Recent Posts in Truck Accidents Category

  • Personal Injury Issues Stemming From Commercial Trucking Accidents

    There are thousands of fatalities stemming from commercial truck accidents each and every year. In 2006 alone, large truck crashes accounted for an astounding 4,995 fatalities with over a hundred thousand injuries! One must remember that the size of these commercial vehicles are much larger than any four-door sedan driving along the roadways and so accidents can be both serious and deadly. ...
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  • Trucking Accident Process

    Truck accidents are not only scary, but also life-changing in ways that a plaintiff may not understand until it happens to them. You never expect to be driving along on the roadways when, all of a sudden, a truck barrels on through and hits you because they didn’t see you or for some other unforeseen reason. But what if you weren’t acting negligent when it comes to a trucking accident that ...
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  • Traffic Accident FAQ

    Were you involved in a traffic accident and wonder where you should turn next? Or are you just interested in understanding the general questions surrounding what actions you should take if such a thing were to ever happen to you? Read on for a list of some of the most important questions you should ask yourself and answers that will guide you through the process of what happens regarding a traffic ...
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  • Big Rig Accidents Require Special Handling

    Commercial truck accidents are substantially different from regular car accidents, and as such, they require an attorney who is familiar with trucking laws and truck accident claims. A big rig accident is many motorists’ worst nightmare, and for good reason. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration , in accidents involving a semi truck and another vehicle, the driver ...
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  • Driver Killed After Truck Hits Pole on 10 Freeway

    A driver was killed in a big rig fire on the 10 Freeway in Fontana on Jan. 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA) The driver of a commercial truck was killed when his truck collided with a pole and caught on fire on the 10 Freeway in Fontana late last month. The accident occurred just after 3 a.m. on January 26 on the westbound 10 Freeway near Citrus Avenue. The truck, which was transporting chicken, burst into ...
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  • I am the Victim of a Trucking Accident, Who Can I Sue?

    In a typical car accident, there are typically two parties involved, and determining who is responsible can be a simple process. In a trucking accident , deciding who is responsible is more complicated since there are many parties involved. Understanding the different people and entities that could be involved in a trucking accident is imperative for understanding if you have a claim and who may ...
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  • Oversize Truck Collapses Bridge in Washington State

    Last month, federal investigators ruled the collapse of an Interstate 5 bridge in Washington state was caused by an oversize truck hitting the bridge’s oversize support trusses. The bridge collapsed into the Skagit River on May 23, 2013, after a truck with oversize drilling equipment struck various sections of the steel-and-cement bridge. Two vehicles fell into a river, injuring 3 passengers, ...
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  • 3 Simple ways to Prevent Forklift Injury

    An industrial warehouse can be one of the most dangerous places to work. Employees have a lot of workplace risks to keep track of at all times, including complex machinery, uncontrolled traffic, and the desire to optimize productivity. Luckily, there are a few simple tips that workers can employ and, in addition with adequate safety training and planning, significantly reduce the amount of ...
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  • NAFA Raises Concerns about NTSB Truck Safety Recommendations

    The NAFA Fleet Management Association has issued some questions about straight truck safety recommendations released by the National Transportation Safety Board ( NTSB ). The NAFA Fleet Management Association, which represents over 3.5 millions vehicles including trucks, sedans buses, and public safety vehicles, claims the NTSB failed to present the distinction between vehicles manage in a fleet ...
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  • How Much Sleep Do You Need to Operate a Vehicle?

    How much sleep deprivation is too much? Everyone skips a few hours here and there, but too much sleep deprivation can not only wreak havoc on your own health but can be downright dangerous for those around you. Earlier this week, celebrity Tracy Morgan was severely injured in a car crash. It was recently discovered that the truck driver, whose truck hit Morgan’s bus, had not slept in 24 hours ...
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  • Runner Survives Deadly Bus Crash

    Who would have thought that boarding a bus would end in a nightmare for a track and field runner? Recently a Middle College Prep distance runner found himself sitting two rows from the back of a bus heading for a Crosstown League dual meet. For some reason, he was nervous. His teammates, his friends, helped him through his anxiety by non-stop chattering and laughing. They attempted to distract him ...
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  • Were you involved in a Truck Accident?

