Category Archives: Truck Accident

When truck accidents are not fatal, victims are left with catastrophic injuries. Truck accident victims and their families may have legal options.

Is It Safe for Cars to Share the Road with 18 Wheelers?

Can 18 wheelers safely share the road with cars and smaller trucks? A minivan and a tractor trailer truck collided on Interstate 78 near Union, New Jersey recently. The incident resulted in one death. The fatal truck crash happened around exit 49 as the vehicles approached Route 124. The minivan’s driver-side was jammed against the truck and its front windshield…
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Did a Trucker Fall Asleep Prior to a New Jersey Truck Accident?

The South Brunswick Patch recently reported on a New Jersey truck accident where the trucker involved fell asleep behind the wheel prior to the wreck. Reportedly, the incident happened in South Brunswick on Rt. 522 at the Stouts Lane intersection. The traffic light at the intersection was damaged as a result of the wreck. The trucker fell asleep while driving,…
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How Would You Solve Fatigued Driving in the Commercial Trucking Industry?

In 2014, comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine was slammed into by a Walmart truck driver on the New Jersey Turnpike. The truck driver had been awake for more than 24 hours. Tracy Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury, and spent more than one year healing before returning to his career. Last week’s accident in Bridgewater also involved a drowsy semi-truck driver….
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What Types of Records are Important in a Truck Accident Case?

There are several ways commercial trucking companies may cause accidents. They might hire unsafe drivers, neglect routine maintenance or ignore other regulations. There may be a documented history of unsafe practices that can become useful evidence in a truck accident case. The following examples are types of evidence that might be useful after a truck accident: Hours of service logs:…
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Should Commercial Truckers Undergo Sleep Apnea Screening?

Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that can significantly increase the risk of causing an auto accident. Among those millions are commercial drivers operating big rigs, buses and other large vehicles. Sleep apnea can be screened for and treated once a diagnosis is made. However, progress has been slow to develop rules for sleep apnea screening. Why…
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The New Device That Will Make Proving Fault in Truck Accidents Easier

Fatigued driving is one of the primary causes of truck accidents nationwide. In many cases, truckers exceed the time they are allowed to drive under hours of service rules. Hours of service rules are federal regulations that dictate how long truckers can operate before taking resting periods. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has devised several solutions for keeping…
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Five Things You Probably Never Knew About Truck Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, more than 333,000 truck-related collisions were reported last year alone. Semi-trucks regularly weigh between 15,000 and 20,000 pounds. This is why it takes trucks three times longer to come to a stop as passenger cars, and five times more likely to cause serious injury or death. Truck accidents are extremely dangerous…
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Responsible Parties in Truck Accidents

Truck accidents in New Jersey and across the U.S. are grim realities. The features of an 18-wheeler and its massive size typically lead to devastation when these semis are involved in a collision with a passenger vehicle. But, when these tragedies strike and the driver of the passenger vehicle is not at fault, who is liable? The answer is almost…
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What To Do When You Are in a Trucking Accident

If you are involved in an accident with a semi, 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer or other large truck, your first concern should be the safety and physical condition of your passengers and yourself. These accidents are usually very serious and often even fatal. However, if you are conscious and haven’t been whisked away by an ambulance, the following tips can be very…
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Suing a Commercial Truck Company for Your Accident

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident that resulted in injury or death, you have the legal right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages and losses. These types of lawsuits are typically extremely complicated, and it’s often difficult to even determine who bears responsibility without the counsel of a legal professional. For this…
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