Truck Accidents Blog Posts

Why You Need an Experienced Greensboro Truck Accident Attorney

Even though truck accidents account for only about 3% of all accidents on the roads of the United States, there are over 145,000 people seriously injured or killed in such an accident every year. The numbers are climbing, too, by at least 20% over the past two decades alone. When an accident occurs with a Read More

Who Is to Blame After Your Truck Accident?

Truck accidents are a blight on our roadways, and it’s unforgivable that they continue to be on the rise, considering that we’ve got a litany of regulations on the industry designed specifically to prevent accidents, as well as increased awareness of the damage they can cause. Truck accidents are up 20% since 2008, and over Read More

What to Do When a Brake Failure Causes a Truck Accident

According to a recent massive Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study, brake failures are the most common contributing mechanical factor in large truck accidents. Since there were over 3,744 fatal accidents involving large trucks in 2014 alone, brake problems are therefore no small matter when it comes to public safety. However, as any experienced truck Read More

What a Lawyer Can Do for You After a Big Truck Accident

Commercial trucking accidents are a bigger mess than one might initially think. Usually, the name labeled on all sides of the truck is not the owner of the truck, which starts the confusion for most. The name found on the sides of the truck is the person renting/leasing the vehicle. What Affects the Event of Read More

How Fault is Determined in a Commercial Truck Accident

When a commercial truck is involved in an accident, there are many different parties that have something to say. Each person involved might be responsible, so they start pointing fingers. If there is an issue with the brakes, the owner could say that the brakes were faulty. If the driver was falling asleep, the driver Read More

Driving Tips that Will Keep You Safe This Summer

Windows down, bags packed, music blasting and the shining sun: all perfect signs of an epic summer road trip. It’s so easy to want to get out as fast as you can to make sure you can capture that wonderful weekend before work starts up again—or to utilize as many days of summer break. To Read More

How To Make Safe Right Turns For Truck Drivers

At intersections, a semi-truck requires more than one lane to make a right turn because of its large size. They often start their turn from the left lane and move into the right lane upon completion. This risks collisions with smaller vehicles behind the truck that attempt to pass on its right side. These motorists Read More

Avoiding The Jackknife

When a truck jackknifes, the tractor and trailer form a V shape. This resembles the shape that a jackknife makes when folding the blade into its handle. The tractor-trailer rig is very much like a jackknife because it has two rigid parts, the tractor and the trailer that are connected by a hinge which is Read More

First Of All, Just What Is Whiplash?

First of all, just what is whiplash? In many traffic accidents, the suddenness and severity of the impact strains and even tears soft tissue in the neck. It is also possible that nerve damage and spinal disc damage will occur. In some crashes, ligaments tear or rupture, and cervical vertebrae may fracture. Any or all Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys Can Help You During the Healing Process

If you have recently been involved in an accident that involved a big rig, you might be in the recovery stage right now. While you’re healing, the last thing that you might want to think about is meeting with a team of trucking accident attorneys, but there are actually a few ways that one of these Read More

Avoid Dangerous Trucking Rollovers With These Preparation Tips

Short of running the car off the road, it takes a lot to make a sedan roll over. However, this isn’t the case for a big semi-truck. Rollover accidents are a common occurrence in the trucking industry and are responsible for many truck driver deaths each year. Most if not all truck rollovers are preventable. Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys Recommend 3 Tips for Safer Night Truck Driving

Driving at night is a high risk activity. It’s dark and the artificial light from road lamps and headlights are no substitute for sunlight. People are driving on the road in a fatigued and drowsy state. You as a trucker must be alert, both to your own driving mistakes and to those of others on Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Offer Three Tips for Safe Semi-Truck Driving

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, you will have to share the road with vehicles of a variety of sizes, ranging from small passenger cars (and even smaller motorcycles) to semi-trucks. Whether you are a semi-truck driver or you driver a smaller vehicle, part of keeping yourself and others safe on the road is Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Offer Tips For Avoiding Crashes With Big Rigs

Some of the most catastrophic accidents on the nation’s roadways occur when semi tractor-trailers don’t stop in time for slowing traffic. Many of these crashes occur in construction zones. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 18%, or more than one in six, semi accidents are rear-end collisions. This is what happened on June 25, Read More

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Discuss Injuries To Former Sheriff

A spokesman for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol provided details of a collision between a Ford F-350 pickup truck and a motorcycle that occurred on Highway 33 near Chocowinity on Sunday, August 9, at about 7:30 p.m. Collision at Intersection The spokesman said that the westbound 42-year-old pickup truck driver from Kinston attempted a Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys: Alleged Brake Failure On Interstate Off Ramp

Troopers believe that a brake failure on a big rig resulted in a crash in the western part of the state on Friday, July 17. The Buncombe County incident occurred at about 8 a.m. on an off ramp leading from Interstate 40 to Wiggins Road. At the time, the semi was en route from the Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Discussed Two-vehicle Crash Involving Big Rig

A Lexington-area crash involving a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and an 18-wheeler on Thursday, July 16, resulted in injury and loss of life. According to a report by The Dispatch, the accident happened on the southbound I-85 Business Loop at approximately 9 p.m. when the vehicles collided near Winston Road. Big Rig Rear-ended According to authorities, Read More

Accident Attorney Debunks Three Common Distracted Driving Myths

Before the advent of mobile technology, there were plenty of things to distract the driver. These included the radio, CD player, drinks, food, and personal grooming. Thanks to mobile technology and small computers in the form of tablets, there is no shortage of things to keep the driver’s attention away from his driving. In addition, Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys Discuss Winston-Salem Crash On U.S. 52

An early morning collision on June 9 between a car and a semi tractor-trailer sent several people to the hospital, according to a wfmy report. Accident Details The semi driver stated that his rig was in the right lane of southbound U.S. 52 when an automobile passed him in the left lane. The driver of the Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers in NC Offer Victims and Families Free Legal Help

Did you know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes a report each year that includes semi-truck accident statistics? The latest report available to the public indicated that in excess of 300,000 big rigs crashed in 2013 and more than 3,000 of those accidents proved fatal. Driver error was to blame in 71% of Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Discuss 2013 Stats

Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) releases data about car and truck accidents that occur on U.S. roadways. The most recent dataset regarding large truck accidents are sobering to say the least.  Those who drive cars are far more susceptible to injuries and death when being involved in an accident involving a Read More

Local Dump Truck Accident Wrecks Morning Commute

A local accident in Winston-Salem, North Carolina involved at least four vehicles during the early morning commute on April 22. The four-car wreck occurred on Interstate 40 near U.S. 52. The first responders on the scene were members of the Forsyth Emergency Services. Witnesses reported that dump truck overturned and began to leak fuel while Read More