase from the decade low in 2009. With the rising rate of truck…