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Truck Accidents Archives

Truck accidents in West Virginia occur for numerous reasons

Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths all across America. The rate of injuries and deaths increases if a truck is involved. Commercial trucks are large in size and difficult to maneuver for even the most well-trained truck driver. However, many truck accidents are caused by negligent drivers and could have been avoided if the driver had taken extra precautions.

FMSCA 2015 report indicates increase in deadly truck accidents

While all accidents can result in serious injuries, truck accidents can be particularly devastating due to the large size of commercial trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or "FMCSA," recently revealed in their "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015" report that over 4,000 trucks were involved in over 3,500 fatal accidents in 2015. This is close to an 8 percent increase since 2014.

Trucker sued for negligence after West Virginia accident

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating roadway crashes due to the size and weight of the trucks. These accidents can keep victims out of work for months as they recover from their injuries, which can be emotionally and physically painful.

West Virginia Trucking Association gives driving safety tips

This time of the year can make for difficult driving conditions in and around Charleston. Snow and ice can make the roads slippery, and sometimes these conditions may not even be immediately visible or obvious to drivers. In addition, many people are driving longer distances as they continue their holiday travels or make their way back home.

Legal claims can ease financial pressures of spinal cord injury

Anyone in West Virginia who knows someone with a spinal cord injury can probably appreciate just how much the injury can affect the person's life. Just about everything that a person does, from using his or her arms and legs to breathing and eating, is at least partly controlled by the messages that the spinal cord delivers to the body from the brain. This is why a spinal cord injury can leave an otherwise active and healthy person unable to physically function as he or she did before the injury.

How do truck accident investigations take shape?

Any time that a person in Charleston is involved in a car accident, piecing together the evidence that shows how the accident occurred is crucial in determining who might be legally responsible for any damages. Truck accidents require the same kind of investigation, but also involve some other steps when it comes to preparing for litigation against a responsible party. So how does a truck accident investigation take shape?

Truck industry pressures are no excuse for negligence

The employment situation in the U.S. has continued to steadily improve. While this is good for the overall economic picture, it does put pressure on certain industries. Trucking is one of these industries. As this blog explained in a previous post, trucking companies are having difficulties attracting qualified drivers.

Truck driver fatigue can lead to a fatal accident

Many people in Charleston have experienced how sleep deprivation can lead to decreased performance at various tasks throughout the day. When it comes to driving a motor vehicle, this can be a very dangerous issue. The problem is even more concerning when a person's job involves being behind the wheel of a semi truck at all hours of the day or night.

How common are violations of federal trucking regulations?

Commercial semi trucks are an important part of commerce in West Virginia. But these vehicles are extremely large and heavy compared to most passenger vehicles. Many are carrying hazardous materials. Thus, semi truck accidents are a major problem because they can cause severe injuries, death and tremendous damage to property.

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