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Compensation after a semitruck crash must address all damages

The impacts of a semitruck wreck on your life are considerable. One area that is usually hit very hard is your finances. This is because you might have an increase in medical care expenses at a time when you aren't able to work. Add in the property damage and costs to cover that if the insurance isn't footing the entire bill and your situation might be dire. We are here to help you address these matters.

Safety has to be a priority for all truckers

There are many hazards that a semitruck driver has to contend with during a haul. These can be complicated, but truckers who have experience and are paying attention might be able to avoid crashing into other vehicles. Unfortunately, not all truckers stay focused on their driving duties.

Safety regulations are lagging for semitrucks

Semitruck crashes can be very serious for the occupants of the vehicles they slam into. One particular type of crash, a rear-end crash, is particularly problematic. These crashes often come when a trucker doesn't realize that the other vehicles have stopped.

A big rig crash can have long-term and short-term impacts

Until you are hit by a semitruck, you don't truly realize the amount of emotional trauma and physical injuries you can suffer. Even though people have seen stories, the situation is much more complex when it happens to you. We know that you have a lot on your plate now that you are trying to live your life and having to handle the matters related to the crash.

Not all semi-truck crashes are the trucker's fault

The large semi-trucks on the roads come in a variety of styles. From tanker trucks and enclosed trailers to car haulers and other types, it is imperative that the men and women who operate them are doing so in a safe manner. While it is easy to always place the blame on the truckers for these accidents, they might not actually be the ones at fault for them.

Address economic and noneconomic impacts of a semitruck crash

People who head out on the interstates and even some city streets face the possibility of being around semitrucks during their drive. There isn't any doubt that these vehicles provide the economy a valuable service; however, there are times when they are a hazard to the public.

Semi-truck hazards come in a variety of types

The roads around North Carolina are full of big rigs hauling goods all over the place. These large, heavy vehicles have an important part in the nation's commerce, but they can be a huge hazard. When semi-trucks aren't properly maintained or the truckers don't drive safely, innocent motorists and their passengers are at risk of being injured or even killed.

Trucking accidents can't be ignored so take action

The semitrucks that we share the road with play a vital role in the transportation of goods in this country. Without them, we would be very limited in what we are able to buy. Even though they do have an important role, they are actually very dangerous for other people on the roads.

Tired truckers are deadly when they are driving

Truckers are sometimes thought of as individuals who are accustomed to driving long hours under the worst conditions possible. While it is true that they are professional drivers, they need to be in the same mental and physical condition as everyone else. This includes being well-rested for each trek on the road.

Are commercial vehicle drivers allowed to text?

Have you ever seen a trucker driving down the interstate while talking on the phone or even texting? If so, you have likely witnessed an illegal action because regulations for commercial vehicle drivers note that texting while driving is forbidden. Unfortunately, just because something is against the law doesn't mean that people are going to stop doing it.

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