July 26, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Truck Accidents: Major Causes and Contributing Factors Major causes of accidents involving commercial trucks have been well-documented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA. The process of determining these causes involved hundreds of hours of data analysis on truck accidents, road conditions, driver fatigue and other contributing factors. One of the top causes…

July 23, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Fatal Collisions Involving Commercial Trucks and the Law The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration keeps statistics on collisions involving commercial trucks, and the fatality rates tend to be higher than in accidents involving any other kind of vehicle, which makes sense considering the size and weight of these 18-wheel rigs. When an accident does happen,…

July 20, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Commercial Truck Accidents and Distribution of Liability Claims The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that around 10% of all highway accidents involve a large commercial truck. Although these types of crashes represent a small percentage of the total number of accidents occurring every year, they tend to cause more damage to other vehicles and…

July 17, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

How to Proceed After Being Injured in a Truck Accident In 2017, 450,000 truck accidents occurred on the roads in the United States with 4,237 of the accidents resulting in a death and 344,000 causing injuries. Studies have determined that most of these fatal collisions between trucks and other vehicles occur on highways, in rural…

July 14, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Why Truck Accident Lawsuits Require Experienced Legal Representation There are roughly 15.5 million trucks driving on the roads and highways in the United States, so it isn’t unusual when a private vehicle collides with one of them. These collisions result in 41,000 to 45,000 fatalities every year. The victims with the most serious injuries tend…

July 11, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Know Trucking Law and Your Rights After an Accident Trucking law is not for the faint of heart. There are dozens of regulations and lots of “fine print” that pertains to truckers. To understand it thoroughly, should something happen to you, you’ll likely need an attorney with the right practice focus on your side. New…

May 13, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Stay Safe Around Large Trucks This Season The number of fatalities on U.S. roads coming from large truck-related crashes went up by 9% in 2018. These accidents are actually much more deadly for drivers and passengers of smaller non-commercial vehicles. Since most of the fatal accidents for any size of vehicle occur between June and September, now…

May 10, 2019 Truck Accident Blog

Truck Accidents and Legal Representation Every year, over 500,000 truck accidents occur in the U.S. Researchers also estimate that a large truck accident injury or fatality will occur every 15 minutes. Many of these commercial trucks travel at highway speeds of 60 mph or more, so any kind of collision is likely to result in tragic injuries….