The force that is created when your car crashes into an object, whether a stationary object or another vehicle, is enough to send your spine into fits. If you were lucky enough, the crash you were just in was not bad enough to crush you. Unfortunately, you are not out of the woods just yet. […]
Category: Truck Accidents
Fatal Crash on I-64 in Norfolk
Police are investigating a fatal crash on I-64 in Norfolk near Granby Street that killed a female passenger in one vehicle. Virginia State Police said the crash happened around 2:45 a.m., in the construction area of the highway, when the driver of a Ford Fusion switched lanes suddenly and veered into a jersey barrier on […]
Why Have Fatal Truck Accidents Increased Since 2009?
There are more trucks than ever on roadways, and the economy depends on trucks transporting goods. The Coronavirus (COVID -19) pandemic has shown how essential delivery workers are to the economy, and trucks are needed to make sure goods are delivered. When it comes to truck accidents, data from the 2018 Pocket Guide to Large […]
How is Fault Determined in a Truck Accident Case?
Virginia is a bustling commerce center. Trucks routinely traverse the state, moving consumer goods and other cargo. From highways to city roads, trucks are a vital part of the economy. With so much activity, the chance for a driver to be involved in a truck accident is relatively high. Accidents involving large commercial trucks are […]
Why is a Head-On Truck Accident so Dangerous?
A head-on truck accident is so dangerous because occupants in the passenger vehicles will likely incur severe or fatal injuries. According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports, 4,000 fatal truck accidents occur each year in the United States. Most of the victims are the occupants in the passenger vehicles. There are several reasons […]
How can Rogue Wheels Cause Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents are relatively common, and many of these accidents are due to driver errors. However, a truck malfunction can also cause an accident. One of the lesser-known malfunctions is a wheel falling off the truck. When a wheel falls off a truck, it can cause severe injuries and property damage. There is usually no […]
How can Trucking Companies and Drivers Improve Safety?
According to the most recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) truck and bus accident report, approximately 5,096 large trucks and busses were involved in fatal crashes in a single year. Many traffic safety experts believe that trucking companies can do more to prevent truck accidents, injuries, medical bills, and repairs. Below are some practical […]
Do Trucks Need Stricter Safety Laws and Regulations?
Both federal and state laws govern the trucking industry. These regulations provide standards that trucking companies, truck owners, and truck drivers must meet. Federally, the agencies that regulate the truck driving industry include the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). On a state level, each state has a […]
What are the Dangers of Highway Driving?
When the construction of connected roadways first began, the face of American travel and commerce changed. As more roads were built, the easier it became to transport goods across the country. However, such progress increased vehicle accidents, particularly those involving trucks. Highway accidents routinely account for a large percentage of all traffic accidents, injuries, and […]
When is a Trucking Company Liable for an Accident?
According to estimates from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), more than 500,000 truck accidents occur every year. These wrecks cause painful bodily injuries and millions of dollars in property damage, lost wages, and other financial losses. It is not always easy to figure out who is responsible for a truck accident. In some […]