Truck Driver Involved in Fatal Illinois Accident Has Troubling Record

Lake, IL- Late last month, an Illinois Tollway maintenance employee was killed and state trooper was injured when they were struck by a tractor-trailer on the Regan Memorial Parkway outside of Aurora. The accident took place in January 28th…

Army Women’s Basketball Bus Rear-Ended by Tractor-Trailer

Salt Lake City, UT- Most of the 41 people on the Army Black Knights' women's basketball team bus only suffered minor injuries when their bus was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred on Route 33 in the Bethlehem…

Florida Boy Dies after Being Struck By Tractor Trailer

Ft. Lauderdale, FL- An Orange County boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while he was riding his bike to school Monday morning. Florida Highway patrol said 6 year-old Jaden Vasquez Vallejo was riding his bike along Landstar Blvd.…

Wrongful Death Claims after a Syracuse Truck Accident

Syracuse, NY- There is approximately 5.6 million tractor-trailers in the U.S. These large trucks can present a great danger to motorists and are twice as likely to cause death when they are involved in a traffic accident. When you have lost…

Houston Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Collision Culpability

Houston, TX- The overwhelming majority of goods in the U.S. are transported by 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks. Large trucks have a dominant presence on the many highways and roadways that run throughout Texas and accident involving…

Have You Been Hurt in a Truck Accident? Let a Cobb County Truck Accident Attorney Help

Cobb County, GA – Atlanta, Georgia, one of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, sees a great deal of truck traffic. Countless numbers of large commercial vehicles travel the interstates leading into and out of the city. Main arteries…

Los Angeles Man Killed in Tractor-trailer Hit-and-Run Accident

Los Angeles, CA- Hit and run accidents have plagued the city of Los Angeles which a fatal traffic accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle clearly demonstrated The incident occurred in Fontana at San Bernardino and Etiwanda…

GDOT Warns Tractor-Trailers to Avoid Georgia after Snow and Ice Cause Traffic Gridlock

Atlanta, GA-Georgia officials are still trying to contain the chaos created by a winter storm that left the country’s sixth largest metropolitan crippled. Thousands of motorists were stranded in their cars for nearly 24 hours as the busy interstates…

What You Should Know About Atlanta Truck Accidents

Atlanta, GA- Being involved in a truck accident can be terrifying even when you are able to walk away unscathed. Here will we will discuss questions truck accident victims in Atlanta usually have. What information should I exchange with a truck…

Syracuse Injury Attorney Discusses Equipment Failure and Truck Accidents

Syracuse, NY- Accidents involving 18 wheelers and other large commercial vehicles can be caused by a number of factors. Those factors can include driver errors such as fatigue, distraction or intoxication, but by far the primary cause of truck…

Truck driver Charged for Fatal Toll Booth Accident

Allentown, PA- Authorities have charged the truck driver responsible for a January 13 fatal accident at Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission toll plaza on Interstate 78 in Williams Township. Authorities have charged an Allentown man…

Houston Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Accident Victim Injuries

Neck and spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and burns are among the most common injuries sustained after a collision with a big rig, Houston truck accident attorneys say.  These injuries can sometime be minor, but unfortunately,…

Maximize Your Injury Settlement with a Syracuse Truck Accident Attorney

Syracuse, NY- Trucking is a billion dollars in industry with over 15 million large commercial trucks operating in the U.S., 20 percent of which are tractor-trailers. According to the New York Department of Transportation there were 10, 345 truck…

Building a Strong Injury Claim with an Illinois Truck Accident Attorney

Illinois- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that there are over a hundred thousand truck accidents on the nation’s roads and highways each year, and many of these accidents result in serious injuries or death. If you…

Determining Liability in New York Truck Accidents

Syracuse, NY- Commercial truck accounts for 80 percent of all freight transportation in the U.S. Over the past decade the number of commercial trucks on the nation’s roads, highways and interstates has increased by 20 percent and is expected…

