Recent Posts in Truck Accidents Category

  • Types of Evidence Used in Truck Accident Claims

    When you decide to file a truck accident claim or lawsuit, one of your next priorities should be to begin collecting evidence in support of your claim. If you delay this vital step, the evidence you might have been able to gather might be lost or destroyed, making it difficult for you to substantiate your claim. This situation can be incredibly overwhelming and you might not know where to start. ...
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  • Why Truck Accidents Are Different from Car Accidents

    All vehicle accidents are not created equal. In order to recover financial compensation, car accidents and truck accidents involve different steps and processes. The following are the main differences between a car accident and truck accident: Different causes. In many cases, the causes of a truck accident are not always simple and apparent. An average car accident is often caused by human error, ...
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  • Things That Are Illegal for Truck Drivers to Do

    Whether you drive on the roads or highways of Mississippi or the rest of the country, you will always notice a commercial truck of one type or another. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), one out of seven workers domestically is a truck driver. The U.S. commercial transportation system is the largest in the world, transporting and delivering trillions of dollars of goods to ...
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  • Injured by a Fatigued Truck Driver?

    Because commercial trucks can weigh a maximum 80,000 pounds, they are difficult to maneuver and stop, especially at high speeds. If a truck driver falls asleep at the wheel, their ability to properly react and make adequate decisions on the road is substantially reduced. How to Prove Negligence by a Fatigued Truck Driver Based on the regulations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...
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  • How to Determine if a Truck is Overloaded

    In Mississippi, trucks must adhere to strict weight regulations for the safety of other motorists. When a truck is overloaded with cargo, it can put the truck driver’s life, as well as the lives of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians, in imminent danger. Overloaded trucks tend to struggle when steering, take longer to slow down, and increase the risk of tipping or rolling over. Even when ...
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