Category: Truck Accidents

Do Federal Regulations Prevent Truck Crashes?

Accidents involving commercial trucks are some of the most dangerous on the road. Passenger vehicles with even the best safety ratings may not be able to withstand the force created by a truck traveling at moderate speeds. To help keep the roads safe and reduce the rate of truck crashes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety [..]

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Hit By a Truck? Who Should You Sue?

If a negligent truck driver injured you, you may have suffered severe, life-altering injuries. In some cases, victims of trucking accidents face mounting medical bills and long-term or even lifetime disability leave from their jobs. When faced with these tragedies, you may wonder, should you sue the truck driver responsible or the corporation? In this [..]

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Top 5 Reasons for Trucking Accidents

In 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that almost 4,000 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes that year. In addition to the 4,000 fatalities, an even more staggering number of 111,000 were injured in accidents involving trucks or buses. In this blog, our Columbia truck accident attorney discusses the [..]

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Missouri & Kansas Truck Accident Injuries May Rise: Special Interest Trucking Groups Spending Big for Lower Safety Standards

The job of a Congressman is to be the voice of his or her constituents in Washington. But too often the voice of the people goes unnoticed in favor of large, wealthy special interest groups. The issue at hand: trucking regulations. 85,000 Serious TRUCKING Injuries Per Year Tractor-trailers cause an average of 4,000 fatalities every [..]

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Unknown Driving Danger: Sleep Apnea

  Many people have sleep apnea but may not be aware. They may also not know it is a driving danager. Sleep apnea, the unknwon driving danger, is extremely common among truck drivers.  Studies have shown that 20 to 30 percent of automobile accidents that involve tractor-trailers occur due to sleep apnea. Proper diagnosis of [..]

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The Deadly Truth About Tractor-Trailers

Large trucks account for only 3% of the registered vehicles on America’s roads and are primarily engaged in moving goods and services on our highways. Unfortunately, the trucking industry and its lobby regularly try to avoid safer driving practices because they want to keep profits high and costs low. The toll of this behavior is [..]

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