Alabama Roads: Truck Accident Checklist

18 wheelers driving on the interstate

On Alabama Roads: What to Do After a Commercial Truck Accident Commercial truck wrecks are different in some ways than car wrecks, and knowing the proper steps to take if you get into a truck accident on an Alabama road or Interstate Highway through Alabama can not only save lives, but also make any legal …

5 Steps to Take Immediately after a Commercial Truck Accident – Lafayette

5 Steps to Take Immediately after a Commercial Truck Accident – Lafayette

Commercial trucking is a booming business in the United States. According to the most recent data from The American Trucking Association, the industry set a new record in 2014 by generating $726.4 billion in revenue. In 2015, the number of truckers on the road increased to 3.5 million – a jump of nearly 3 percent …

4 Reasons Why Trucking Companies Should Install Tracking Devices on Their Vehicles

damage of an 18 wheeler after an accident

The top priority of every driver should be safety. This is particularly true for commercial truckers whose vehicles are up to 30 times heavier than passenger cars. Unfortunately, tractor-trailer accidents are alarmingly common in the United States. Large truck wrecks killed 3,660 people in 2014 and injured thousands more. In addition to the loss of …

4 Tips to Help Commercial Truckers Avoid Accidents

damage to two trucks after an accident

In an effort to reduce the number of truck accident fatalities, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration introduced the Hours of Service Regulations, which limit the number of hours commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers can operate their vehicles within certain time frames. Despite these laws, which went into effect in 2012, the truck crash fatality …

How to Avoid 5 Common Scenarios That Lead to Fatal Truck Wrecks

18-wheeler damaged after an accident

Due to their size and weight, tractor-trailers can cleave a path of destruction. A crash with a passenger vehicle is likely to end with serious injuries and fatalities. Although 18-wheelers are now manufactured with advanced safety features, truck accidents continue to cause an alarming number of traffic deaths every year. According to the Insurance Institute …

Serious Truck Accident Near Birmingham

18 wheeler hauling logs on a highway

Two people were airlifted to UAB Hospital after a three-vehicle crash involving a log truck. According to The Anniston Star, the accident happened on U.S. 78 just before 7 a.m. The two victims who were airlifted were 22-year-old Trent Jackson and his grandmother, Nell Jackson. Trent Jackson was released from the hospital with a broken …

I Was Injured by a Negligent Truck Driver

I Was Injured by a Negligent Truck Driver

Who Is Liable for Damages? Driving a truck is a dangerous way to earn an income. Traveling long hours on unfamiliar roads, often through adverse weather is not exactly a safe way to make a living. It should come as no surprise, then, that semi-truck drivers cause an alarming number of wrecks. Due to the …

Dump Truck Driver Arrested after Deadly Crash on U.S. 61

large truck loaded with dirt and rocks

A three-vehicle crash on U.S. 61 that left one man dead has resulted in the arrest of the dump truck driver who allegedly caused the wreck. According to WBRZ2, 26-year-old Deante Dixon now faces charges related to failure to stop at a stop sign and negligent homicide. The crash happened at the intersection of U.S. …

Top 3 Causes of Tire-Related Truck Wrecks

The tires are the only points of contact that a truck has with the road, so a tire defect could have serious repercussions. According to The Large Truck Crash Causation Study, vehicle defects contribute to 10 percent of all truck crashes.

Dump Truck Wreck Kills 2, Injures 1

A child sustained injuries and two other people died in a devastating accident involving a dump truck on U.S. 78. According to AL.com, the dump truck caught on fire and its driver sustained fatal injuries.

Auto Accidents: Truck Rollovers

Auto Accidents: Truck Rollovers

Truck accidents are more common in Alabama than in many other regions of the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1,223 vehicles involved in fatal crashes in 2012, 111 of which were large trucks. There are several causes of truck accidents – from driver fatigue to distractions – and …