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What to do following a commercial vehicle accident

No one expects to get into an accident when they hop in their car and head out on the roads. But accidents happen, often causing damage, injuries and even deaths every day in the United States. While one can never predict if or when they will be in an accident, it can be helpful to know what to do in the event of an accident.

Bus accidents can result in serious harm to victims

Commercial vehicle accidents, including bus accidents, can have catastrophic consequences of victims. During 2011, there were 242 fatal bus accidents; there were 247 fatal bus accidents in 2010; and there were 221 fatal bus accidents in 2009. During the same period of time in 2011 there were 13,000 injury bus accidents; 12,000 injury bus accidents in 2010; and 9,000 injury bus accidents in 2009. The number of bus accidents that have resulted in injuries increased from 2009 to 2011.

As Many as 6,600 Truckers' Licenses Threatened by Fake Physicals

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently indicted a chiropractor, who provided DOT physicals for commercial drivers, with fraud. The man was approved to provide the medical examiner certificates required for commercial driver's licenses, and federal prosecutors claim he handed them out to around 6,600 drivers -- without actually performing the tests.

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