Truck Accident

What to Know About Delivery Truck Accidents

Delivery truck accidents are common, especially since the pandemic hit and more delivery trucks are on the road than ever before. Victims are entitled to compensation after a collision with a delivery truck, but these claims are often more complicated, making it harder to obtain the compensation they deserve. Potential Issues with Delivery Truck Accident Claims In an attempt to limit liability for accidents, many commercial delivery carriers avoid hiring employees and instead use "independent contractors" to...
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Truck Blind Spots: Who Is Liable For An Accident?

Commercial trucks have considerably large blind spots that limit a truck driver’s visibility, making it dangerous for motorists who travel in these “no-zones.” Drivers should exercise caution and try to avoid a truck’s blind spots. Still, commercial drivers are required to operate their vehicles safely, drive predictably and use turn signals well in advance of making a maneuver. When a blind spot accident does occur, it can be challenging to determine who is liable. Who Could Be...
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What is a Truck’s Black Box?

If you were involved in an accident with a commercial truck, the vehicle should contain an event data recorder (EDR), commonly referred to as a black box. This small device records data on the truck’s physical condition and the driver’s actions. Retrieving the data after a truck accident is critical because it can help prove a party’s liability. What Data Does a Black Box Contain? Black boxes typically record 30 days at a time before writing over...
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When To Hire An Attorney For A Truck Accident

After a truck accident, you may be wondering if you should hire an attorney. Not every personal injury case requires one, but many truck accident claims are incredibly complex, and an attorney’s resources can significantly increase your chance of success. Here are a few situations when it is in your best interests to have legal representation. Injuries Are Severe Truck accidents often cause devastating and life-changing injuries, which is why in most cases, hiring a trucking accident...
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Who Is at Fault in a Rental Truck Accident?

Rental trucks may not be as large as commercial trucks, but they can still cause significant damage in an accident. Anyone who has a license can rent a truck and they are not required to go through special training. As a result, there are many collisions involving rental trucks each year, and who is at fault will depend on the unique circumstances of each case. Rental Truck Driver Liability The rental truck driver is responsible for adhering...
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