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Truck Accidents Archives

What are common reasons for truck accidents?

Large semi-trucks are among the most dangerous vehicles to other drivers on the road. The size and weight of these vehicles traveling at high speeds can create a deadly force. Because of the danger that these vehicles present to other drivers in West Virginia, truck drivers are required to abide by certain federal trucking regulations that are there to ensure the safety of others. When a truck driver fails to meet these standards, devastating, sometimes fatal accidents can occur.

Is it possible to sue a truck company?

All accidents in West Virginia involving motor vehicles have the potential to be devastating. However, the chance for serious injuries or even fatalities is often greater when there is a truck accident. Because they drive at such high speeds and often carry such enormous weight, trucks can present an extreme danger to other drivers on the road. This is why there are certain regulations that apply to truck drivers.

Helping you recover recourses following a truck accident

Whether you are a motorist traveling next to a large commercial truck, a truck driver operating a semi-truck or tractor-trailer truck or a trucking company providing this vehicle for deliveries and transportation, there are many risks and dangers associated with these vehicles. While many benefits are provided by commercial trucks, if a trucking company or truck driver is negligent, this could result in a serious or even fatal truck accident.

Sleep apnea may cause serious truck accidents

Truckers are held to a high standard, and for good reason. These individuals operate massive vehicles that, when driven or maintained improperly, can turn into missiles of destruction and death. Due to this risk, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a number of federal regulations aimed to increasing trucking safety. For many who are injured in truck accidents, turning to these regulations may uncover a violation that can help them with a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Yet, acts that don't amount to a breach of these regulations may also provide a foundation for such a lawsuit.

How do federal regulations limit truck driver fatigue?

Whether it is on a snow covered road or on a sunny summer day, sharing the road with large commercial trucks can be nerve-wracking for some motorists. These enormous vehicles can be intimidating to travel near, especially when motorists experience truck drivers that speed, travel too closely or drive over the line. Truck driver fatigue is often the cause of many truck accidents, and many innocent motorists fall victim to negligence every year.

Helping you reclaim your losses in a truck crash

While motorists in West Virginia are used to sharing the road with large vehicles, such as tractor-trailers and semi-trucks, the winter holiday season often means an influx in these 18-wheelers and delivery trucks. With the intent to make timely deliveries of online orders or holiday shipments, these trucks tend to make lengthy trips with large shipments. While this might please the customers, this is not always risk-free to those sharing the road with these trucks. In fact, the increase in commercial trucks during the holidays often means an increase in truck accidents.

The dangers of fatigued truck drivers

Driving while tired is a real danger for motorists in West Virginia. And while many drivers must travel well into the late night hours, it is important to understand the risks associated with drowsy driving. Truck drivers, due to their long travel routes, frequently travel during the night. Even though fewer motorists are on the road during the late night hours, the lives of other drivers and passengers are put at risk when fatigued truck drivers travel on the roadways.

One dead after head-on crash with 18-wheeler

West Virginia residents can barely travel down any major road without encountering a larger commercial truck. The important role these massive vehicles play in our society is evident; however, this does not negate the fact that semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks present countless risks to motorists. Their large size alone makes them prone to huge accident sites. Moreover, a truck accident is a collision that is likely to generate destruction, injuries and even deaths.

New technology aims to reduce distracted driving

Whether a driver is traveling a short or long distance, he or she is likely to encounter situations that will distract him or her from the primary task of driving. Distracted driving is a growing concern among all drivers; however, awareness for this hazardous condition on the roadways in West Virginia and elsewhere among truck drivers is also growing. These drivers are more likely to travel long distances and during the late night hours. Because of that, truck drivers are frequently compelled to use technology to pass the time or make their ride more enjoyable.

Parking shortages make it difficult to tackle driver fatigue

Federal trucking regulations seek to improve safety on the roads and reduce truck accidents. But, truck drivers and trucking companies might encounter difficulties when trying to comply with these regulations. Because of that, this could present some dangerous situations on the roads, possibly increasing the possibility of a truck crash.

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