A Colorado Truck Accident Attorney Can Assure a Successful Injury Claim

Denver, CO- Each year in the U.S. there are approximately 500, 000 truck accidents, according the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Of those accidents involving tractor trailers, tankers and other large trucks, an average of 5,000…

Tractor-Trailer and Bus Collide, Several Students and Both Drivers Injured

Johnston County, NC- A school bus carrying 12 students was struck by a tractor-trailer early this morning, causing injury to eleven students and sending both the truck and bus driver Authorities say the accident occurred just after 7 a.m. this…

Trucking Company Cited for Retaliation after Firing Trucker

Seattle, WA- Federal officials have ordered an Oregon to pay a former driver back pay and clear his employment record after he was fired for refusing to ignore federal trucking regulations. The order was issued by The Occupational Safety and…

One Killed in Pennsylvania Truck Accident

North Hampton County, PA- One driver is dead after their vehicle became trapped under tractor-trailer truck and burst into flames in Northwestern Pennsylvania. The accident took place at the in westbound lanes of Interstate 78 at the Delaware…

Connecticut Truck Accident Claims

Hartford, CT- Each year, there are close to half a million accidents involving large commercial vehicles throughout the U.S. And though it’s true that passenger vehicle accidents are more common than large truck accidents, these accidents…

The Role of Fatigued Driving in Truck Accidents

Cobb County, GA- The trucking industry is a crucial element of the American economy. Truckers are hard-working individuals that make certain food and other goods arrive to stores for our consumption. They are under extreme pressure to make certain…

Truck Driver Suspected of DUI After Causing Fiery Crash

Lake Forest Park, WA-The quick actions of two Good Samaritans and a police officer saved a woman from perishing in a fire which erupted after she was rear-ended by a semi-truck driver on State Route 522 on Monday. Police are now investigating…

Sewage Truck Causes Multiple Home Fires

Hauppauge, NY- Two homes in the Dix Hills suffered extensive damage over the weekend when a sewage truck slammed into a utility pole and set off a chain of events that led to widespread power outages. Around 3:15 Saturday, January 5th, the…

Driver Error Truck Accidents

Cobb County, GA- While not as common as accidents involving passenger vehicles, truck accidents can be dangerous and are frequently deadly, more so than most traffic collisions. Errors made by truck drivers are the most common causes of truck…

Speeding Truck Accident in Cobb County

Cobb County, GA- Any driver, who drives well over the speed limit, is putting themselves and others in danger. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway safety, of the 42 traffic fatalities in Cobb County in 2011, 10 of them were caused…

Feds Shutdown Three South Carolina Trucking Companies Citing Numerous Violations

Waterboro, SC- Three South Carolina trucking companies which operate throughout the Southeast have been closed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after the agency determined the companies to be a hazard public safety. The three…

Injured by Drunken Truck Driver in Cobb County?

Cobb County, GA-Drinking and driving is not only dangerous for the driver, but it is puts other motorists in harm’s way. The majority of fatal traffic accidents throughout the U.S involve one driver who is intoxicated. Anyone who drives while…

Georgia Tractor Trailer Accident Statistics

Fulton County, GA- Tractor-trailers, semis and other large commercial vehicles are essential to the American economy and are familiar sight on interstates and roadways throughout Georgia. When these large trucks are involved in traffic accident,…

Frequently Asked Questions about Fulton County Truck Accidents

Fulton County, GA- Truck accidents while less common than passenger vehicle accidents can be serious and often deadly. Here we seek to answer some of the more common questions. What are my legal rights after a truck accident? You, as the victim…

What Should You Do After a Truck Accident?

