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Truck Accidents

What to Know About Truck Drivers and Substance Abuse

Commercial truck drivers play a crucial role in the American economy, transporting countless goods across state lines every day of the year. It is estimated that there are currently 1.7 million long-haul truck drivers in the U.S. However, long hours, boredom, and isolating circumstances are daily realities for truck drivers and make them highly susceptible to the dangers of substance abuse and addiction. American Addiction...
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4 Things You Should Look for When Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer

Collisions with commercial trucks are often catastrophic and cause serious emotional, mental, and financial damage to the victims. And more often than not, those victims are the ones in the passenger vehicle, not the truck. Dealing with truck accident claims is an equally jarring process. Unfortunately, trucking companies and their insurers are usually out to save money, not promote your best interests. In the aftermath...
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Breaking Down the Definition of a Commercial Vehicle

When most of us read the words “commercial vehicle,” we think of eighteen-wheeler trucks that weigh tens of thousands of pounds and cause catastrophic damages in a collision. But these so-called big rigs are just one kind of commercial vehicle on the road, and they’re not the only type you may encounter in the event of an accident. Small vans and buses can be commercial...
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The Type of Commercial Vehicle Could Affect Your Truck Accident Claim

When most of us read the words “commercial vehicle,” we think of eighteen-wheeler trucks that weigh tens of thousands of pounds and cause catastrophic damages in a collision. But these so-called big rigs are just one kind of commercial vehicle on the road, and they’re not the only type you may encounter in the event of an accident. Small vans and buses can be commercial...
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What You Need to Document Right After a Truck Accident

Truck driving comes with a unique set of safety considerations, both for the one behind the wheel and for passengers in surrounding vehicles. The mere size of something like an eighteen-wheeler makes it much more complex to drive — or even pass on the highway — and therefore makes any kind of collision with it equally sizable. And while they’re not always fatal, truck accidents...
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