What to Do When a Truck’s Cargo Caused an Accident
Posted on May 12, 2021 in Truck Accidents
We have all seen commercial trucks with cargo in the back and thought, “Wow, I really hope that does not come flying off and slam into my vehicle.” While this does not happen very often, the reality is that these types of incidents do occur. If you or somebody you care about has been involved… read more
What do Rapid Response Teams do After a Truck Accident?
Posted on March 23, 2021 in Truck Accidents
Accidents involving large commercial trucks are often severe, and they can leave the drivers and passengers involved with significant injuries and property damage. The hours immediately following a severe commercial truck collision are the most important period for gathering evidence. One overlooked aspect of these cases is the fact that commercial truck drivers often walk… read more
How Hazardous Material Truck Accidents are Different from Other Truck Wrecks
Posted on March 4, 2021 in Truck Accidents
Accidents involving large commercial trucks have the potential to be much more severe than accidents involving only traditional passenger vehicles. The reality is that commercial trucks can weigh tens of thousands of pounds and are much larger than other vehicles on the roadway. When these vehicles are involved in a crash, individuals often sustain severe… read more
Signs of Truck Driver Fatigue
Posted on October 19, 2020 in Truck Accidents
When you are driving, you probably do what you can to avoid operating near a large commercial truck. It is not that these vehicles are inherently dangerous, but they can certainly be intimidating. When an accident does occur involving a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle, those inside traditional vehicles can sustain severe injuries. One… read more
Hit by a U-Haul in Oregon
Posted on August 5, 2020 in Truck Accidents
Any time you get out on the roadway, it is very likely that you will see a moving vehicle of some type. U-Haul, Budget Rentals, Penske, and other moving vehicle companies are incredibly convenient and a relatively inexpensive way to move belongings across town or across the country. Unfortunately, those who operate rental moving trucks… read more
How Can Truckers Combat Fatigue?
Posted on November 5, 2019 in Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have a big responsibility. They operate large vehicles that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, and they have a duty to drive safely. When a truck driver is fatigued, they are much more likely to be involved in a serious truck accident. If you are a long-haul trucker or… read more
Understanding Flat Bed Truck Accidents and the Negligence That Causes Them
Posted on August 7, 2019 in Truck Accidents
Accidents involving large flatbed trucks are much more devastating than regular passenger vehicle crashes. However, these crashes happen all the time in the United States and in Oregon. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) tells us that there were approximately 148,000 people injured and 4,761 people were killed in large truck crashes during the… read more
What is a Jack Knife Truck Accident?
Posted on July 15, 2019 in Truck Accidents
Large commercial truck accidents cause some of the most severe traffic crash injuries. Accidents involving commercial trucks affect thousands of people across the US each year. In Oregon, there were nearly 3,000 truck crashes during the latest reporting year, according to the state Department of Transportation. Out of those accidents, over 1,550 people were injured… read more
What Are Some of the Most Common Safety Violations That Result in Commercial Truck Accidents?
Posted on June 13, 2019 in Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are not as common as car accidents, but they can pose greater danger to a car’s driver than a typical accident. Injured drivers involved in truck accidents can sustain severe injury because commercial trucks are much bigger and heavier than passenger vehicles. These differences result in dangerous collisions that could prove to be… read more
What Are “No-Zones”?
Posted on May 16, 2019 in Truck Accidents
“No-zones” refer to the blind spots that truck drivers experience while driving. Although most trucks possess a mirror system to enhance environmental visibility, these mirrors do not fill in all of the blind spots created by such large vehicles. Generally, blind spots exist within 20 feet of the front of the truck, and 200 feet… read more