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Can a Truck Accident Cause Vehophobia?

Published on April 16, 2024

Truck Crash Prevention

Truck accidents happen every day. We see the devastating aftermath on the side of highways or interstates. So, what happens if you’re involved in a collision with a semi-truck, and although you walk away physically unharmed, you now have a fear of being behind the wheel of a car? In this post, we’ll discuss what vehophobia is, facts about truck accidents, and what help is available to you in the aftermath of your truck accident. Explaining Vehophobia Simply put, vehophobia is the fear of driving, and it can [...]
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5 Steps To Take Immediately Following a Trucking Accident

Published on April 16, 2024

Truck Crash Investigation

After a trucking accident, many people are left stunned by the incident. Trying to calm yourself down and take the right steps can be difficult. You might be injured or even left in complete shock from the traumatic event. However, what you do next can often make a difference in protecting your rights and setting the foundation for a legal claim. At Trucking Injury Law Group, we have seen many truck accident victims struggle to determine what they need to do after a collision with a big rig. [...]
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Is it Safe to Drive a Truck With an Empty Trailer?

Published on April 15, 2024

Types of Truck Accidents

Many companies and drivers try to maximize their time and travel while moving goods across the country or state. Often, they will deliver one payload and then pick up another to move to another destination. However, sometimes, that is not possible due to a lack of cargo or other reasons. In these situations, the driver must drive the commercial truck back to its origin without an empty trailer. How safe is this for other occupants on the road? Sometimes, those unloaded trailers can be just as dangerous as [...]
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Could Driver-Facing Cameras Prevent Truck Accidents?

Published on April 9, 2024

Truck Crash Prevention

In today's world, technology plays a role in almost every aspect of our lives, including the transportation industry. Driver-facing cameras are starting to gain in popularity. These cameras are installed in the cab to monitor the driver's actions, reactions, and behavior on the road. Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that more than 5,900 lives were lost due to trucking accidents in 2022. Something must be done to prevent further incidents on the road. One answer may be driver-facing cameras. But is there evidence that [...]
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How To Report a Dangerous Trucking Company or Driver in Nevada

Published on April 9, 2024

Types of Truck Accidents

Every day, trucking companies and their drivers make sure that goods are delivered safely across the country. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, commercial motor vehicles are the third largest group of vehicles on the road. While most individuals and companies follow all the rules and regulations, others might engage in reckless or dangerous behavior. If you encounter a dangerous trucking company or driver while on the road, you need to take action. Whether you have witnessed or know of information that a driver or company may [...]
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NHTSA Reports Another Year of Record-Setting Fatalities from Large Truck Crashes

Published on April 3, 2024

Truck Crash Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released its annual report on traffic fatalities for 2022. Unfortunately, the numbers are grim. These deaths have once again surged, surpassing 5,900 lives lost. As the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) Board President Tami Friedrich stated, "This is unacceptable." These numbers demonstrate that it is time for the government to take decisive action to prevent further loss of life on our roads. The Alarming Statistics According to the report, a stunning 5,936 people, including truck drivers, lost their lives in accidents. [...]
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What Time Are Most Trucks on the Road?

Published on March 26, 2024

Trucking Industry

Have you ever wondered why, at certain times of day, there are more trucks than at other times? We see big trucks around us wherever we drive, whether on city streets or major highways. Tractor-trailers follow schedules, and while most of us are all too familiar with “rush hour” traffic, these big rigs don’t appear to follow the same traffic flow. Are you curious as to what time are most trucks on the road? In this post, we’ll explain “truck hour” as well as which days have the [...]
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What Are the Most Commonly Used Drugs by Truck Drivers?

Published on March 20, 2024

Truck Crash Prevention

Safety is paramount in the trucking industry. With long hours spent on the road, truck drivers face numerous challenges, including fatigue, stress, and the temptation to use substances to cope with the demands of their job. While strict regulations govern drug use among commercial drivers, some individuals still engage in substance misuse, posing risks not only to themselves but also to other road users. When these accidents happen, it’s vital to consult with a qualified truck accident lawyer to ensure that you get justice and your rights are [...]
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What Is the Braking Distance for Large Trucks?

Published on March 20, 2024

Truck Crash Prevention

If you think about all the factors that result in crashes, a motorist's inability to fully slow their vehicle to a halt in time to avoid running a red light or stop sign or colliding with the rear of another automobile is at the top of that list. Wrecks like these aren't unique to passenger cars, though. They commonly affect tractor-trailers, too. That's why it can be helpful for drivers to know the braking distance for large trucks. Continue reading as we'll go into the ins and outs [...]
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What Evidence Does a Truck’s “Black Box” Collect in an Accident?

Published on March 12, 2024

Truck Crash Investigation

If you've ever watched the news in the aftermath of a plane crash, then you've likely heard a lot of discussion about whether its "black box" has been recovered yet by investigators. These event data recorders (EDRs), as they're also called, are critical to investigations into what caused accidents like those and are also extremely important for determining what contributing factors to tractor-trailer wrecks were too. Below, we'll discuss what evidence a truck's black box collects in an accident and the importance of that data if you decide [...]
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