Getting into a truck collision can be an extremely frightening and stressful experience, in addition to potentially causing serious injuries. The size and weight of a commercial truck often substantially increases the resulting damage and raises the chance of fatalities. Taking the right steps after … Read more about What to do after a truck collision
Common types of trucks and the dangers they pose
Many drivers feel justifiably wary about driving next to commercial trucks. These vehicles’ large size and weight can make them more difficult to steer and increase the damage that can result from an collision, especially to motorists traveling in passenger cars. Additionally, the various … Read more about Common types of trucks and the dangers they pose
Distracted driving and truck collisions
If you want to increase your awareness of road safety, you can begin by understanding some common causes of serious collisions. Concerns about the phenomenon of driver distraction continue to grow as the number of resulting collisions climbs. Knowing the basic types of distraction can help you avoid … Read more about Distracted driving and truck collisions
Sharing the road with large trucks
Being on the road with lots of big rigs can be intimidating for drivers of passenger vehicles and motorcycles. After all, getting into a crash with a big truck can increase the resulting damage exponentially. Because semis are so heavy, the force with which they can slam into a car is much greater … Read more about Sharing the road with large trucks
New laws to address trucker fatigue
Sleep deprivation is a major safety concern within the trucking industry. Driver fatigue seems to be built into the trucking lifestyle and presents a serious hazard on the road. It is among the most frequent causes of trucking collisions. However, efforts to regulate drivers’ schedules in … Read more about New laws to address trucker fatigue
How fatigue causes truck collisions
Many drivers consider trucks to be among the more serious hazards they can encounter on the highway. This is for good reason: a truck that goes out of control can cause immense damage due to its size, weight and occasionally flammable cargo. Trucks are harder to manage on wet or icy road surfaces, … Read more about How fatigue causes truck collisions
What types of compensation can I get for a truck collision?
Car collisions often have both immediate and far-reaching financial consequences. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration puts property damage, loss of productivity and medical expenses as the top areas of economic loss resulting from crashes. If you are considering seeking compensation … Read more about What types of compensation can I get for a truck collision?
Who pays when a family gets hurt?
In late September, a Missouri family set out for a long-awaited trip to Disney world. The family of four made it safely to the Magic Kingdom, but on the way home–after making one last stop at the beach–the family’s car was side-swiped by another vehicle, sending them careening into … Read more about Who pays when a family gets hurt?
Back to school: Are schools liable if my kid is hurt on the bus?
Early September is always a crazy time, as parents and kids adjust to the new school routine. For some there is the adjustment of a new school, for some there is a new start time and for some there are after school activities. Whatever the changes are, the number one concern is to make sure … Read more about Back to school: Are schools liable if my kid is hurt on the bus?
After the Injury: What to do if it’s permanent
Adjusting to life after a significant injury can be overwhelming. Medical appointments, physical therapy, and adjusting to limited mobility all cause distress. In addition, the financial stress of not working can create result in relationship issues, as well as depression and anxiety. As if all that … Read more about After the Injury: What to do if it’s permanent
Why do traffic collisions happen?
Why do traffic collisions happen? From traffic congestion to inclement weather, drivers throughout Pennsylvania often encounter challenges while driving that, at times, can result in crashes and collisions. During 2014, more than 121,000 motor vehicle collisions were reported throughout the … Read more about Why do traffic collisions happen?
5 mistakes people make after a trucking collision
People aren't always sure what to do after an collision with a heavy semi-truck or tractor trailer. For someone who is recovering from an collision, dealing with a trucking company and their insurer can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to avoid many of the common mistakes people can make … Read more about 5 mistakes people make after a trucking collision