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Trucking Accidents

Proposed Change to Commercial Truck Drivers’ HOS Regulations

HOS Regulation Proposed Change

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates and monitors trucking companies throughout the United States, setting forth regulations governing commercial motor vehicles and trucking companies.

Within the FMCSA Regulations are a set of rules referred to as Hours of Service (HOS). These regulations govern commercial truck drivers and the hours they work and drive.

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Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Determining Fault

Multi Vehicle Accident

When an accident involves three or more vehicles, how do you determine who is at fault or liable?

Multi-vehicle accidents often happen when three or more vehicles hit each other in a “chain” of rear-end accidents. Typically, we assume that the driver who does the rear-ending is at-fault, but that is not necessarily the case in a chain reaction accident.

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Semi-Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents

SemiTruck Accident with Car

Approximately, 5,000 people in passenger vehicles die every year in automotive accidents involving semi-trucks. Large commercial truck accidents tend to be more complex than those that occur between standard passenger vehicles.

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Illegal U-turn by Commercial Truck Turns Deadly

Illegal Truck U-Turn

Making a U-turn is one of the most dangerous maneuvers any driver on our roadways can make. When done by a large commercial truck, the results can be devastating and often deadly.

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Proving Negligence in Accidents with SemiTrucks

semitruck accidents

Accidents involving large commercial semitrucks are typically more complex than ones involving standard motor vehicles. It is not always proving that the truck driver was negligent; the fact is that negligence may extend to the trucking company and even third parties, such as those who loaded the truck.

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Tractor-Trailer Sideswipes Bus on I-70 in Blue Springs

Kansas City Tractor-Trailer Accident

If you were on I-70 near the Adams Dairy Parkway exit in Blue Springs, MO, this morning, you may have gotten stuck in heavy traffic after a tractor-trailer sideswiped a charter bus.

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Accident with an Uninsured Driver?

uninsured motorist auto accident

As you probably know, all states require a minimum amount of insurance on a vehicle. However, according to the Insurance Research Council, an estimated 1 in 7 drivers in the U.S. is uninsured.

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Texting and Driving Kills

Texting and Driving Lawsuit

In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers and 424,000 were injured. While distracted driving involves many activities, tasks associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices – texting and driving, for instance – increases the risk of getting into a crash by three times.

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Semi-truck Accident Closes I-70 in Kansas City

semi-truck accident

Were you on I-70 yesterday during rush hour? Those that were got stuck in heavy traffic after a semi-truck overturned and lost its load shutting down the east bound lanes.

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Helping Truck Drivers Manage Driver Fatigue

Tired truck driver

Truck drivers work long hours, face strenuous deadlines and often have rigorous schedules. Is it any wonder that one of the leading causes for truck driving accidents is due to driver fatigue?

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