Houston, TX- If you have been involved in accident with a large commercial truck you are probably, and understandably, shaken. You may be unsure what to do next, but there are certain steps you need to take to protect your legal rights and assure…

Distracted Driving and Truck Accidents

New Mexico- Distracted driving has always been an issue for motorists, but imagine if that motorist is in control of a fully-loaded tractor-trailer that can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. The consequences can be devastating if that truck is involved…

Georgia Tractor Trailer Accident Leaves Three Dead

Brunswick, GA- Police say the truck driver who set off a seven-vehicle accident in South Georgia near the Florida border was driving too fast for road conditions. The chain of collision left three Florida residents dead and several other injured. Georgia…

Feds Take Aim At Truck Drivers with Sleep Apnea

Washington, D.C. – Drowsy or fatigued driving poses significant risks to all motorists, but imagine if a driver is in command of a large and heavy tractor trailer. New regulations have been placed on the trucking industry to make certain truck…

Driver Killed in Multi-vehicle Tractor Trailer Accident

Fulton County, GA- A jack-knifed tractor-trailer wreaked havoc on Interstate 285 over the weekend causing a chain of collisions and leaving on motorist dead. Police say that Walmart tractor-trailer jackknifed on Interstate-285 in between Donald…

How to Drive Safely and Avoid a Commercial Truck Accident

Houston, TX- Thousands of people are injured or killed each year in accidents involving large commercial trucks. While there are fewer truck accidents than passenger vehicle accidents, these heavy behemoths can make motorists very nervous. Eighty-percent…

New Mexico Family Wins Wrongful Death Suit against Trucking Company

Albuquerque, NM- After a decade-long legal battle, the family of a New Mexico woman who suffocated to death in sand flowing from a semi-truck that had just hit her was awarded $80 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. Laura Miera, 48, died on…

Underride Guards Fail to Protect Motorists in Truck Accidents

Atlanta, GA- In 2011, over 250 people were killed in accidents where their vehicles were pushed under a tractor trailer and an additional 5,000 were injured according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety who is advocating for tougher…

Texas Family Awarded $281 after Fatal Truck Accident

Dimmitt County, TX- A Texas jury has awarded the family of a man who was killed a stray part from a tractor-trailer, $281 million in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit. Carlos Aguilar, a U.S. veteran, was working at the Eagle Ford Shale…

How to Choose a Truck Accident Attorney

Atlanta, GA- When you have been injured in any type of accident, choosing the right personal injury attorney can be a difficult decision. You want an attorney that can ensure your case is successful and you get the compensation you need. But…

New Trucking Regulations Aim to Reduce Truck Accidents

Miami, FL- In July of this year, Florida Governor, Rick Scott, signed a sweeping highway safety bill, H.B. 7125, which was aimed at making Florida roadways less dangerous for millions of motorists and reduce truck accidents. The new legislation…

Trucking Safety Issue: Commercial Driver’s License

Houston, TX- One of the first line offenses on preventing truck accidents is to require that drivers have the experience, qualifications and sound safety record before they are allowed to get behind the wheel of a large truck. But there are…

Truck Accident Victims Can Maximize Their Compensation with a Houston Attorney

Houston, TX-The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there 500,000 truck accidents throughout the nation on an annual basis. While truck accidents as less common than auto mobile accidents, when they do occur they tend…

Semi-truck Rear-ends Amish Buggy, Killing Mother and Daughter

Mercer County, PA- An unfortunate accident over the weekend involving a semi-truck and Amish buggy left a mother and her daughter dead and their girl’s older brother struggling to stay alive. The accident took place Saturday at sunset in…

Trucking Company Shutdown for Numerous Driver and Safety Violations

Fulton County, GA- Despite recent criticism over lack oversight, regulators for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently shut down a North Carolina truck company after an investigation revealed numerous safety violations. The…

Common Injuries Sustained in Truck Accidents

San Francisco, CA- Semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are big, so when these trucks are involved in an accident, then ensuing injuries are big. Some truck accident victims are fortunate and don’t sustain serious injuries, but when the…

Why You Need a San Francisco Truck Accident Attorney?

