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Truck Accident Lawyers USA - Recent Legal Articles
- Is a Truck Responsible for a Car Wreck Caused by Something that Falls Off the Moving Truck?
If you drive a car, youíve probably seen it happen (or youíve seen the aftermath). A mattress, a piece of furniture, a chunk of metal, a huge box or some other large object falls off a moving truck (or the object is lying on the side of the road). What happens when the stuff that fell off the truck hits a car or a pedestrian or a bicyclist, causing a wreck and injuries? Is the truck responsible?
- How Truck Driver Impairment Can Cause Accidents
Truck drivers operating a massive vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs cause truck accidents in the Clarksburg, West Virginia region every year. These accidents can be severe given the size difference between large trucks and passenger vehicles, and the recklessness with which impaired truckers often drive. Survivors of accidents related to truck driver impairment can recover damages for losses sustained in the accident.
- Damages in Georgia Car Accident Cases
Car accident victims may suffer terribly in the aftermath of the wreck. They may be forced to cover the costs of significant property damage, emergency medical treatment, doctorís bills, and even long-term rehabilitation
- Common Truck Accidents Causes
Accidents involving large commercial trucks may occur for a wide variety of reasons, with numerous potentially responsible parties. According to the Federal Motor carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers are ten times more likely to cause commercial truck accidents than other factors, such as improper cargo loading, vehicle malfunction, or inadequate truck maintenance.
- The Ten Questions Your Car Accident Lawyer Will Ask
by Warnken, LLC
What do you need to know in order to get the most out of your consultation with a car accident lawyer. Being prepared for your meeting will go a long way to getting the most from your lawyer. Here are ten questions you should be prepared to answer for your attorney
- Truck Rollover Accidents and Their Causes
Many fatal truck crashes in Dallas are the result of a rollover. Other vehicles involved in truck rollover accidents are just no match for the sheer size and weight of a semi thatís rolled over and may swing across the roadway. Many truck rollovers are actually preventable. Read on for an overview of possible causes of rollovers.
- Think Like an Investigator When Gathering Evidence for Your Auto Accident Case
After an accident, do your best and remain calm. Everything you do and say following the collision could affect a future insurance claim or lawsuit.
- Tracy Morgan's Injury After Being Hit by a Semi, Brings Trucking Regulations Back into the National Spotlight
NTSB statistics show more than 104,000 injuries and nearly 4000 deaths in 2012 from accidents involving large commercial trucks, but it takes the severe injury of a well known comedian to get the subject of commercial trucking safety back in lawmaker discussions.
- Texting and Driving Laws for Truck Drivers
Although Texas does not have any state-wide texting and driving laws banning the practice, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a federal ban on this dangerous act for truck drivers. Drivers who take their eyes off the road greatly increase risk of an accident. Knowing this, the FMCSA published new rules in October 2010 banning all truck drivers from texting while driving their commercial motor vehicles, regardless of the state within which they are traveling.
- National Truck Accident Statistics
A variety of factors contribute to truck accidents. Some stem from negligence of a driver (the trucker or another driver), such as speeding or fatigue. Others are the result of faulty or defective equipment, such as tires or brakes. Improper loading is another cause; for instance, cargo thatís unbalanced or not secured.