Category: 18 Wheeler Accidents

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stethoscope laying on top of medical bills of a truck accident victim

Damage caps, also known as “tort reform,” are laws that limit the amount of damages that can be awarded to plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits. These caps may apply to different types of damages, such as economic damages (e.g. medical expenses, lost wages) or non-economic damages (e.g. pain and suffering,

backed up traffic on a rainy day in new york

Tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles carry many of the goods we use every day, but they also pose a significant safety hazard for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. In a dense, crowded city like New York, semi-trucks can also cause catastrophic traffic jams as they struggle to navigate narrow streets with

Orange sanitation truck in New York City

Sanitation trucks provide an essential service that keeps our neighborhoods clean, but they can also pose safety risks to pedestrians, bikers, and motorists, particularly if truck drivers and sanitation companies fail to exercise adequate care and caution. The Alliance of Greater New York released a study that found that sanitation

Accidents involving semis, 18-wheelers, and tractor trailers are often devastating because these vehicles are so much larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road. Because of this risk, truck drivers must take extra precautions to protect everyone around them. However, drivers aren’t the only ones responsible for the truck’s

A 28-year-old St. Louis native is lucky to be alive after her vehicle was struck by multiple semi-trucks on April 18, 2018. She was driving through Nebraska when an unexpected winter squall set in, limiting visibility to the extent it was no longer safe to drive. She slowed to a

On December 7th, 2015, a semi went off the road not too far from Indianapolis. Semis going off the road is not particularly uncommon, and the driver isn’t always at fault. Difficult road or weather conditions can cause even the most experienced driver to suffer an accident. But in this

In 2011, after years and years of terrible accidents caused by allowing truck drivers on the roads without adequate sleep, the Department of Transportation stepped in and mandated that truckers get enough rest. Even this rule allowed truckers to drive with only a 34 hour restart period every week, meaning