Truck Accidents

Common Driver Errors that Lead to Truck Accidents

Truck driver errors contribute to a large majority of truck accidents in the United States. Whether the driver is impaired, takes unnecessary risks, or is simply unable to react to dangers on the road, these critical errors can cost lives. Truck drivers can also contribute to accidents by speeding, using...

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Assigning Liability in Truck Accidents

In 2013, there were 84 fatal commercial vehicle crashes (including trucks as a commercial vehicle) and 2,176 nonfatal commercial vehicle crashes in Missouri alone. This amounted to 99 deaths and 3,400 injuries. When you are involved in a truck accident, there are many parties that can be at fault ranging...

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Hours-of-Service Regulations May Be Responsible For An Increase In Trucking Accidents

In response to an influx of serious accidents caused by fatigued truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented hours-of-service rules for trucking companies. We live in a society that places significant importance on material goods, and trucks often deliver those goods. The more goods delivered in a...

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Main Causes of Truck Accidents

All vehicle accidents can be catastrophic, but accidents involving large trucks (i.e. tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, big rigs) can be especially devastating. For starters, the sheer size of a large truck increases the chance of serious injury or death in an accident. More concerning, however, is the risk of mechanical and driver...

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Trucking Accidents – Who is Responsible?

For individuals who have been injured in trucking accidents, it can be difficult to make sense of the situation in front of you. No one ever expects to be involved in a serious collision, and when it happens, few of us know where to turn. This confusion is only compounded...

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