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  • Category: Trucking Accidents

    Who Are the Victims of Tractor-Trailer Accidents?

    Tractor-trailers are a leading cause of severe road injuries and death. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the vast majority of victims of fatal accidents are occupants of smaller vehicles sharing the road with tractor-trailers, also known as 18-wheelers. The remaining victims are almost equally divided between occupants of the tractor-trailer, pedestrians,[…]

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    What Should Drivers Know About Car Accidents Involving Trucks?

    Drivers should know that car accidents involving trucks are more likely to result in serious or fatal injuries to passenger vehicle occupants than other types of collisions.  Because of the severity of a car-and-truck accident, injury victims should seek the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer. How Common are Car Accidents Involving Trucks? Although[…]

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    What are the Dangers of Poor Truck Maintenance?

    Proper truck maintenance is essential to preventing accidents caused by vehicle-related factors. The dangers of poor truck maintenance include worn tires, faulty brakes, fuel system problems, and unexpected decoupling of trailers. Truck breakdowns in high traffic areas create dangerous hazards for other vehicles nearby. According to the latest annual Large Truck Crash Causation (LTCC) study,[…]

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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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    What Impact Does Truck Driver Fatigue Have on Traffic Accidents?

    Drowsy driving continues to be a serious problem in the trucking industry. According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), fatigue and drowsiness are one of the leading causes of serious truck accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 6,000[…]

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