Category: Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents Due to Overloaded Cargo

Overload Cargo What You Need to Know The vast majority of truck accidents are entirely avoidable. But sometimes, truck drivers and trucking companies break the law or behave negligently to speed up deliveries and boost their profits. Truck accidents from overloaded cargo are a real danger. Overloading a semi-truck might translate into more revenue per shipment, [..]

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4 Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Most drivers aren’t exactly in their “comfort zone” when they’re travelling alongside a semi-truck. Although commercial truckers tend to have plenty of experience behind the wheel, no driver is immune to accidents—and a crash with a big rig is likely to result in catastrophic injuries. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few of the most [..]

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Who Might Be Liable for Damages After a Truck Accident in Missouri?

Proving liability after a truck accident can be more complicated than after most passenger-vehicle collisions because several parties often share a percentage of fault. Depending on the cause of your crash, you may have grounds for a claim against the truck driver, trucking company, vehicle manufacturer, and/or another party. If you were injured in a [..]

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Hours of Service Regulations and Fatigue

The Hours of Service (HoS) Regulations were introduced to prevent fatigue-related accidents by restricting the number of hours a commercial driver can spend behind the wheel. If you were injured in a semi-truck crash, the Missouri personal injury attorneys at Gump & Faiella can investigate your case to determine if the driver violated the HoS [..]

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Shipper Liability For Truck Crash Injuries

If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one because of a truck wreck you need experienced legal help. Truck crashes are not like car crashes, and require more investigation and legal knowledge. It’s important that your attorney conduct a search for all possible responsible parties and insurance.  Besides the motor carrier and driver [..]

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Tractor Trailer Injuries & Joint Venture Liability

Safe operation and maintenance is the responsibility of tractor trailer drivers and motor carriers.  Unfortunately, tractor trailer crashes often cause such serious injuries that the federally mandated insurance limits may not be adequate. Often crashes also involve multiple victims so there may be inadequate insurance money to cover multiple injuries and financial losses. Despite this [..]

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Who is Responsible for a Truck Driver’s Negligence

Recovering compensation for injuries from a tractor trailer crash can be complicated. Determining who is responsible for a truck driver’s negligence is critical to recovering money for your injuries.  Handling a trucking case requires specialized knowledge and legal skill. It is important for people who have suffered injuries to get expert advice as soon as [..]

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Bad Weather Truck Injuries

Bad Weather Driving Rules You need to know this bad weather driving rule if you have been injured in a truck wreck. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require commercial truck drivers and their employers to operate their vehicles safely. The regulations are rules of the road for the trucking industry. 49 CFR [..]

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The Dangers of Truck Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue is one of the principle causes of truck accidents out on the road. Despite federal regulations which aim to limit the amount of time a trucker can sit behind the wheel, excessive sleepiness continues to be a problem. Trucks are a vital part of our country’s transportation industry; however, when truckers are unable [..]

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