A “jackknife” accident occurs when the trailer of a tractor-trailer rig swings out from behind the cab at an angle like a folding pocket knife. The swinging trailer may collide with other vehicles or block multiple lanes, causing a serious wreck. These accidents happen for […]
Wage and Overtime Laws for Truck Drivers
As a truck driver, you must understand the laws that affect your profession to avoid being taken advantage of, especially if you work long hours to deliver products on time across the country. There has been a wave of lawsuits regarding wage and overtime disputes, […]
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are some of the most complicated personal injury cases due to the number of parties that can be involved, in addition to the often serious and devastating injuries that these accidents can cause. Even though semi-trucks account for less than 5 percent of […]
How Could a Truck Driver’s Hours Impact an Injury Case?
A combination of factors has led to a trucker shortage in the United States. The American Trucking Association (ATA) projected approximately 80,000 truck driver job vacancies in the U.S. in 2021. The ATA expects that number to grow to 160,000 by 2030. The ATA claims […]
Warning Signs a Semi-Truck Might Be About to Crash
Drivers and their passengers are in danger of injury and death when sharing the road with a semi-truck driving erratically on the highway. Common causes of truck crashes include speeding, cargo shifting, brake problems, and driver error. Knowing what to look for and how to […]
3 Parties Who Might Be Liable for Your Crash With a Large Truck
Accidents involving large, commercial trucks can be extremely dangerous due to the size of these vehicles. Of nearly 5,000 large truck accident fatalities in 2020, 68% were passenger vehicle occupants. These numbers highlight the danger of an accident with a large truck. If you suffer […]
What Happens When a Truck Collides with a Car?
Truck crashes often cause catastrophic injuries to drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles. The larger mass of commercial vehicles causes excessive structural damage to cars and leaves truck crash victims with life-altering injuries that require long-term treatment and rehabilitation for recovery. If you or a […]
Can Truck Drivers Sue if They Were Paid for Fewer Miles Than They Actually Drove?
Truck drivers play a pivotal role in our society. Truck drivers enable stores to remain open and stocked by transporting goods across the country. According to the American Trucking Association, trucks carried 72.5% of America’s cargo goods in 2019. Despite this service, truck drivers and […]
What Makes Truck Accidents Different?
Truck accidents have become more common nationwide. In 2019, there were 5,005 truck accidents across the country. This represents a 43% increase since 2010. The number of injuries also increased by 7%. Most of those injured in large truck accidents were occupants in other vehicles. […]
How Much Compensation Do You Deserve After a Semi-Truck Collision?
Accidents involving semi-trucks can be far more serious than the average motor vehicle accident. Due to their sheer size and weight, large trucks can do considerably more damage. The individuals involved in these accidents frequently suffer life-changing injuries and even death. Seeking compensation after being […]