Practice Area: Causes Of Truck Accidents

Truck Drivers Under The Influence

Recent studies suggest that about 500,000 traffic accidents occur each year in the United States. Of those 500,000 motor vehicle collisions, about 10% of them result in a traffic fatality. Due to the sheer size and weight of any large

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Truck Defects

When a truck driver disregards federal regulations they can put innocent drivers in harm’s way. These regulations specify that commercial vehicles must be kept in good condition and have routine inspections. Failing to comply with these regulations could prevent a

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Road Hazards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the organization that oversees this program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), both play an essential role in the rules, regulations and safety measures of commercial vehicle travel in the United States.

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Oversize Cargo Accidents

Oversize cargo refers to loads that are higher or wider than what will fit in standard containers but are still able to be transported on top, open-side, open-top or flat-rack containers. Oversize loads are also sometimes called over-dimensional loads. Listed

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Overloaded Trucks

Sharing the highway with enormous tractor-trailer trucks can be an intimidating experience. As if the massive vehicles towering over passenger cars isn’t frightening enough, there is the additional factor of their weight and the danger that they present. Though the

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Inexperienced Truck Drivers

Trucking companies around America offer their employees driving schools to instruct them the way they wish their drivers to perform. These lessons will give the drivers all the tools they need to receive their commercial truck driver’s license. However, many

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Incorrectly Secured Cargo

When these truckers are traveling with incorrectly secured cargo, the potential dangers are enormous. In 2010, the NHTSA recorded that 17% of all traffic fatalities involved some kind of large truck. As a whole, the United States saw an 8.7%

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Blind Spots

Last year, there were over 400,000 truck crashes in the United States, many of which included blind spot accidents. A blind spot is simply the area around a truck that cannot be observed by the driver while they are in

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