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Category: Truck Accidents

Truck Cargo: What Motorists Cannot See Can Hurt Them

Aug 10, 2016 by , Truck Accidents

With a few notable exceptions, most commercial semi-trucks appear very similar to the uninitiated motorist. Most drivers sharing the road with these massive vehicles are aware of many obvious dangers caused by their size and weight. However, our Charlotte truck accident attorneys warn that one truck may be more dangerous than another due to a hidden danger: its cargo. It Takes Over 140 Pages to Discuss Safe Cargo Handling The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA provides the Driver’s Handbook on Cargo Securement to lay out the North American Cargo […]

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Sleep Apnea Affects Nearly One-Third of Commercial Truck Drivers

Apr 22, 2016 by , Truck Accidents

The overall purpose of the often-complex Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours of service regulations is to increase roadway safety by preventing commercial truckers from drowsy driving. In essence, the regulations limit the number of consecutive hours that drivers can spend behind the wheel, and they also attempt to ensure that drivers get the right amount of sleep. Our Charlotte truck accident attorneys believe that the regulations most likely prevent countless serious accidents every year. However, when drivers suffer from sleep apnea, they suffer from poorer-quality sleep regardless of […]

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New Electronic Logging Requirements for Truckers Finally Roll Out

Mar 22, 2016 by , Truck Accidents

Anyone who has taken a long road trip knows the hypnotic effect the road can have on drivers. With enough sleep and occasional rest stops, most people manage to stay awake and arrive safely at their destinations. Long-haul truck drivers may have more experience than the average motorist, but they are not immune to the effects of drowsy driving. Each Charlotte tractor trailer accident attorney at our firm regularly assists individuals who were severely injured by truck drivers whose drowsiness caused them to lose focus behind the wheel. Even though […]

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Unsecured Truck Loads can Cause Major Accidents

Dec 24, 2015 by , Truck Accidents

Trucks come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and drivers who operate large commercial trucks generally have undergone significantly more training than those who drive pickups. Of course, all trucks have one thing in common: they carry cargo. Unfortunately, our Charlotte truck accident attorneys see too many cases of accidents that were directly caused by that cargo. Anyone who operates a truck needs to know how to properly secure their loads, and motorists who share the roads are advised to learn how to recognize and avoid potential cargo-related accidents. […]

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CDC Identifies Crashes as the Main Cause of Work-Related Trucker Deaths

Dec 15, 2015 by , Truck Accidents

It is logical to assume that the size and weight of commercial trucks provides safety for truck drivers, even though they virtually guarantee serious injuries to other motorists involved in accidents with them. Still, statistics show that truck drivers are far from immune to serious injuries and fatalities. Any Charlotte work accident lawyer knows that NC workers’ compensation law can potentially cover accidental injuries and fatalities to commercial truck drivers. However, claims can be rejected under some circumstances. More importantly, more drivers need to use simple common-sense measures to reduce […]

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