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Four Common Types of Truck Accidents

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Large truck accidents tend to have devastating consequences. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a majority of deaths in large truck and vehicle accidents are the occupants of the smaller passenger vehicles involved in collisions with the trucks. Commercial trucks often weigh 20 to 30 times as much as passenger cars and […]

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What to Do If You Have Been Rear Ended by a Large Truck

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One of the most common types of truck accidents is when a large truck rear-ends a smaller passenger vehicle. We tend to see these types of collisions because the stopping time for tractor-trailers or big rigs is much greater than for smaller vehicles such as cars or SUVs. Truck drivers who are distracted or fatigued […]

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Investigating Large Truck Accidents: What You Need to Know

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Truck accidents often result in major injuries and fatalities, particularly affecting those who travel in smaller passenger vehicles. The main problem here is the vulnerability of the occupants of the smaller vehicles. Large trucks typically weigh at least 20 to 30 times as much as passenger vehicles. They are also taller with greater ground clearance, […]

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Driverless Trucks: Are They Safe?

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Driverless trucks are no longer the stuff of sci-fi movies. Automakers such as Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen are developing and testing big rigs that may in the near future, have self-driving technology. Several tests have already been conducted. Two years ago, a platoon of driverless trucks were test-driven in Europe. Months later, a beer truck […]

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The Dangers of Distracted Truck Driving

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Driving while distracted can be dangerous for all drivers. However, when it involves trucks, the consequences may be even more devastating because of their size and weight. When a big rig strikes a smaller passenger vehicle, invariably, the occupants of the smaller vehicle suffer more grievous injuries. It is common for distracted driving to be […]

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Four Things You Should Know About Truck Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue

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Exhaustion or fatigue is quite a natural reaction, which occurs when you’ve been working for long periods of time without any breaks. When fatigue strikes, many of us don’t take it too seriously. We may view it as a minor annoyance and something to possibly power through. But when a driver becomes drowsy or exhausted […]

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Three Major Differences Between a Car Accident and Truck Accident Lawsuit

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 Car accidents and truck accidents are both technically categorized as “auto accidents.” However, as New York truck accident lawyers, we know that while there are similarities when it comes handling both types of cases, there are also several differences. There are a number of factors that affect truck accidents, which may not really affect car […]

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Unsafe Practices by Truck Drivers That Cause Major Accidents

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 Truck drivers and trucking firms are governed by a number of laws whose intent is to prevent unsafe practices such as fatigued driving, operating the truck while distracted, etc. However, when these laws are not enforced or followed it tends to leave us – the people sharing the roadway – exposed to the risk of […]

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Five Facts You Need to Know About Truck Accidents

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 There are about 3.5 million truck drivers operating in the United States. When a smaller vehicle collides with a large truck, it is usually the passenger vehicle and its occupants that suffer the more significant injuries and damages. As you drive down any major highway in New York, large trucks and tractor-trailers or big rigs […]

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims to Prevent Large Truck Underride Accidents

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 U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Marco Rubio have unveiled a bipartisan bill to modify truck safety standards and help prevent the kind of truck accidents that left four people dead this summer on Interstate 81 in Oswego County, New York. Gillibrand and Rubio say their law would require “underride guards” to be installed on the […]

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