Trucking Accident

What is the Number One Cause of Truck Accidents?

There are many causes of large truck accidents. Oftentimes, these causes can be lumped into the leading category of human error, as opposed to road defects or truck defects. Examples of human error include: Drunk driving Driving under the influence of prescription medications, illegal drugs, or other controlled substances Fatigued and drowsy driving Inadequate commercial …

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Catastrophic Truck Accident Injuries

Semi-trucks are very large, very heavy vehicles. It goes without saying that they cause horrendous devastation when they are involved in collisions with other motor vehicles. If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident like this, you may be facing life-altering injuries, such as: Injuries to the back, neck, and spinal …

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How Truck Driver Fatigue Leads to Semi-Truck Accidents

In the United States, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established regulations which restrict the number of hours a truck driver can work. Despite these rules, truck driver fatigue continues to be one of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents. This is because trucking companies often put profit before the regulatory standards, …

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What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is any injury that has life-altering consequences. They often lead to ongoing medical treatment, long-term physical care, or permanent disability. With the help of our experienced personal injury lawyers at Shaw Cowart LLP, you can pursue compensation for the immediate and future consequences of catastrophic injuries. In personal injury claims, catastrophic injuries …

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Oilfield Truck Accidents

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Car accidents kill about 35,000 Americans every year. About 4,000 of those deaths annually are caused by semi-trucks. Although 18-wheelers make up a small percentage of fatal car accidents, the massive size disparity between big rigs and passenger cars means that occupants of cars are at a far higher risk of dying while semi-truck drivers …

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