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- Car Accident Victims Often Suffer Joint Injuries Down The Road
by Cantor Crane
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are more than 37,000 deaths each year due to automobile accidents. Additionally, there are 2.35 million people who are either seriously injured or disabled in car crashes. The unfortunate issue is that at times, injuries are not instant. Instead, injuries can take time before they are noticed. For example, being rear-ended by a drunk driver. You might not have back pain for the first week but start to notice severe pain.
- Inadequate Training and Commercial Truck Accidents
Truck drivers occupy a safety-sensitive position. They operate vehicles that are very heavy and dangerous when involved in an accident. Sometimes they also carry goods that can be dangerous in the event of an accident.
- Drug Testing of Truck Drivers
Given the potential dangerousness of driving a large vehicle in an impaired state, laws have been established to help prevent drugged driving. Truck drivers are subject to a number of state and federal regulations, including the requirement to be drug tested.
- Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers
Truck drivers and the companies for whom they work must follow stringent guidelines regarding the hours that they can work. Violating these rules can subject the truck driver and trucking company to fines and potential civil liability.
- April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
With the growing technology available in new cars, drivers are now able to call, text and even check social media through their dashboard “infotainment” systems.
- New Rule Targets Unsafe Trucking Companies
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to add a new rule that would make it easier to take unsafe trucks off the road. The rule is designed to enhance and simplify the agency’s ability to identify motor carriers who violate safety rules and prohibit them from continuing operations until they improve.
- Distracted Truck Driving and its Risks
The dangers of distracted driving are well known and cited. When truck drivers get into wrecks because they are distracted, tragic results may arise.
- Hazards of Drowsy Driving
Drowsy driving has significant impacts on a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Taking this risk means that a drowsy driver may also be taking the risk of causing an accident and being found liable for the injuries that result.
- Truck Leasing Companies and Negligent Driver Actions
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2013 report, there were over 3,300 fatal truck accidents for the most recent year that statistical data was available. Given the vast disparity between the size of the commercial truck and the other vehicle involved, such accidents are often serious.
- Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents
Thousands of people die every year in accidents involving semi-trucks. Most often the victims are people in passenger vehicles that are ill-equipped to withstand a collision with a vehicle many times its weight and strength.