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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.

Why do truck drivers crash?

If you've been involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer, you probably want to know why the truck went out of control or hit your vehicle. You were doing your best to obey the rules of the road, so why wasn't the driver of that vehicle? While you can file a claim and get compensated for the accident, that doesn't always answer your questions. Here are some common reasons truck drivers crash their vehicles.

What you should do after you're injured in a crash

Do you know what to do if you're involved in a car or truck accident? Even as a victim, you have some responsibilities to uphold. Of course, the first thing you should do is to seek out medical attention, but following treatment, you need to take steps to obtain the compensation you need to pay for medical care and other financial losses.

1 killed in 2-vehicle accident in Connecticut

When you take your car out for a spin, the last thing you imagine is that you're going to be involved in a car accident. If you or a loved one is hurt or you lose a loved one in the accident, the situation can seem overwhelming. It's important to know that the person who was negligent can be held at fault so you can seek compensation for the injuries and losses you've suffered.

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