Why Truck Underride Accidents Are So Deadly

Underride accidents refer to a specific type of traffic collision where a smaller vehicle, typically a car, slides or wedges underneath a larger vehicle, such as a semi-truck. This type of accident is particularly dangerous and can result in severe injuries or fatalities for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. When you’re driving alongside those…

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The Dangers of Parked Semi-Trucks

Many people who frequently drive on highways, interstates, or local roads tend to notice large semi-trucks parked on the shoulder or sides of the roads. While you may think that this is normal, it is considered illegal parking that typically happens because the trucker could not find parking anywhere else. This can lead to traumatic…

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Can You Sue a Trucking Company for Negligent Hiring in Tennessee?

Tennessee, just like other places, cares about making sure trucking companies hire the right drivers. It’s all about keeping our roads safe. But sometimes, trucking companies hire folks who shouldn’t be behind the wheel. When that bad hiring decision leads to an accident caused by a driver who’s clearly not up for the job, folks…

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The Impact of Truck Accidents on Vulnerable Road Users

Truck accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians can have devastating consequences, leading to severe injuries and even fatalities. As Nashville personal injury attorneys, we have witnessed the significant impact these accidents can have on the lives of victims and their families. The size and weight disparity between trucks and vulnerable road users such as bicyclists and…

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NHTSA Has No Idea How Many Drug-Impaired Truck Drivers Are Out There

Drug Impaired Truck Driver Accidents

Law enforcement has many methods of testing for alcohol-impaired driving and they can decisively identify those driving drunk. There is an imbalance, however, in enforcement when it comes to drug-impaired driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for ensuring road safety and minimizing risks associated with impaired driving. However, a critical issue…

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Truck and Train Accidents Are More Common Than You Think

Truck and Train Accidents

After two Norfolk Southern trains derailed in Ohio in February and March 2023, people are starting to take more notice of train accidents occurring across the United States. It turns out that train accidents are more common than most people think. In 2022 alone, there were over 1,100 train derailments around the country, which is…

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Can This Software Help Reduce Commercial Truck Accidents?

Can This Software Help Reduce Commercial Truck Accidents

Technology firm Idelic recently announced a new product designed to help commercial truck fleets negotiate lower insurance rates. By gathering and analyzing data from its various safety software programs, Idelic can identify high-risk drivers. Fleet managers will be able to provide proper intervention and coaching. This caught our attention, as a successful implementation of this…

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Truck Accident Fatalities Jumped Drastically in 2021

Truck Accident Fatalities

The COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for a lot of detrimental effects on society. Of course, we first think of the virus being spread and causing illnesses. Next, we may think about the quarantines, and the financial losses suffered by small businesses and towns. One detriment we may not think about is the effect the pandemic…

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What Is the FMCSA’s “Patterns of Safety Violation Rule”?

Patterns of Safety Violation Rule

The Patterns of Safety Violation is a rule initiated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in January of 2014. The FMCSA has authority, given by the Secretary of Transportation, to set up safety standards regulating the operation and equipment of a motor carrier working in interstate commerce. This rule allows the agency to…

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