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Trucking Accidents

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When to Seek a Trucking Accident Attorney

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The fear of colliding with a large truck is justified. If sharing the road with these vehicles scares you, it should. While any vehicle collision can have devastating effects, in a trucking accident, the damage is multiplied. Both physical and property damage is much worse due to the huge difference in weight between passenger vehicles and commercial trucks. The family sedan or even SUV is no match for these huge vehicles, so anytime you are involved in a traffic incident with one, you will come out on the losing end. The statistics are frightening. In 2017, over 4,761 people were killed in large truck accidents, with the vast majority...

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Common Types of Semi-Truck Accidents

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Like many drivers, you may be nervous when you have to drive near big trucks. Sharing the road with these giant vehicles is necessary, however. The trucking industry is essential to commerce in the United States. In fact, trucks move approximately 71.5% of the nation's freight by weight. By necessity, these vehicles are often huge, hitting a maximum weight of 80,000 lbs. And although truck drivers are generally quite safe drivers, the size of their trucks and trailers often makes them deadly in collisions. When you share the road with big trucks, you have to drive defensively and be aware of the common types of semi-truck accidents. Trucking Accidents Big trucks present a number of...

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Driver Negligence in Trucking Accidents

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Truck drivers are vital to the economy of this nation. Most of these drivers are highly skilled and consistently drive in a safe manner. In fact, most truck accidents are caused by the other motorist. However, some truck drivers do engage in dangerous driving behaviors on a regular basis, putting other motorists in grave danger. When you are involved in an accident that involves a large truck, you are likely to be injured, sometimes severely. The size and power of these vehicles make them deadly in the hands of a reckless driver. When you are on the road, you need to be aware of these behaviors and take steps...

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How Trucking Accidents Differ from Auto Accidents

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Many roads lead to Chicago, and most of them are dangerous. You can easily find yourself a party in an accident. Of course, not all vehicle collisions are the same. If your vehicle is struck by a car, even a larger sedan, you are less likely to suffer serious injury than if you are hit by a commercial truck. Commercial truck drivers and their passengers are sometimes gravely injured and even killed - they numbered 683 in 2017. However, many more people in passenger vehicles die as a result of these collisions. In 2017, that number hit 2797. Navigating the aftermath...

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