Truck Accidents Archives

Collision of trucks sends one driver to hospital

It is fair to say that often when we hear about a crash involving a truck it is in the context of a semi inflicting damage upon a much smaller car. The reality however is that this is not always the way that truck accidents play out. Sometimes they involve another truck and sometimes they are the result of the actions taken by the driver of a car. Both appear to be true when it comes to a crash that occurred recently in Alabama.

Some truck tires may not be able to handle posted speed limits

As is the case with virtually any crash involving motor vehicles, when it comes truck accidents many factors could be to blame. Since that particular industry is so highly regulated, it makes sense that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would continually be on the lookout for ways to reduce the number of crashes—and by extension—injuries that occur on our nation’s roads.

Multi-vehicle accident on interstate leaves 5 injured, 1 dead

There is no question that interstates often make travelling from one place to another much faster. The speed at which vehicles travel on these roads and the number of vehicles that can be on them at the same time, can also make them dangerous. If a car accident occurs, it is possible that many vehicles could easily be involved resulting serious injuries.

Many things could contribute to a truck accident occurring

Most readers of this blog are likely aware that truck accidents commonly lead to a devastating outcome. The reasons behind such outcomes may not be as well understood by readers. In this post we will focus on some of those factors.

Distracted driving takes many forms, can lead to serious injuries

Often when one hears the term distracted driving the first thing that comes to mind is a driver who is texting while operating a vehicle. While this is certainly an example of an activity that constitutes distracted driving it is only one of many. Eating and drinking while driving can be a distraction as can applying makeup. Even reaching for something could be a distracting activity. As a truck driver travelling through Alabama learned firsthand, apparently so too can pulling a loose tooth.

NTSB renews call for regulators to act to beef up trucking safety

There's an old quote that goes, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." The source of the line has never really been nailed down, and it doesn't really matter anyway. The reason we bring it up is that it seems that we could replace the word "weather" with the words "truck safety" and come up with an equally apt statement.

Could Mobile car dealer be liable in truck hit-and-run?

Many of the worst truck accidents that occur on Alabama highways involve the big rigs. Eighteen-wheel tractor-trailers pose a huge threat just because of their sheer size. Negligent or reckless drivers can turn these vehicles into missiles of the road, and individuals in other vehicles tend to be the ones who pay the price in terms of serious injuries or wrongful death.

Information needed in an Alabama truck accident case

Alabama truck accident cases are different from the typical car crash. That is because they often involve trucking companies that are also liable for the accidents and injuries incurred by the victims. They also involve the gathering of more information. Indeed, the information gathering stage of any truck accident case is essential to a litigant's success. In this article, we will discuss what kind of information you will need to collect regarding the crash itself.

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