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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.