Category: Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Statistics Are Getting Worse

Truck Accidents
  July 9, 2021

Truck accidents are on the rise throughout Pennsylvania. There are more trucks on the road these days, raising the risk of accidents and increasing their number. This situation is only going to grow worse in the coming years as the amount of economic activity expands even more. Truck accidents are on the rise The number of truck accident fatalities is…

Why Are Some Truck Accidents So Complex?

Truck Accidents
  March 5, 2021

Truck accidents could lead to horrific injuries and massive property damage. Physics comes into play when a semi-truck crashes into smaller vehicles, and the crash might not be the only source of damage. Trucks traveling on Pennsylvania roads could present many hazards when their drivers don’t adhere to safe practices. Unfortunately, even when a driver operates a truck safely, third…

When Punitive Damages Could Be Justified After an Accident

Truck Accidents
  January 14, 2021

Accident injury claims are usually restricted in value to the amount of insurance maintained by a primarily negligent driver, but in some instances, there can be extensive insurance protection and even personal assets to attach when total damages exceed coverage. Passengers are typically not assessed for comparative negligence, so whole financial damages can be available, but drivers will still be…

The Dangers of Driving in Winter Weather

Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck Accidents
  December 22, 2020

Winter driving conditions are often treacherous in Pennsylvania, but there are measures drivers can take to greatly increase their chances of reaching their destinations safely. Many winter accidents involve vehicles that have been poorly maintained, and motorists who do not adjust their driving habits to account for slippery road surfaces or reduced visibility cause many others. These accidents are almost…

Were You Injured in a Truck Accident?

Truck Accidents
  December 18, 2020

While large commercial trucks share the same roadways as passenger car drivers in Pennsylvania, they operate under a different set of rules. Truck-specific safety regulations such as reduced speed limits and driving hour limitations were put in place to mitigate accident risks. Due to their large size, trucks pose a great danger to other cars when they are involved in…

Road Risk: How to Reduce the Chances of an Accident

Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck Accidents
  December 8, 2020

Car accidents are a common occurrence, and no matter how big or small, they can be devastating for a person or business to go through. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind the things needed to keep yourself and your loved ones safe while driving. The following includes some of the best ways to reduce the chances of an…

Daylight Saving Time Affects Driving Dangers

Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck Accidents
  November 6, 2020

Pennsylvania is among the many states that adjust their clock for daylight savings time. When the annual “fall back” happens, darkness comes even sooner. That leaves many people driving home from work under nighttime driving conditions, which can increase the odds of suffering a motor vehicle accident. Many other potential dangers arise with the yearly time changes that impact most…

Truckers who drink more coffee may be more likely to crash

Truck Accidents
  April 17, 2020

With truckers working long hours every day, it makes sense that a lot of them would try to stay awake with coffee. One study, however, has tentatively linked high amounts of coffee use over the long term with a greater risk for an accident. If you were injured in a truck accident in Pennsylvania and you found that the trucker…

Sleep deprivation in commercial drivers is a dangerous issue

Truck Accidents, Workers' Compensation
  May 24, 2019

When you don’t get enough sleep, it can affect the health of your brain and everything you do. Being tired can make it harder for you to make good decisions or react quickly when the situation requires an immediate response. If you have ever wound up behind the wheel of a car while feeling exhausted, you likely know how difficult…

Is it dangerous to drive when you are sick?

Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck Accidents
  April 19, 2018

Sneezing, coughing and a sore throat may have you reaching for the nearest bottle of cold medicine and box of tissues. However, they may also be a sign that you should rethink reaching for your car keys. A common cold or flu can negatively impact your driving ability and increase your chances of a serious car accident. How can a…