What are some of the Most Common Reasons Why Tractor Trailer Accidents Occur?

For more than 25 years we have been helping accident victims receive the benefits they need and deserve. Each year thousands of people die in accidents involving tractor trailers. A majority of the victims are people in passenger vehicles in which they are not equipped to withstand that type of collision. When a tractor trailer … Read more

Driver Fatigue – Dangers of Commercial Trucking

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The NTSB estimates that nearly 20% of their investigations identified fatigue as the contributing factor in truck accidents. As Americans, we share the road with commercial trucks on a daily basis. We have become used to driving along side them and may give little or no thought to their presence. However, according the Federal Motor … Read more

Tractor Trailer Accidents Require Thorough Investigation

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Commercial truck drivers can be negligent, overworked, under trained, or just victim to mechanical failure. Being involved in an accident with a tractor trailer can be a life-altering event. These types of accidents are known to cause very serious injuries or even death. In addition, becoming the victim of a truck accident can cause devastating … Read more

Road Conditions: Major Factor in Tractor Trailer Accidents

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The condition of the road plays a major role in truck accidents. While a truck driver does not have control over what the road conditions are, they are expected to know how to operate their tractor trailer in such conditions. There are several road characteristics that can be hazardous to tractor trailers such as the … Read more

What to Do If You Are Involved In a Truck Accident?

Attorney James M. Hoffmann has been protecting the rights of St. Louis injured workers since 1993. In recent years he has been concentrating his practice on helping victims of truck accidents. The most common error that people make when they are hit by a negligent and irresponsible truck driver is that they postpone their decision to … Read more

Trucking Companies vs. Truck Drivers

Their argument involves negligence on the part of the trucking companies, who are notorious for forcing long hours onto their drivers, as well as failing to properly train drivers. A landmark article argues that trucking companies are more at fault in accident claims than the truck drivers themselves. Trucking accidents have a variety of causes, … Read more