Trucking Accidents

Higher Risk of Truck Accidents in Winter Weather

It’s that time again to prepare for winter weather and the increased risks of motor vehicle accidents. As any truck accident attorney will tell you, truck drivers are at an even higher risk in some cases. The problem for truck drivers is low visibility and less control. They are a recipe for trouble. Even on a sunny day, truck...

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Truck Accident Lawyers Explain What to Expect After the Accident

Truck accident lawyers are more aware than most that accidents involving trucks are usually very traumatic and the recovery can be very painful. If you have been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, chances are you will incur costs and complications that last far beyond the initial accident.  Most clients want to know what to expect after the...

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Truck Accidents Involving Hazardous Cargo

Not all motor vehicle accidents are the same.  In fact, accidents involving large commercial trucks, or 18-wheelers, are usually much more devastating than simple automobile collisions.  Add to that a commercial vehicle that is carrying hazardous cargo, and you may have a serious disaster on your hands.  If you or someone you know has been involved in this type...

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Missouri Employer Liable for Wide-Load Truck Accident

Truck accident lawyers can tell you that it can be a little a tricky determining who is liable for the injuries sustained in an accident involving a commercial truck.  In some situations, there may be more people responsible than simply the driver of the truck.  A Missouri appellate court very recently held that a truck driver’s employer was liable...

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Winter Weather Results in Tragic Truck Accident

It’s no secret that we have been experiencing some unexpected weather across the globe.  Winter weather is no exception.  The problem for truck drivers is that low visibility and commercial trucks are a recipe for trouble.  There are already the inherent concerns with an increased stopping distance, less control and the extra weight to contend with.  A truck accident...

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Truck Tire Blow Outs Create Dangerous Condition for Others

If you have spent any time on the interstate or major highways you have seen the rubber debris scattered across the lanes.  The dodging and weaving that motorists must engage in just to avoid these dangerous obstacles is scary enough.  But, as any truck accident attorney knows, the remnants of a truck tire blowout are not the only hazard. ...

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What is the Hours of Service Rule for Truck Drivers?

Truck-related highway accidents are not only serious, but also very common. In 2012, there were nearly 100 motor vehicle fatalities, in both Missouri and Arkansas, involving large commercial trucks. Accidents involving 18-wheelers often result in catastrophic injuries, simply because of the sheer size and weight of an 18-wheeler. In light of the serious risks 18-wheelers create on the roadway,...

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Contributing Factors in Trucking Accidents

The dangers of being involved in a trucking accident are obvious.  The weight and size of an 18-wheeler makes nearly every collision serious, if not catastrophic.  In Missouri there were nearly 100 motor vehicle fatalities in 2012, involving large commercial trucks. The same was true in Arkansas.  There are several common contributing factors in trucking accidents, which often lead...

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Exhaustion is a Serious Problem for Long Haul Truck Drivers

Truck-related highway accidents are far too prevalent.  In both Missouri and Arkansas, there were nearly 100 motor vehicle fatalities in 2012 that involved large commercial trucks.  The reality is, accidents involving 18-wheelers are usually very serious, even catastrophic, due to the sheer size and weight of those trucks.  A car is no match for an 80,000 pound commercial truck. ...

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Federal Trucking Regulations that May Affect Your Case

Truck accidents are most often very serious.  They usually lead to catastrophic injuries and substantial property damage.  For this reason, regulations have been established by the federal government in order to control most aspects of the trucking industry. Where do trucking regulations come from? The U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, regulates both truck...

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