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Truck Accident Investigations: Who Is at Fault

Accidents involving large commercial trucks, such as semis and tractor-trailers, are all too common on the nation’s roadways. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were more than …

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Semi-Truck Accidents vs. Auto Accidents

Road accidents are extremely common, and both semi-trucks and passenger vehicle accidents can result in property damage, injury, and death. However, many factors apply to large commercial truck accidents that …

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Tired Truckers Put Motorists at Risk

Emily Clark. Morgan Bass. Abbie DeLoach. McKay Pittman. Caitlyn Baggett. All promising young nursing students—and all tragically killed in 2015 on an early April morning in a fiery collision with …

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Four Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

There’s a lot that can go wrong when operating an eighteen-wheeled commercial motor vehicle. Call them semi-trucks, big rigs, tractor-trailers, or eighteen-wheelers: They’re big, heavy, and sometimes carry hazardous materials …

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Commercial Traffic Laws in Indiana

Collisions involving commercial motor vehicles can be devastating and expensive for all parties involved. For this reason, there are multiple federal and state laws and regulations that trucking companies and …

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Semi-Truck Hits Spencer-Owen School Bus

A bus full of students got a real scare last month when a semi-truck veered from its lane, struck their bus, and pushed the bus completely off the road. No …

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Trucks Need to Consider Pedestrian Safety

In January of 2016, a Richmond, Indiana woman was hit and run over by a semi-truck while crossing a busy intersection. The driver left the scene of the accident and, …

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Electronic Logging Could Help Reduce Truck Accidents

In the trucking industry, oversight is necessary to ensure safety on the road. Drivers must log their hours to avoid driving while fatigued. Since 1938, drivers kept paper logs. However, …

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Severity of Truck Accident Injuries Not Always Evident

The full extent of injuries sustained in truck accidents is not always obvious. Symptoms can appear much later—sometimes too late, as was the case for a forty-six-year-old man from New …

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Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

On January 12, 2016, a sudden snowstorm causing slick road conditions and high wind gusts was blamed for a massive chain reaction crash involving at least forty vehicles. The crash …

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Truck Accidents Caused By Break Failure

When large trucks such as semis and tractor-trailers are involved in an accident, mechanical failure is a common cause. The United States Department of Transportation estimates that nearly 30% of …

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The Odds of Getting Into a Truck Accident

Truck accidents are much more likely to cause injury and destruction than car accidents, due simply to the weight and size of trucks on the road. Fortunately, statistics indicate that most …

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What Types of Evidence to Preserve After Truck Accidents

The trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the United States Department of Transportation. Since large commercial trucks—such as semis, tractor-trailers, and big rigs—are required …

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Correlation Between Excessive Speeds and Truck Accidents

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that about 14,000 roadway accidents involving large commercial trucks took place between 2009 and 2013, claiming the lives of approximately …

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Federal Trucking Regulations Help Prevent Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucks are often catastrophic. There are federal trucking regulations in place to prevent as many of these accidents as possible. One of the regulations that truckers must …

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NTSB Safety Recommendations for the Trucking Industry

Safety in the trucking sector is an important area for federal agencies such as the National Safety Transportation Board (NTSB). In 2015, the agency created several safety recommendations due to …

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Fatal Truck Accidents in the United States

Trucking accidents are one of the most deadly mishaps in the United States. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 500,000 large trucks (including semis and tractor-trailers) …

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Brain Injuries, Truck Accidents

Long-term Costs of Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent article from Bloomberg News takes an in-depth look at a truck accident that resulted in the death of one woman and serious injuries to her two teen-aged sons. …

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The Aftermath of a Truck Accident

Large trucks pose a serious hazard on the road, particularly to smaller vehicles. Data reported in 2012 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that close to 4,000 people …

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Truck Accidents in Indiana

Indianapolis is nicknamed the “Crossroads of America” for good reason: It’s a major hub for cross-country freeway traffic, with trucks heading north, south, east, and west on Interstates 65, 69, …

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