Truck accidents can be very complicated. While it is possible to handle your own truck accident case, it really isn’t a good idea. In fact, arguing your own personal injury case might be a poor choice at any time, but it is an especially poor idea when a commercial truck is involved.
Commercial trucks are commonly involved in accidents, which meansRead More
Driver error is the number one cause of trucking accidents in the United States. According to one study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, roughly 87 percent of all large truck accidents are caused because the driver made some type of error.
Types of errors in that study included:
Non-performance: Where the driver should have done something, but he or she did not due to falling asleep, having a heart attack or seizure, or other physical impairment
Recognition: Where the driver should have recognized a problem or danger but he or she did not, usually due to inattention or distraction
Decision: Where the driver made a poor decision, such as driving too fast or recklessly
Performance: Where the driver did not perform as required; overcompensated or had poor directional control of the vehicle
The other major causes of accidents in that study includedRead More
An oversized load presents unique dangers and can cause serious trucking accidents. Although trucks are designed to carry very heavy loads, overloading them causes tire problems and issues with controlling the vehicle.
Oversized loads are also not permitted in many areas because the infrastructure cannot handle them. That is, highways, bridges, andRead More
According to the American Trucking Associations, it is estimated that the United States is short by 30,000 truck drivers. While it may sound dramatic, a halt in the trucking industry would alter our life and economy. Look around the room – imagine if trucks weren’t used for transportation.Read More
A truck driver, or any driver for that matter, is considered “impaired” when their mental capacity, reasoning skills, and judgment are unable to result in a safe decision. A truck driver who is impaired is deadly – more deadly than an impaired driver of a passenger vehicle. This is because semi-trucks are heavy and can causeRead More
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