Upon entering a bus, one of the first things on your mind may be whether or not the driver is any good. You hope that he or she has had enough sleep and that the driver is well-educated in driving the vehicle you're in. The last thing you want is to be involved in a crash because of a poorly trained or distracted driver.
After an accident you must make an insurance claim in the right manner. It's one of the first things you need to do after you're in a crash. The only thing that should really precede initiating this claim is seeking the medical care you may need following the collision.
When a truck driver is on the job, he or she is meant to fill out a daily trucking log. This log identifies things like when he or she slept, took breaks and completed jobs.
Traveling on the highway, you know that it can get dangerous in the winter. For commercial truck drivers, the hazards other drivers can easily maneuver around and through aren't so easy.
If you're in a truck accident and expect a settlement, there are things you should know. For instance, did you know that your claim for compensation goes through the civil court, not the criminal court? It's completely possible for the person who struck you to face criminal charges separate from your civil lawsuit.
When large trucks are on the roads, there's always a risk of serious or fatal crashes. These large vehicles are harder to stop and control. If one goes out of control, it can leave devastation in its wake.
Has the trucking industry actually become more dangerous for drivers? Some believe so, especially since the economy has improved. With more trucks on the road than in years past, it is more common to see accidents involving big rigs, which can mean serious or fatal injuries for those in the collision.
There are many reasons that truck accidents happen, many of which are preventable. As someone who shares time on the roads with drivers in charge of semitrucks and vehicles with multiple trailers, you need to know that you're going to be safe. While there are no guarantees, there are some things that you can look out for.
You were traveling when a truck driver hit you. You later found out that the driver did not have a right to have his license; he'd been in a drunk-driving accident in the past and was not supposed to be hired for commercial driving.
A recent truck accident near Chesterton, Indiana, has left a 37-year-old man dead. Details about the accident are few, but reports indicate that a semi-truck struck the victim's pickup as he was standing outside of his vehicle. The force of the collision caused the victim to be struck by his own vehicle. Unfortunately, he died at the scene due to blunt force trauma.