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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…

Injured in Tractor Trailer Accident? A Corpus Christi Truck Accident Attorney Will Fight for You

Corpus Christi, TX- Corpus Christi is a large port city so there is a great deal of commercial truck traffic throughout the city. With such a large number of trucks on the roads, it is inevitable that eventually there will be a truck accident.…

Alcohol Could be a Factor in Deadly Semi-Truck Accident

Platte County, MO- Police believe that alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal truck accident that occurred early Tuesday morning leaving a Kansas woman dead and her young child without a mother. The tragedy unfolded around 8 a.m. Tuesday…

Tanker Truck Dangles over Highway Erupts in Blaze, Spilling Over 8,000 Gallons of Crude Oil

Commerce, CA- The driver of an oil tanker truck is lucky to be alive after his vehicle plunged over a highway overpass and erupted in a blaze early Sunday morning. Surprisingly, only the truck driver was injured, but his tanker was destroyed…

Motorist Dead After Fiery Tractor Trailer Accident in Gwinnett County; What Was the Cause of the Accident?

Gwinnett County, GA- A motorist died Saturday on I-85 after being involved in a fiery collision with a tractor trailer Saturday just before noon. The accident took place in the southbound lanes of the I-85 near Peachtree Road in Suwanee  According…

Georgia Woman Dies in Semi-Truck Accident, Is a Wrongful Death Suit Justified?

Dekalb County, GA- A Georgia woman was killed earlier this month when she was struck by a tractor-trailer about 15 miles outside of Atlanta. The fatal collision occurred on October 11th at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Mableton Parkway. Investigators…

Possible Medical Condition Cause of Accident Involving Semi-truck and 13 Vehicles

Cherry Hills Village, CO- Authorities are trying to determine if the truck driver that caused a thirteen car pile-up in Colorado Monday afternoon suffered from a medical condition moments before the accident. According to police, a semi-truck…

Mom Who Lost Teens in Georgia Truck Accident Calls for Tougher Safety Regulations

Dekalb County, GA- A mother whose two teen daughters were killed in a Georgia truck accident is working with safety advocacy groups to toughen the standards for underride guards on tractor-trailers. In May of this year, Marianne Karth or North…

Trucking Company Ordered to Pay $9.5 Million Accident Settlement

Victoria, TX- The victims of a semi-truck accident from 2012 won a huge victory when a court awarded them a $9.5 million accident settlement. Calvin Stovall, of Victoria said he is still recovering from the accident that left him with a head…

Ohio Lawmakers Aim to Restrict Truck Lane Access

Cleveland, OH- Truckers who make their way for Ohio may soon have to face tougher laws as state legislators have proposed a law that would restrict their access to far left lanes on state highways. House Bill 287, sponsored by Rep. Ohio State…

Three Dead After Garbage Truck Collides With Car in Suburban Chicago

Glenview, IL- Three people are dead after they were struck by a garbage truck in Glenville, Illinois early Tuesday afternoon. Police say that the garbage truck was traveling north on Harlem Ave. when it struck a vehicle traveling east on Harrison…

Trip to Disneyland Delayed by Fiery Truck Accident in Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles, CA- A Los Angeles tourist was ready to embark on a day of fun and adventure with his family at Disneyland, but a fiery truck collision delayed their vacation plans. Bob Michels probably didn’t realize that morning was going to…

Los Angeles MTA Driver’s Family Files Lawsuit after Fatal Accident with Tow Truck

Los Angeles, CA- The family of Olivia Gamboa, who was killed when a dump truck ran a red light in downtown Los Angeles, has filed a lawsuit naming the other driver’s estate, the dump truck company and the bus manufacturer as defendants. Gamboa,…

Truck Driver Cited After Collision with Delaware University Bus Injures 40

Bear, DE- The driver of a tractor-trailer that collided with a University of Delaware bus and injured 40 passengers has been cited for traffic violations. The accident took place around 10 p.m. Thursday night in Bear, Delaware. As the chartered…

One Dead and 44 Injured After Collision between Greyhound Bus and Tractor-Trailer

Union County, PA- One person is dead and 44 others are injured after a Greyhound bus collided with a tractor-trailer in central Pennsylvania early this morning. The Greyhound bus which was carrying 50 passengers, embarked from New York City…

Numerous Questions Arise in Aftermath of Monster Truck Accident That Killed Eight in Mexico

Chihuahua, Mexico- Authorities are questioning the cause of a horrible accident at a Monster Truck rally in Chihuahua, Mexico that killed eight people and left 78 injured after the driver lost control. Amid the investigations, both government…

Fiery Tractor Trailer Crash Leaves Three Dead

Smyth County, VA- A collision between a tanker truck carrying fuel and a DOT vehicle has left three men dead and backed up traffic in I-81 Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon just before 3:30 p.m. when the fuel tanker…

Collision between Church Bus and Tractor-Trailer Leaves Eight Dead and 14 Injured

Dandridge, TN- A bus carrying elderly church members back home to North Carolina lost control, setting off a fiery chain-reaction collision that left eight people dead and 14 others injured. The Wednesday afternoon collision tied up Interstate…

Truck Accidents Are More Deadly than Car Collisions

Atlanta, GA- In 2011, there were approximately 1.25 million registered commercial vehicles and the trucking industry is poised to grow. During the same year the trucking industry earned closed to $300 billion and that figure is projected to…

Speeding Motorcyclists and Semi Collide on Atlanta freeway Setting of Fiery Chain-Reaction Accident

Atlanta, GA- A late August accident, involving two motorcycles, a semi and two passenger vehicles which occurred on an Atlanta-area freeway demonstrates the risks drivers take when they drive at extremely high speeds. The strange chain-reaction…

Investigation Finds Numerous Safety Violations for Truck involved in Fatal Accident

Concord, NH-An inquiry has revealed that the tractor-trailer involved in a fatal collision on I-93 in New Hampshire last week had a number of safety violations and should not have been on the road. On Sept. 18th, Alan Condon was driving his…

Why You Should Hire a Truck Accident Attorney?

Sarasota, FL- There are hundreds of thousands of truck accidents in the U.S. each year. Of those collisions involving large trucks, approximately 5,000 end in fatalities and 20 percent result in at least one non-fatal injury, according to the…

California Driver Charged with DWI after Missouri Truck Accident

Kansas City, MO- A California man has been charged with DWI after he overturned his truck in St. Joseph, approximately 50 miles north of Kansas City. The truck accident took place Thursday on State Route U just after 4 p.m. According to authorities,…

Tractor-Trailer Crash Spills Champagne on Massachusetts Highway

Griswold, MA- The bubbly was flowing but it wasn’t because of happy occasion. Instead, it was a collision between tractor trailer and a state Department of Transportation vehicle, which closed Interstate 395 for a couple of hours and snarled…