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What Information to Collect in a Truck Accident

Published on Nov 17, 2023 at 9:28 pm in Truck Accidents.

What Information to Collect in a Truck Accident
Let’s face it: no matter how careful you (or other drivers) are, vehicle accidents happen. While accidents are an annoying fact of life, reaching out to an experienced Baltimore truck lawyer will help ensure it’s as painless and frustration-free as possible. Nothing is going to make a vehicular accident a happy, carefree experience, but there are some steps that you can take immediately following an incident to minimize future frustration and confusion.

Taking the proper actions and knowing what information to collect in any vehicle accident can help to address financial liability, responsibility, and compensation following an accident, especially with incidents involving 18-wheelers or other commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and the laws involving them. In this blog post, we will provide you with the additional essential information you should collect immediately after a commercial vehicle accident, as well as what should be collected as it becomes available.

How To Check a Commercial Driver’s Car Accident History

Published on Jun 16, 2023 at 7:57 pm in Truck Accidents.

How To Check a Commercial Driver's Car Accident History
After a commercial trucking crash, a serious investigation into the driver, motor carrier, and other involved parties needs to be conducted. This is a critical step in assigning liability and restoring justice to the injured party.

We at Belsky & Horowitz, LLC explain how to check a commercial driver’s car accident history. If you have questions about a collision in which you or a loved one were injured, please reach out to our office to discuss your case for free with one of our trucking accident experts.

How Does Tractor-Trailer Brake Failure Cause Accidents?

Published on Jun 2, 2022 at 8:24 pm in Truck Accidents.

How Does Tractor-Trailer Brake Failure Cause Accidents?

Brake failure is one of the most dangerous situations involving a tractor-trailer. When a large, heavy machine doesn’t have the ability to stop, large-scale devastation can result. If a driver loses control of the semi-truck, anything in the vehicle’s path can be destroyed. Other cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, and even nearby buildings may be caught in the destruction caused by tractor-trailer brake failure.

There’s no question that tractor-trailer brake failure causes accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recognizes that most brake malfunction collisions are very serious in nature. FMCSA regulations governing brake use, maintenance, and inspection are rigorous. But not every motor carrier adheres to these mandatory guidelines.

How Do You Report a Truck Driver?

Published on Jul 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm in Truck Accidents.

Point of view of a driver seeing an oncoming truck

Chances are when you’re driving on a highway or even a more rural road, you’ll likely see a truck driver. Most times, you can both coexist on the road without problems because truck drivers are highly trained. Unfortunately, sometimes truckers can be exhausted, intoxicated, or distracted at the wheel, and cause an accident with an object or another vehicle on the road. When that happens, you could report them for their reckless driving.

How Common Are Rollover Accidents?

Published on Feb 6, 2020 at 5:54 pm in Truck Accidents.

Rollover truck in ditch

Large trucks require more training and caution to drive because there are so many variables to manage while driving. When truck drivers lose control, rollover accidents are a very real possibility and are incredibly dangerous. In fact, 48% of occupant deaths in large trucks are caused by rollovers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

When it comes to how often they occur, truck rollovers happen every day. Even though truck drivers have tons of training and have to be certified, American Truck Business Services (ATBS) reports that driver error is the main reason that trucks overturn. Drivers misjudging a turn, speeding, or driving distractedly could all be considered driver error.

Since truck rollover accidents are common, what are some other causes?

Common Causes of Jackknife Accidents in Maryland

Published on Jan 8, 2019 at 4:09 pm in Truck Accidents.

Motor vehicle accidents always have the potential to be devastating. When a semi-truck is involved, the chance of serious injury or death increases because of the truck’s added size and weight. Unfortunately, someone could potentially be hospitalized or suffer from catastrophic injuries following a truck accident.

One of the most devastating types of truck accidents occurs when a commercial truck’s trailer and cab don’t accelerate or decelerate at the same rate of speed in a short amount of time. If a trucker slams on their brakes very quickly, for example, the momentum of the connected trailer may carry the trailer forward and surpass that of the cab’s momentum. This can cause the trailer to skid forward into a “V” shape in relation to the cab instead of its normal position behind the cab, mimicking the shape of a jackknife or pocketknife.

When the entire trailer skids forward, any vehicles in the nearby lanes are likely to get pushed into and aside, causing a serious accident that often gets referred to as a “jackknife” accident. The entire truck’s momentum moving forward may additionally cause other vehicles to collide into the tractor trailer as it slides in whatever direction the momentum is carrying it in.

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