Who might be liable for a semi-truck collision?

The need to allocate fault for a collision often leads to accusations levied at the scene of a crash. Both drivers involved in a collision may try to lay the blame for the incident on the other. Sometimes, one party clearly caused the crash while the other did little to contribute to it. Even…

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3 damages you can pursue after a semi-truck accident

Naturally, the amount and types of damages you can collect after a semi-truck accident hinge on the extent of your injuries and the circumstances of your personal injury case. If you qualify for financial compensation, you may secure non-economic and economic damages or even both to help regain your financial stability and benefit from…

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When a semi-truck collision causes a spinal cord injury

Many drivers fear collisions with semi-trucks more than other types of crashes. That fear is actually quite logical, as bigger vehicles can cause more significant vehicle damage and also worse physical injuries. A crash between a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck can leave the smaller vehicle unsafe to drive and might produce severe injuries…

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Vehicle issues cause a notable percentage of semi-truck crashes

The vast majority of motor vehicle collisions occur because of preventable driver mistakes. Someone exceeds the speed limit or runs a red light and ends up injuring other people. A snap decision or a bad habit of not complying fully with traffic laws can have damaging and expensive consequences. That is as true for…

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Why is trucker fatigue such a concerning safety issue?

Trucker fatigue is a critical issue on the roads, impacting truck drivers and other travelers. The nature of long-haul trucking often leads to extended hours behind the wheel, contributing to tiredness and reduced alertness. Consider these possible causes, applicable regulations and dangers of trucker fatigue when familiarizing yourself with why this issue is so…

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Why trucking pay structures can make the roads more dangerous

Truck drivers can be paid in various ways, and methods of payment often depends on the specific job, company policies and the type of trucking that a driver is involved in. For instance, some truck drivers are paid a fixed salary, typically if they work for specific companies on regular routes or as part…

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How drowsy truck drivers put the public in danger in Oklahoma

You know how groggy and out of energy you feel after a poor night’s sleep. Now imagine you are driving an 80,000 lb. fully loaded semi-truck while completely exhausted and barely able to keep your eyes open. It’s a recipe for disaster that happens all too often on Oklahoma’s highways. Drowsy driving has been…

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Chameleon carriers: Trucking threats hiding in plain sight

The trucking industry helps keep the whole supply chain moving from coast to coast. It’s only natural that something so critical is highly regulated. If a trucking company has too many safety violations and their drivers cause too many accidents, the government is supposed to put them out of service. Unfortunately, there are a…

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What leads to jackknife accidents?

When the attached trailer of a truck suddenly swings out at an angle from the truck’s cab, that’s called a “jackknife” accident because it resembles the motion of a folding knife. Given the size, weight and speed of the average truck, and the potential for a chain-reaction accident among nearby vehicles, it’s no wonder…

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3 ways trucking companies may contribute to semi-truck wrecks

In general, commercial transportation companies have an interest in minimizing the collision risk between semi-trucks and smaller vehicles. Higher crash rates tend to push lawmakers to create more restrictions on the industry, which can make it more expensive to operate a transportation business. Additionally, transportation companies often provide the insurance coverage that pays for…

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