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  • Passenger Vehicles: Collisions with Semi-Trucks and Tractor-Trailers

    Approximately 38,800 people died in car crashes last year, according to early estimates from the National Safety Council (NSC). Semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, which can weigh up to several tons and travel at high rates of speed, were involved in 11% of fatalities. Collisions between passenger vehicles and trucks can be disastrous. For example, the National[…]


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    Can Faulty Brakes Cause Truck Accidents?

    A large tractor trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. This is a significant amount of weight that relies on the vehicle’s braking system. Due to the importance of a big rig’s brakes, truck drivers are required by law to inspect their brakes daily. Unfortunately, missed inspections, negligence, and brake deterioration left unchecked result[…]


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    Inadequate Parking Leads to Safety Issue

    Insufficient parking for commercial trucks can become more than a mere nuisance for drowsy truck drivers. When a drowsy truck driver is unable to find a safe place to park and rest, serious tractor trailer accidents leading to catastrophic injuries can occur. Lack of Parking for Truck Drivers Commercial truck drivers are subject to federal[…]


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    Truckers and Passenger Cars:  Sharing the Road

    Many motorists will go to great lengths to avoid traveling alongside large trucks, such as avoiding highways or driving at certain times of the day. However, large trucks are inescapable, as big-rigs are responsible for transporting more than 10 billion tons of freight throughout the United States each year, representing $700.4 billion in goods according[…]


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    Philadelphia Truck Accident Lawyers: Sleep Apnea and Truckers

    Drowsy driving is dangerous for all drivers, but when a drowsy driver gets behind the wheel of a commercial truck, the results can be catastrophic. For commercial truck drivers, the risk of drowsy driving is increased by several factors, one of them being Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). In an effort to reduce the risk of[…]


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