Posts Categorized: Truck Accidents

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Truck Accidents And How They Affect You If Involved

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Big rigs have the lion’s share of freight transport in the United States. Millions of trucks hit the road every year, delivering food, raw materials for manufacturers and household goods. Even though it is possible for automobiles and commercial trucks to co-exist on the roadway, personal injury from the crushing blow of a big rig… Read more »

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Senate Committee Seeks To Weaken Some Important Trucking Regulations Meant To Combat Driver Fatigue

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Recent action by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee in the area of federal truck safety regulations has many up in arms. The Committee added an amendment to a funding bill that repeals certain Hours of Service regulation changes enacted last summer for truckers. The timing of this effort has drawn a great deal of attention… Read more »

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The Excessive Dangers Posed By Tractor-trailer Accidents

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The recent New Jersey tractor-trailer collision involving comedian Tracy Morgan has brought to the forefront the potential devastation associated with these types of accidents. In the June 7th accident, a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer driver failed to see the traffic ahead of him until it was too late.  He changed lanes abruptly, attempting to avoid a collision, but struck… Read more »

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The 6 Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

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The latest statistics from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) show that over 33,000 people died as the result of a vehicle accident in 2012. Vehicle accidents involving trucks accounted for over 3,900 of those fatalities. With hundreds of thousands of accidents on our roadways each year, many involving trucks, truck collisions are known to… Read more »

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Teens, Texting And Distracted Driving

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According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the chances of a car crash increase by 23% when the driver texts while driving, and the National Safety Council reports that 1.5 million annual vehicular accidents are the result of texting while behind the wheel. This increased change of personal injury as the result of distracted driving… Read more »

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When Poor Safety Standards Lead To Truck Accidents And Injury

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Three large truck manufacturers issued recalls on 18,000 trucks earlier this year. Mack, Navistar, and Caterpillar are recalling several truck models for issues with brakes, exhaust pipes, and problems with one model’s Electronic Power Distribution Module, leading to increased fire risks. Some of these trucks have been on the road for more than four years. These are… Read more »

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Dlp Truck Trial Team Handling I-81 Truck Accident Personal Injury Cases In Luzerne, Lackawanna And Susquehanna Counties

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The past several weeks has seen a tremendous influx of road construction work on Interstate 81 in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.  Unfortunately, with the increase in the number of construction zones has come an increase in truck and car accidents.  The 12 Trial Lawyers at DLP have been retained in a number of recent… Read more »

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Interstate 81 In Luzerne, Lackawanna And Susquahanna County Under Construction!!—dlp Are The I-81 Truck Accident And Serious Automobile Accident Lawyers

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The old joke goes like this: “There are three (3) seasons in Northeast Pennsylvania–Autumn, Winter and Road Construction!!” Well winter is over and road construction season is upon us.  I-81 is a mess and will only get worse.  Accidents are bound to happen.  Representing clients killed and injured in I-81 accidents is serious business requiring… Read more »