Truck Accidents Archives

Distracted driving rules truck drivers must follow

Important rules regulate truck driver texting while driving. These rules are federally set and are important for truck drivers and trucking companies to abide by. Because truck accidents have the power to cause catastrophic injuries and harm to victims, truck accident victims should also know what they can do if they are injured by a negligent driver such as a truck driver who was texting while driving.

How truck drivers can help keep everyone safe on the roadways

It is important for truck drivers to drive safely because of the serious harm commercial trucks can cause when there is a truck accident. Truck drivers can be negligent while driving when they are fatigued, distracted, under the influence, speeding or fail to adjust to traffic, roadway or weather conditions. Negligent truck drivers may also be liable for the damages truck accident victims suffer.

Legal remedies for truck accident victims

Truck accidents can upend the lives of victims and result in costly physical, financial and emotional losses. It is important for injured truck accident victims to be familiar with the legal resources that are available every day to protect them following the injuries and harm they have suffered in a truck accident.

Help for truck accident victims with their damages

An unexpected truck accident can be devastating for victims and their families because of the catastrophic injuries and harm truck accident victims can suffer because of the dramatic size disparity between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles. As a result, it is important for truck accident victims and their families to know how they are legally protected.

Working to protect the interests of Louisiana residents

Each year, there are about half a million truck-related accidents on our country's roads, resulting in thousands of fatalities and countless horrible injuries. Many of these deaths and injuries befall occupants of other, smaller vehicles. Although most truck drivers are professionals who exercise a reasonable amount of care while driving, it is still true that many of these deaths and injuries can legally be blamed on truck drivers.

Alleged distracted trucker kills Baton Rouge man

According to the Louisiana State Police, a Baton Rouge man traveling on Interstate 12 lost his life after a semi-truck hit his vehicle. Apparently, the truck driver's cellular phone played a role in this crash, which happened in the overnight hours. Police say the trucker's phone dropped on to the floor, and the trucker attempted to grab for the phone while still maintaining control of his big rig.

Horrifying underride crashes almost always preventable

When you see images of the worst, most catastrophic collisions between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles, you may see vehicles damaged in an underride collision. These crashes occur when a smaller vehicle ends up underneath the larger commercial truck. The passenger vehicle often ends up crushed or may even have the top sheared off. The potential injuries to the occupants often prove fatal in these crashes.

How does pay influence truck driver fatigue?


Most motorists in Louisiana and elsewhere can likely attest that no matter what time of the day or night that they travel on the highway or interstate, they are likely to share the road with semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks. While these large trucks are essential in intrastate and interstate commerce, these massive vehicles also pose risks, as they could be the cause of a serious or even fatal truck crash.

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