    Have you been injured in a truck accident? Every year hundreds of thousands of semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other types of commercial trucks are involved in accidents. Thousands of people are injured and thousands are killed. To the victim of a truck accident, nothing should take precedence over regaining health and restoring life to the way it was before the accident. Motor ...
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  • Fontana Woman Killed

    In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and big-rigs on U. S. roads, especially Southern California freeways. Concurrently, there has also been a significant increase in accidents and fatalities related to these trucks. An accident involving a semi-truck can be extremely devastating, even at low speeds. Truckers and truck companies must ...
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  • Truck Drivers and Drug Use

    It’s an all-too-familiar scene – Witnesses report that the big-rig was speeding and weaving through traffic before it crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a minivan carrying a family of four, killing two of them. Commercial trucks, such as big-rigs, 18-wheelers, and semi-trucks, are incredibly large and have limited braking capacity, making them one of the most dangerous types of motor ...
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  • San Bernardino Truck Driver Killed in Accident

    Motor vehicle accidents involving large commercial trucks can be devastating. Whether it’s a commercial truck, an 18-wheeler, a tractor-trailer, or other type of big-rig, the sheer mass of the large truck often results in catastrophic injuries or death to the occupants. For those heading to work on the northbound Interstate 15 in Ontario recently, the day didn’t start off well. A truck driver was ...
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  • Interstate 5: Trucking Accidents

    Due to the tremendous size and heavy weights, trucks can cause serious damage and death, should they be involved in an accident. The traffic on California freeways is overwhelming due to the goods being transported all over the state and out of state. Statistics show: There are more than 15 million trucks on roads all over the country – nearly 13 percent are semi big-rigs, 18 wheelers and ...
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  • Who's At Fault?

    Trucking accidents can be devastating. These large, fast-moving vehicles can cause serious accidents that may leave you with severe injuries and a destroyed vehicle. Sometimes they result in death. There are many reasons a trucking accident happens. In some cases, the fault may rest completely with the driver, in other cases the accident may be caused by a manufacturing defect. This is why there ...
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  • Who Is At Fault In A Trucking Accident?

    Every time you enter your vehicle, get behind the wheel and drive onto a freeway, you place yourself at risk for being involved in an accident. This is a risk many choose to accept as a natural part of their daily lives. An inherent part of this risk includes the chance that you might be involved in a truck accident. An accident involving 18-wheelers, big-rigs or any other large commercial truck ...
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  • Who's To Blame In A Truck Accident?

    Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, most often affecting the occupants of the smaller vehicle involved in the collision. Are you aware that a big-rig truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds while passenger vehicles average about 4,000 pounds? In the event that a truck crashes into a passenger vehicle, it is highly unlikely that the passengers in the car will escape uninjured. In ...
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  • Whiplash Injury

    Statistics show that 1 in 3 people will be involved in a motor vehicle accident in their lifetime. Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in the United States each year. A motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic event particularly when someone else is to blame. Not only do you have the shock of the accident, but you may sustain serious injuries ...
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  • Watch Out For Those Big Trucks

    With all the high-traveled freeways and roads in Southern California, danger can lurk around every bend, especially when you share the roads with commercial trucks. One of these trucks can collide with you when you least expect it. A trucking accident can be a life-altering event that can change you forever. It can cause severe physical and catastrophic injuries that come at a high financial ...
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  • Truck Accidents Attorney

    Those who are injured or who lose a family member in a truck accident involving a large big rig often blame the driver of the big rig for the crash. While it might be the fault of the driver, cases such as these can become very complex, and other issues may have been involved that initiated the accident. The driver of the big rig may be at fault but the truck accident could be due to other ...
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