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How Dangerous Are Truck Stops?

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:22 pm in Premises Liability, Truck Accidents.

Aerial view of truck stop

When truck drivers are on the road, their focus on safety is most likely centered around driving and making sure their vehicle is ready for the road. What they may not expect is to experience issues at truck stops. However, between the stop itself and the other people they may encounter, negligence is always a possibility. Sometimes, negligence can cause injuries. Let’s take a look at how dangerous truck stops can be and what you can do if you’ve been injured at one.

How to Tell When a Trucker Is Losing Control of Their Vehicle

Published on Feb 20, 2020 at 2:04 pm in Truck Accidents.

Driver's point of view, showing two truck ahead

When you’re in a car and driving next to a tractor-trailer, it can already be scary enough. But when the truck is about to lose control, the situation becomes even scarier by the second. If you don’t know the warning signs of a truck driver losing control of their rig, then the danger can escalate and become deadly.

If you’ve been in a truck accident in Jackson, you could benefit from having an experienced truck accident lawyer stand up for you against the negligent or reckless driver or trucking company at fault. Truck accidents can cause serious injuries and can easily turn deadly, so representation from Pittman Roberts & Welsh, PLLC ensures that you’ll get compensation for those injuries and damages.

How Often Do Rollover Truck Accidents Occur?

Published on Nov 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm in Truck Accidents.

Seeing a tractor trailer laying on its side or flipped over is frightening for a lot of reasons. Not only is it dangerous for the driver of the truck, but it’s also dangerous for all of the cars and drivers in the truck’s path. You might not realize, but large trucks can rollover easily if the conditions are right.

Because of their design, tractor trailers rollover more often than regular vehicles. They have a higher center of gravity, which can be thrown off more easily than a passenger vehicle. They also have more weight that might not be evenly distributed, which makes them easier to tip over.

In fact, 48% of fatal large truck accidents were rollovers, compared to only about 36% of fatal accidents of regular sized vehicles, as reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Overturning of semi-trucks is the most dangerous event that could happen to a truck, and is the leading cause of fatalities in truck accidents, according to he Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Can Improper Loading Techniques Cause a Trucking Accident?

Published on Jun 26, 2019 at 3:02 pm in Truck Accidents.

Truck drivers deliver a wide variety of goods and services. Because of the variation, it’s crucial for the trucks to be loaded properly. When improper techniques are used, truck accidents are a real possibility. Trucking companies and truckers should be aware of the federal laws regarding loading. It’s also important to understand the type of truck that needs to be used for the service or product that’s being hauled. When the laws aren’t abided by and incorrect loading techniques are used, other travelers can end up seriously injured or worse.

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