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The Role Alcohol and Drugs Play in Truck Accidents

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Despite strict drug and alcohol policies such as those issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug Policies and Regulations, recent highway fatality statistics suggest that some truck drivers are impaired when they are behind the wheel. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, more than 43 percent of drivers who were killed in […]

Do Semi-Truck Accidents Happen in Residential Areas?

The Belmar Truck Accident Lawyers at Ellis Law, P.C. Advocate for Clients Injured in Truck Accidents.

Trucks and other commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) bring to mind highways and open roads. In truth, they travel through many locations, including residential areas. CMVs associated with residential areas include buses, fire trucks, waste management trucks, delivery trucks and more. Sometimes other types of CMVs, like semi-trucks, appear in residential zones. In residential areas, it […]

What Causes Trucks to Hydroplane?

Freehold Truck Accident Lawyers at Ellis Law, P.C. Represent Victims of Hydroplaning Truck Accidents.

Hydroplaning occurs when the surface of the road becomes wet, and the rainwater mixes with oil residue on the road. These slippery conditions can cause vehicles to start skidding or sliding on the road. While you may assume that the massive weight of a large truck would help it maintain contact with the road’s surface, […]

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