San Francisco, CA- Trucking is a billion dollar industry and there are over 15 million large commercial trucks on the nation’s highways, 20 percent of which are tractor-trailers. Traffic accidents involving passenger vehicles are more prevalent…

Blazing Truck Accident at Toll Plaza Leaves Two Dead and Six Others Injured, What was the Cause

Houston, TX- An out of control dump truck caused pandemonium at toll plaza in the Houston area last Friday as it plowed into a multiple cars and a toll both then burst into flames. Now investigators are trying to determine what caused the fatal…

Are Trucking Regulations to Combat Fatigued Driving Making the Highways More Dangerous?

Springfield, MO- Drowsy and fatigued driving is a problem that affects all drivers, whether they drive a large commercial truck or a passenger vehicle. While the feds can’t regulate all drivers, they recently passed new regulations to keep…

Safety Board Says Increase in Truck and Bus Accidents Due to Lax Oversight

Atlanta, GA- Injury accidents involving large commercial trucks have been declining, but fatal truck and bus accidents are edging up. And the National Traffic Safety Board faults lax oversight on behalf of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration…

Intoxicated Driving and Truck Accidents

Springfield, MO- Driving while intoxicated is a major issue in the U.S. and accounts for almost one-quarter of all fatal traffic accidents. While not a common problem, some large commercial truck accidents are caused by truck drivers who have…

The Role of Equipment Failure in Truck Accidents

Fulton County, GA- Accidents involving large commercial truck are not as common as vehicle accidents, but they can harmful and sometimes deadly. In order to curtail truck accidents on the nation’s highways and roads, federal agencies and trucking…

How are Semi-Truck Accidents Different than Vehicle Accidents?

Kansas City, MO-There are an average or 500,000 truck accidents in the U.S. every year, according to the NHTSA. Some of these accidents are not serious but more often than not they entail catastrophic injuries and even death. Accidents involving…

NTSB Says Fatal Train vs. Truck Accident Due to Poor Planning

Midland, TX- After almost a year-long investigation, the NTSB has concluded that fatal accident between a tractor-trailer and a train last Veteran’s Day was caused by poor planning on the part of parade organizers and city officials. The…

Truck Accident Fatalities Edge Up

Lake Oswego, OR- If you regularly take the highways and roadways in and around Lake Oswego, you’ve probably noticed the proliferation of large commercial trucks. The number of these trucks on the road is only expected to increase two-fold…

Who is Liable When I’m Injured in a Truck Accident?

Springfield, MO- The number of commercial trucks on the nation’s roads has increased by 20 percent over the past decade. The $3 billion dollar trucking industry is expected to double by 2015 which means the number of large commercial trucks…

Effective Truck Accident Investigations Help Victims

Dekalb County, GA- If you have ever been involved in truck accident, you know the complexities that arise in their wake. Over a hundred thousand truck accidents occur on the nation’s highways each year with tens of thousands resulting in personal…

One Person Killed and Six Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident

Galloway Township, NJ- A chain reaction collision involving a tractor-trailer and three vehicles in Galloway Township left one man dead and six others injured Monday morning. A 23 year-old truck driver, Greg Hoover, was traveling west on Route…

Overturned Truck Creates Sticky Situation on Georgia Freeway

DeKalb County, GA- A semi-truck that overturned on I-75 in Forsyth, south of Atlanta, Sunday morning created a sticky situation for first responders and motorists after spilling bees, hives and honey across the highway. The accident took place…

Trucker Caused Fatal Accident While Using Facebook

Phoenix, AZ- Truck driver Jorge Espinoza was on Facebook, looking at semi-pornographic photos of women when he caused a fatal accident which took the life of an Arizona law enforcement officer. On May 6th, Espinoza was driving on Interstate…

Bad Weather Cited in SUV, Tractor-Trailer Accident; Is a Driver Liable in Inclement Weather?

Greenwich Township, NJ- Police say that inclement weather contributed to a traffic collision involving a tractor-trailer and a SUV early Friday morning on Interstate 78. New Jersey State Police say that Three Bridges resident Karin Kaiser was…