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Do more accidents happen on the highway? Published in Car Accidents,Personal Injury,truck accident on March 21, 2020.

Automobile accidents are a familiar sight on America’s highways. The flashing lights from police cars and ambulances, damaged vehicles, injured drivers and passengers, it all unfolds as other drivers pass by. It used to be that most accidents happened closer to home, but recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that the number of urban fatalities… READ MORE

How Cargo Spills Cause Additional Damage and Injuries Published in truck accident on February 10, 2020.

Traffic accidents that involve trucks are among the most dangerous accidents on our roadways. When a massive semi-truck’s cargo spills in the process of an accident, it makes things that much more dangerous and deadly. Even when the cargo itself is relatively innocuous, the damage caused by cargo that spills out at highway speeds is difficult to overestimate. When that… READ MORE

Delivery Truck Accidents Right in Your Neighborhood Published in truck accident on January 13, 2020.

Increasingly, everyone buys many things online. From furniture to toothpaste, people are making their purchases on their devices, and these purchases are brought to us courtesy of delivery trucks and vans – some of which are quite large. This means that our neighborhoods see more and more delivery trucks, and as a result, delivery truck accidents are on the rise.… READ MORE

Workers’ Compensation for Commercial Drivers Published in truck accident,Workers Compensation on December 30, 2019.

Driving a truck – or another kind of commercial vehicle – is among the most dangerous jobs out there. Commercial trucks are massive machines that travel our highways and byways, and truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous. Further, commercial truckers often put in long, sedentary hours – with mandatory wait times attached. Commercial drivers are also responsible for checking their rigs,… READ MORE

Watch Out for More Trucks on the Road at the End of the Year Published in truck accident,Uncategorized on December 9, 2019.

Trucks drive our economy. After all, they deliver the goods that we, as consumers, demand. And demand is never higher than around the holiday season at the end of each year. Commercial trucks are a big part of the traffic we deal with every day, but as we head toward the end of the year, expect to see more of… READ MORE

Truck Accidents in Rainy or Foggy Conditions Published in truck accident on November 20, 2019.

Truck accidents can occur in any weather conditions, but they are more likely when the weather is rainy or foggy. When road surfaces are wet, trucks can hydroplane, causing them to collide with other vehicles. Moreover, foggy conditions can reduce visibility, leading to a collision with another vehicle. Some truck drivers fail to operate their vehicles in accordance with the… READ MORE

Truck Driver Health Issues Can be Dangerous Published in truck accident on October 14, 2019.

Truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous accidents that often lead to serious injuries. Truck drivers are professional drivers who – as a result – are held to more exacting safety standards. Trucking, however, is sedentary work that requires long hours behind the wheel. The lifestyle itself can lead to health issues that render truck drivers more dangerous. If you’ve been injured… READ MORE

TSC Recommends NHTSA mandate AEB on all large trucks Published in truck accident on September 3, 2019.

The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) has called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to mandate Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology in all large commercial trucks, but so far, NHTSA has failed to rule on the matter. Truck accidents account for many of the most horrific accidents on our roadways. While AEB safety technology is readily available, commercial trucks… READ MORE

What are the most common causes of Truck Accidents in Macon? Published in Personal Injury,truck accident on August 27, 2019.

Truck accidents are no doubt the most serious crashes on the highways due to the mere size of the vehicles. No passenger vehicle is a match for a big-rig, and loaded trucks can be even more dangerous. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported that 12% of all traffic fatalities are the result of commercial vehicle accidents. Even more… READ MORE

Truck Safety 101: Stay Out of the No Zones Published in truck accident on August 26, 2019.

Car accidents are among the most dangerous and deadly accidents on our roadways. The sheer size differential between massive semis and our own vehicles is dangerous enough. Commercial trucks, however, also have huge blind spots – or no-zones – on every side of them that compound their danger. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck… READ MORE

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