Punitive Damages In Trucking Accidents

Punitive Damages In Trucking Accidents

Truck crashes are among the most severe types of accidents. When a truck collides with a passenger vehicle, severe injuries and fatalities are common. When a truck driver or trucking company is negligent in a crash, they are responsible for all damages resulting from the collision. Your damages may include your medical expenses, money for […]

Under-ride Automotive Accidents

Under-ride Automotive Accidents

An under-ride accident is when a car crashes into the rear or side of a semi-truck or tractor-trailer and ends up underneath. Trucking statistics show that over 200 people are killed in these types of wrecks each year. When a car slides underneath a trailer, sometimes the top of the vehicle is sheared off. If […]

Driving In Bad Weather Conditions

Driving In Bad Weather Conditions

At all times, drivers must exercise caution behind the wheel. This principle applies no matter what type of vehicle you are driving, no matter what day of the week, and no matter what time it is. Private citizens must also follow the rules of the road set forth by the city, county, and state within […]

What To Do After Colliding With A Truck

What To Do After Colliding With A Truck

If you’ve driven next to a commercial truck or have seen a big truck crash into car, you may be worried what would happen if you had the misfortune of being such a collision. You’re not alone in your concerns. Injuries in an 18-wheeler crash can range in severity. You may suffer whiplash or forms […]

Injuries Sustained by Truck Drivers

Injuries Sustained by Truck Drivers

If someone else causes you to get hurt or suffer losses, all states have laws that allow you to get reimbursed, or “made whole.” These are known as compensatory damages, and they are designed to put you in a place as if the accident never happened in the first place. While most people would prefer […]

Truck Drivers Hurt on The Job

Truck Drivers Hurt on The Job

You are a commercial truck driver holding Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and you diligently follow all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules including truck maintenance, mandatory rest breaks, driving without distractions, and hours of service. You understand the high stakes of operating a big rig truck, because when big rigs and heavy trucks are […]

How Intoxication Affects Truckers

How Intoxication Affects Truckers

A truck driver was arrested in late March 2017 after driving from the Bronx to Long Island in New York under the influence of cocaine, LSD, and crystal methamphetamine. The driver was caught by police outside of his truck at a gas station. Police noticed he was locked out of the truck, acting combative, and […]

Monetary Limits in Truck Crashes

Monetary Limits in Truck Crashes

Truck crashes are among the most severe types of accidents. When a truck collides with a passenger vehicle, severe injuries and fatalities are common. When a truck driver or trucking company is negligent in a crash, they are responsible for all damages resulting from the collision. Your damages may include your medical expenses, money for […]

Dangers of 18-Wheelers

Dangers of 18-Wheelers

Every day we share our roads with large commercial trucks. Houston is a hub for trucks that deliver goods across the country. Large trucks have a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more, as defined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Many large 18-wheelers weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when filled […]

Sharing the Road with Semitrucks

Sharing the Road with Semitrucks

We hear about it almost every day, a crash involving a semitruck. On average, there is a large truck crash in New York more than 18 times per day according to recent statistics. Most people you talk to have a dreadful story to tell about an experience they have had with a semitruck on the […]