Category: truck accidents

Signs of Truck Driver Fatigue

truck accidents | November 15, 2023

Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded with cargo. Anytime these larger vehicles are involved in collisions with other cars on the roadway, there is a potential for significant injuries and property damage. Because of these risks, there is strict regulation on the hours of service for truck drivers laid forth…

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Can I Be Awarded Punitive Damages After a Semi-Truck Accident?

truck accidents | October 27, 2023

Accidents involving semi-trucks can lead to significant injuries and extensive property damage for a victim. Often, these victims are able to recover compensation for their losses through an insurance settlement or as a result of a personal injury lawsuit jury verdict. Usually, individuals are able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage…

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Holding a Trucking Company Responsible When a Driver Falls Asleep

truck accidents | October 26, 2023

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in charge of regulating the commercial trucking industry in the United States, and part of these regulations include outlining specific hours of service for drivers. The federal government has implemented daily and weekly hours of service limitations for commercial vehicle drivers in an effort to curb fatigued…

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What Makes Truck Accidents More Dangerous Than Car Crashes?

truck accidents | October 24, 2023

Accidents involving larger commercial trucks often result in significant injuries and extensive property damage for victims. These incidents are typically much more dangerous than accidents involving only passenger vehicles. Here, our truck accident lawyers in Sacramento want to examine why accidents involving larger trucks are more dangerous than typical accidents, as well as the importance…

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What is a Truck’s Black Box?

truck accidents | May 23, 2022

If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of a commercial truck driver or trucking company, it is likely that you will be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, a successful claim revolves around gathering evidence, including the truck’s black box data….

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What Is a DOT-Recordable Accident?

Car Accidents,truck accidents | May 20, 2022

Accidents involving semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles can result in massive property damage and serious injuries. When a collision between traditional passenger vehicles and larger commercial trucks occurs, there will certainly be an investigation by law enforcement officials and insurance carriers. However, commercial truck accidents also involve other reporting requirements, as these are “DOT-recordable” incidents….

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UPS Truck Accidents

truck accidents | February 19, 2021

The United Parcel Service (UPS) is one of the largest package delivery services in the world. In order to properly facilitate the delivery of packages throughout this country, UPS makes use of many types of vehicles, including large tractor-trailers and delivery trucks. Unfortunately, there are times when these vehicles are involved in accidents and cause…

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What Are Tanker Truck Crashes?

truck accidents | July 31, 2019

Commercial trucks of all types are integral to the consumer industry. Unfortunately, they can also pose serious threats to the safety of other drivers on the road. The size and weight of big rigs make for catastrophic and often deadly accidents. In 2017, 4,657 deadly accidents involved large trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier…

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