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Truck Accidents Archives

Injured in a truck accident? Fatigued driving may be to blame.

Much of the American economy depends on the transportation of goods across the country, and truckers play a large role in making this happen. These individuals have important and valuable jobs, but the urgency associated with timely and expedited delivery may lead to unsafe practices.

You are the most important factor in your personal injury case

Of course, working with a skilled, experienced lawyer is critical to success in a motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice or other personal injury claim. And yes, it is important to gather all of the detailed information you can to bolster your case.

Protecting victim rights after truck accidents

Semi trucks play an important role in the nation's economy, but these large vehicles can pose a danger to innocent motorists. Truck drivers have a special responsibility to drive safely and remain vigilant behind the wheel, but these drivers are often too tired to drive safely and/or ate trans;porting unbalanced loads that can lead to accidents. When truck accidents occur, victims have every right to protect their legal rights.

Poor truck maintenance may have caused accident

A Pennsylvania couple has filed a lawsuit against a company, claiming that negligence led to physical suffering. The principal claimant states that he suffered serious injuries in an accident that occurred while driving a truck to deliver groceries for C and S Wholesale Grocers. The lawsuit includes claims that poor truck maintenance is to blame and named C and S Wholesale Grocers and Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp. as defendants.

What are the options for victims of truck accidents?

The large steel frame of a semi truck can cause serious harm to a smaller vehicle. The damage from truck accidents is often quite catastrophic, frequently inflicting harm on innocent drivers and passengers. When Pennsylvania residents believe that they or loved ones needlessly suffered because of the actions or negligence of trucking companies or drivers, they have the option to determine which legal options may be available.

Truck accident kills truck driver

We often note that when truck accidents occur, the driver of a passenger vehicle is likely to receive the worst of the crash. The size differential of a large truck is such that it often causes terrible damage to a car, pickup or SUV, while emerging with comparatively little damage. And truck drivers have a lower fatality rate in these accident than the occupant of the smaller vehicle.

Truck tire blowouts tied to excessive truck speed

You may think that the greatest limit on the speed of your vehicle is the power produced by the engine. You know that the faster velocity, the more horsepower you need to overcome resistance from the air and the weight of your car or truck. But there is another limit, which you hope never to encounter, that of the speed rating of your tires.

You don't expect a truck tire to fall off, but they do

When it comes to car accidents, you just never know what may come flying at you. Literally. We all, of course, have to remain alert and aware of the actions of other drivers on the road. The obvious dangers posed by drunk or drowsy drivers, or those distracted by some form of electronic device, are well known.