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Truck blind spots are often a danger zone for motorists

On average, a car weighs about 3,000 lbs., which is significantly smaller than a large commercial truck, which can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. In addition, large commercial trucks are generally about 72 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, and 13.5 feet tall with a standard semi-trailer. The size alone makes it difficult for truck drivers to...

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Why is tire safety important for preventing truck accidents?

Tires are one of the most critical components of large commercial trucks. When a tire blows, a massive big rig weighing as much as 80,000 lbs. can easily lose control and cause a serious catastrophe. One of the most common causes of truck tire blowouts is poor maintenance. Federal regulations set forth by the Federal...

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How are truck accidents different than car accidents?

If you were involved in a truck crash, you may be wondering if your claim will be as simple as a car accident claim. First, it's important to note that no claim is simple. Even car accident claims with hard evidence that another driver behaved negligently can be complicated. That's because insurance companies are unwilling...

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Surgery After A Car Accident Can Be Expensive

Nobody in East Texas expects to get in a car accident, but it can happen in an instant. One minute you’re driving down the road and the next minute you’re left seriously injured. Before you know what’s happening, you’re taken to the hospital. A doctor examines you and orders some tests. Then you get a...

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Texas Tractor-Trailer Rollover Accident On I-35 Triggers 2nd Crash

Police officers narrowly avoid getting hit, truck accident lawyer weighs in Tractor-trailers wreak havoc on Texas’ highways. During one recent 18-wheeler accident on Interstate 35, Texas police officers who had responded to a tractor-trailer rollover accident narrowly escaped being hit themselves when a second tractor trailer skidded out of control, off the road straight towards...

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Feds offers tips on how to prevent truck accidents

There is a reason why many drivers feel nervous around large commercial trucks. The sheer size and weight of semi-trucks is enough to inflect a massive amount of damage to multiple cars in a single crash. All it takes is a simple misstep, error in judgment, mechanical failure, or drowsiness. The National Transportation Safety Board...

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How dangerous are truck rollovers on Texas roads?

Due to their sheer size and weight, semi-trucks can cause a great deal of damage in a rollover crash. A single rollover can injure or even kill multiple drivers on the same road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) large truck causation study, roughly 30 percent of crashes involving large trucks are...

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Texas truck accidents are more severe than other accidents

Texas ranks 1st nationwide for most fatal truck accidents, statistics show Accidents caused by tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles can be very serious accidents. That’s because large, commercial trucks are much larger than other vehicles on the road. Specifically, when fully loaded, a semi-truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds – more...

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Sleep apnea impacts truckers more than others, leading to accidents

Fatigue is the most cited cause of heavy truck accidents, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Fatigue also causes about a third of crashes that kill the truck driver, the federal agency said on EHS Today. The further bad news for truck drivers and their often-sedentary working conditions is that studies show they are...

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Wheel detachment crashes: What causes them and who's to blame?

Have you ever considered that you may be involved in a crash caused by a wheel detachment? If you're like most people, the answer would probably be "no." Crashes caused by wheel detachments are very rare and often regarded as "freak accidents." When they happen, drivers, pedestrians, and other people affected typically have little time...

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