There is perhaps no truck accident more catastrophic than one involving a fatality. With their sheer size and high speeds at which most trucks travel, an accident can leave behind serious damage and severe or fatal injuries. Determining who is liable for a fatal truck accident is complicated, as there are multiple factors at play. […]
Category: Truck Accident
The Role Alcohol and Drugs Play in Truck Accidents
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 […]
How to Stay Out of a Semi-Truck’s Blind Spots?
Whether you are close to home or on a long road trip, you will encounter many trucks. Learning where a truck’s blinds spots are can help you avoid them to stay out of harm’s way. Even when you take every precaution to share the road safely, accidents can still happen. If you or a loved […]
Do Semi-Truck Accidents Happen in Residential Areas?
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?
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, […]