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Drowsy driving puts everyone at risk of injury

At all times, it's necessary for truck drivers to be awake, aware and focused. They need to be certain they're staying in their lanes, prepared to slow or stop for slowing traffic and in control of their vehicles. Drivers who are drowsy can't make the same quick decisions as those who get enough sleep.

What should you do if you're in a crash with a truck?

Trucks are incredibly large, heavy vehicles, and if they're involved in crashes, they can cause serious injuries and deaths. The destruction that can be caused by vehicles this size is scary, which is why drivers have to be properly trained to be behind the wheel.

How can truck drivers be safer on the roads?

When a truck driver is safe, he or she protects many people on the roads from danger. When he or she isn't, the negligent acts performed during driving can result in crashes. What should drivers be doing to keep people safe? There are actually a number of suggestions drivers can follow.

A settlement offer: You should consider your options closely

There's nothing quite as terrifying as realizing you're going to be hit by a tractor-trailer. These vehicles weigh thousands of pounds, and they have the ability to crush your vehicle on impact. If the truck rolls, it can completely collapse your vehicle's frame, trapping or pinning you inside.

20-year-old man killed in speeding accident

Driving too quickly is illegal because of the dangers is poses to you and others on the road. Speeding can quickly result in a driver losing control of a vehicle and ending up with serious injuries. In some cases, drivers, passengers and others may be impacted, suffering injuries or being killed in the accident.

Minor injuries suffered as a result of wrong-way crash

When a driver is on the wrong side of a highway, he or she puts everyone's lives at risk. A driver headed south in northbound lanes or vice versa could collide with someone head-on, which can result in serious injuries. Even if a crash doesn't take place directly, other drivers may have a veer out of the way to avoid a collision, causing them to crash their vehicles without impacting the oncoming vehicle.

What kinds of losses can you claim after an accident?

Truck drivers are held to high standards by state and federal laws. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation control the Federal Trucking Regulations. If you've been hurt in a truck accident, here are some facts about the regulations that the driver should have been following that could help your case.

Why drowsy driving is a serious concern for truck drivers

Driver fatigue puts anyone on the road, and even some people off the roads, in danger. Imagine driving down the road and suddenly finding yourself face-to-face with a truck going the wrong way or traveling into your lane. Both of these situations are possible and sometimes caused by a drowsy driver behind the wheel. People affected by drowsy driving have the option of filing an insurance claim or lawsuit to recover financial losses.

Who is liable in a bus crash?

When you're a rider on a tour bus, you probably think that it's the driver who can be held liable for any issues that arise on the trip. Interestingly, while the driver could be held liable, the company is likely to be as well. There may even be third parties who can be held accountable in a crash.

The high costs of spinal cord injuries and your crash

The costs of living with a spinal cord injury can be immense. The exact costs depend on the injury itself, whether it's complete or incomplete and if recovery is a possibility. The age at which the injury takes place also impacts the overall cost of the injury over a person's lifetime. Here are some of the facts about spinal cord injuries of various types.

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