7 Specific Causes of Truck Accidents

After you get into an accident with another motorist, you may have an idea of what happened and the next steps you’ll need to take. Yet, when the vehicle that hits you is a semi-tractor trailer, the situation can suddenly become more complex.

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Who Is Liable in a Commercial Truck Accident?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, about 12 percent of fatal accidents in 2015 involved at least one large truck. In addition to these 3,838 deaths, there were 476,000 non-fatal accidents involving a sizable vehicle. Looking at Connecticut roadways specifically, 40 people died in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) accidents. CMVs are vehicles over 10,000 pounds used for interstate transportation of goods.

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Why You Should Remove Snow from Your Car Before Driving

As you start your morning commute, you discover that a few inches of snow fell the night before. Not only that, but morning dew has coated it with ice, freezing it to your car’s surface. You’ve got to hit the highway or you’ll be late! In a pinch, you scrape off your windows for enough…

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Why is Truck Driving a Deadly Profession?

Approximately 3,660 people were fatalities in large truck accidents in 2014. As a result of their large size in comparison to smaller passenger vehicles, only 16 percent of those deaths were of truck drivers. However, these drivers have a high risk of death due to their working conditions. Aside from commercial motor vehicle accidents, why…

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How Poor Maintenance Leads to Comm. M.V. Accidents

Thousands of motorists are fatalities in large truck accidents each year, including the drivers themselves. When driving in a passenger car or riding on a motorcycle, the size difference between you and a commercial motor vehicle is unfortunately not in your favor. It is important to understand that not all large truck accidents are the…

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