May 18, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

In the United States, hundreds of people die every year in underride collisions, but the trucking industry doesn’t want to apply the one solution that will prevent many of these deaths. Big industries have the politicians’ ears, so if the trucking industry is against something, it will likely get its way even though the public…

May 14, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

People with sleep apnea have a condition that causes their breathing to constantly stop and start again throughout the night. Even though they may get a good night’s sleep, they will still wake up feeling tired in the morning. One of the main types of sleep apnea is known as “obstructive sleep apnea,” and it…

April 29, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

How a Positive Drug Test Impacts a Truck Driver When a trucking accident occurs, its cause can play a big role in what happens next for liability and personal injury claims. In 2018, around 6% of all fatal truck crashes involved the truck driver testing positive for one or more drugs. When a positive drug…

April 25, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Who Can I Sue After a Semi-Truck Accident? Every 15 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured due to a semi-truck accident. Since serious trucking accidents are fairly common, victims frequently end up needing to file lawsuits against one or more of the responsible parties to get compensation for medical bills and other losses that…

April 21, 2021 Truck Accident Blog

Steps to Prove That Hours-of-Service Regulations Were Violated The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration maintains hours-of-service regulations for truck drivers to ensure that they don’t drive while drowsy. It’s estimated that driver fatigue has been a factor in around 13% of all large truck accidents. If you’ve been in a truck accident and suspect that…

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…