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Welcome to our Trucking Accident Blog Series

  • Drowsy Driving & Trucking: A Deadly Mix

    For most people, driving is just a part of their everyday routine: for truckers, driving is a way of life. In fact, there are approximately 1.7 million truckers in the United States who call the roads their office. When you see the pay, it makes sense. Truckers can earn a modest living by hauling goods for companies, but there are plenty of pitfalls to the job. Long hours, mundane roads, and the ...
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  • Comparative Negligence & Missouri Trucking Accidents

    Personal injury lawsuits help people pay for the injuries they sustain in unfortunate circumstances, and trucking accidents are no different. If you or a loved one suffers a severe injury in a truck accident caused by someone else, it only makes sense that you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical costs. However, what if the crash is partly your fault, how will Missouri courts handle the ...
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  • What Are No-Contact Truck Accidents?

    When we think of an accident involving two vehicles on the road, we typically picture them colliding with one another. Although most accidents are caused by crashes between two vehicles, some accidents are the result of a driver’s attempt to avoid a potential crash with another vehicle. This mishap is called a no-contact accident, and truck drivers are often the cause of these misfortunes. What ...
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  • The Statute of Limitations for Missouri Trucking Accidents

    When you’re injured in a traffic accident due to the negligence of another driver, you have the right to pursue just compensation for your injuries. However, once an accident occurs, the clock is ticking on your ability to file a claim due to Missouri’s statute of limitations. In this blog, we will explain Missouri’s statute of limitations law and share the timeline you have to file a claim. What ...
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  • Four Common Causes of Missouri Truck Accidents

    A truck accident is just that, an accident; no one starts up his or her vehicle and hopes to be involved in a trailer truck collision by the end of the day. Unfortunately, while motorists try to avoid collisions and accidents, they still happen every day. Therefore, while every motorist has good intentions when they get behind the wheel, these intentions don’t always pan out. With this in mind, ...
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  • Misloaded Cargo: When Load Crews Cause Truck Accidents

    The average trucking accident can be linked to either the trucker’s own negligence or that of a motorist on the highway. However, common causes are not the only causes for truck accidents across the country. In reality, there are many parties who can contribute to a dangerous truck crash or collision, right down to the load crew who places cargo in a truck’s trailer. Load Crew Negligence & ...
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  • Help Prevent Truck Accidents By Knowing How to Avoid Big Rig Blind Spots

    Whenever you are driving along a street or highway and see a commercial truck or big rig, you need to be aware of the dangers that vehicle’s design poses to you. In particular, big rigs have many more blind spots than the average passenger vehicle. If you do not know about these blind spots, you could inadvertently linger in one and increase your risk of being caught in a trucking accident . What ...
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  • Truck Accidents Caused by Brake Failures

    When considering a commercial truck accident , most people will assume the cause behind the crash is the truck driver’s own negligence. While a trucker’s mistake is a major cause of countless truck accidents every year, it is not the only way a big rig can lose control and result in a collision. Truck brake failures are also significant hazards that can and do put motorists at risk. Other than ...
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  • Longer Driving Hours for Truckers Maintained

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Tuesday, December 11, that it was issuing an interim final rule that maintains the current 11 hour driving limit. The new rules also require truckers to rest for 10 hours before going back out on the road. But the announcement is only the latest step in a continuing back and forth between the FMCSA and safety groups. Twice the rules have ...
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