semi-trailer truck accidents can kill people who are just trying to go about their normal daily activities. Distracted semi-trailer truck drivers can cause these accidents simply because they aren't focused on driving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has some rules that forbid truckers from certain distractions when they are driving.
Catastrophic injuries are possible when your vehicle is struck by a semi-truck. If you are a pedestrian or bicyclist who is struck, the likelihood of catastrophic injuries increases greatly. We understand that you are likely facing significant challenges because of the injuries that you suffered during the accident. We want you to know that you do have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Studies have often linked severe truck accidents with distracted driving or incidences of driving under the influence. It's no secret that some truck drivers travel for many, many hours without rest, which can result in crashes when the driver becomes drowsy or falls asleep behind the wheel. A study of truck accidents in another state a few years ago shed some new light on truck accidents, though.
As we discussed last week, trucker fatigue is a leading cause of truck accidents. It isn't, however, the only cause of trucking accidents. There are several different factors that can contribute to a trucking accident. If you have been involved in a trucking accident, one of the most important components of seeking compensation for your injuries is determining the cause of the accident. We can help you to do just that by investigating the semi-truck accident that led to your injuries.
Truck driver fatigue is a serious problem that puts drivers who share the road with truckers in danger. In around 40 percent of big rig crashes, driver fatigue is a contributing factor.
The increase in holiday traffic is dangerous for everyone on the roadways. As we discussed last week, truck accidents are more common during the holiday season. While many people think that semi-truck accidents are always caused by the trucker, this isn't always the case. We know that when you are involved in a trucking accident, you want to hold someone accountable for your injuries. We can help you to determine who you should list as a defendant if you opt to seek compensation.
During the last two months of each year, millions of Americans travel the nation's highways as they seek to spend time with friends and family. From nights out at local restaurants to cross-country trips to see the folks, holiday travel can bring joy and adventure. Unfortunately, it also increases the number of motor vehicle accidents that occur.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a report regarding the causation of large truck accidents. The report is based on 963 crashes in a sample taken from 17 states. The data was collected over a 33-month period during which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates as many as 120,000 large truck accidents occurred that included injuries or fatalities.
According to reports, a woman was killed when she was struck by a dump truck on July 28. The woman was a pedestrian at the time of the incident and the dump truck was reportedly making a right turn.
A truck driver in New Jersey apparently didn't calculate the height of his vehicle correctly or note the height of an overpass when he was driving on May 2015. He reportedly hit the overpass, causing the container on his truck to fall.