Entries Categorized as 'Truck Accident Attorney'

U.S. Department of Transportation Sets New Rules on Truck Driving Hours to Improve Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced new federal regulations to reduce trucker fatigue and improve the safety of other drivers. The regulations went into effect July 1, 2013. The regulations will cut the average work week from 82 to 70 hours for truck drivers, which will only impact [...]

Truck Accident Tire Blowout Caught On Tape – Devastating Results

For all of the articles and discussions about truck accidents, it’s important to remember that behind these stories are real people with real injuries. Videos can often convey details much more profoundly than words can. Such is the case from the below incident, which was caught on tape and occured sometime before 2009. There are [...]

Tire Blowout Incidents Can Result in Truck Accidents

  Tire blowouts are a common cause of accidents for many vehicles on the roadway. Tire failure at high rates of speed can result in a loss of control of a vehicle and a serious accident with injuries. When this occurs on trucks, the results can be compounded and much more devastating. Because of the [...]

Why Do Truck Accidents Cause Greater Injuries to Drivers?

  It goes without saying that accidents involving trucks inflict greater damage to life and property than regular motor vehicle accidents. While this may be somewhat of an obvious observation, there are specific reasons why truck accidents are considered much more dangerous to motor vehicle passengers. These include:   Higher Rates of Speed. The majority [...]

Tires and Truck Accidents – Roadway Safety Issues

  We’ve all seen them while driving on the highways — pieces of tire fragments that have peeled away from other vehicles. In most instances, this debris is caused by tire separation on big rigs, semis and 18-wheelers.   This tire debris can be extremely hazardous, both during the time of tire separatation and as [...]

Jackknife Truck Accidents – Important Info

  Jackknife trucking accidents are very common occurances on highways and happen when there is a sudden application of the brakes by truck drivers operating semi-trucks and tractor trailers. In some instances, improper truck maintenance can lead to braking problems, leading to these types of accidents. Brake failure symptoms include the absence of pedal pressure. [...]

CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS – COMMON INCIDENTS

  There are over 46,000 miles of highway within the US highway system. Thousands of trucks and vehicles travel on these roadways daily and as a result, a significant number of truck accidents occur each year. Below are some of the most common causes for truck accidents on our nation’s roadways:   Common Causes Of [...]

TRUCK DEBRIS ACCIDENT LAWYER – TRUCKING ROADWAY HAZARDS

  Large pieces of roadway debris and tire debris on our nation’s highways are a common issue that automobile passengers have to contend with on a daily basis. Many times, loose items that come from from trucks can produce hazardous roadway conditions and result in disastrous consequences for drivers. These items can include, but not [...]

TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER FLORIDA – PERSONAL INJURY INFORMATION

  As the fourth most populated state in the nation, Florida is a heavily-traveled region for semi-trucks, tractor trailers, and other commerce-related vehicles. This can make the roads a dangerous place for passenger vehicles sharing the highways with these types of vehicles.   Trucking companies have an obligation to ensure the safety of their equipment, [...]