The Potential for Serious Truck Accidents from Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Cargo
As Charlotte area residents know, there are numerous trucks on the road day and night hauling merchandise and all kinds of cargo in and out of state. Most of the time, the drivers of passenger vehicles are able to safely share the roadway with these trucks. However, in some cases, truck accidents occur as a…Read More
What Does it Take to Obtain a Commercial Driver’s License?
A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required of all drivers who wish to drive commercial trucks in the United States. If you do not have a CDL and are pulled over driving a commercial vehicle, you risk hundreds of dollars in fines, points, suspension of your driver’s license and even losing the option to obtain…Read More
What Are Underride Guards on Trucks?
Commercial trucks are the largest vehicles on the roads of North Carolina. They transport goods and other materials to retailers, vendors, and consumers. They help move the economy forward. But they are also involved in some of the most tragic accidents you see on the news. Too many times there are people injured or killed…Read More
Broker and Shipper Liability in Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks are the backbone of the North Carolina economy. The more of these trucks you see on the roads of Charlotte, the better off the economy is performing. At the same time, these trucks are quite dangerous. Commercial trucks are long, wide, heavy and some carry hazardous loads. What happens when you are involved…Read More
Did Speeding and Distraction Cause a Fiery I-40 Truck Accident?
On Tuesday May 7, 2019, what turned out to be a deadly tractor-trailer crash occurred on Interstate 40 in McDowell County. A FedEx truck crashed into the rear end of another tractor-trailer because vehicles had slowed for an accident ahead, according to WECT.com. The FedEx truck pushed the tractor-trailer into two other vehicles, it sustained…Read More
Proving Your Case When a Truck Driver on Drugs Caused Your Injury
Truck accidents are a major concern on U.S. roadways from year to year. In fact, the picture created by the statistics is not a pretty one. In 2017, large truck crashes accounted for 4,102 deaths. The weight of a large truck during impact tends to place the most risk for death on the drivers and…Read More
Why Trucks Have “Caution: Wide Turn” Warnings
Trucking accidents happen for many different reasons. Drivers are too tired to drive. The cargo may not be secured. Many truck companies pressure their drivers to drive too fast. Drivers can be easily distracted. When trucks collide with cars, the cars can be easily crushed. Cars are simply no match for the size, weight and…Read More
Can Defective Truck Equipment Cause Accidents?
There can be many factors that contribute to a trucking accident. Human error in some form or another is one of the leading causes of truck accidents, but defective or malfunctioning equipment and negligent maintenance can also contribute to a serious truck crash. If you are injured in a collision with a truck, and that…Read More
What to Do and What Not to Do When Passing Trucks
It’s a common scene on Charlotte highways: A truck driver who does not seem to be aware of blind spots and cuts off smaller passenger cars, or tractor-trailer drivers who insist on merging into the left lane to pass other vehicles. Although sharing the road with transport drivers can be frustrating, many passenger car drivers…Read More
What You Need to Know about Semi-Truck Accident Settlements
Sharing the road with large vehicles, like tractor-trailer trucks and semis, can be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in a recent year, 85 percent of large trucks involved in fatal crashes were heavy large trucks, defined as a vehicle with a gross weight greater than 26,000 pounds. That same year,…Read More