Car Accidents

Causes of Semi Truck Accidents

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were nearly 3400 people killed in fatal auto crashes in the state of Texas in 2007. Of these fatalities, nearly ten percent were the result of accidents involving “large trucks”, as defined by the NHTSA. Although some auto accidents are the result… read more

How To Avoid Semi Truck Collisions

Large 18-Wheelers seem to be everywhere on today’s highways. Unfortunately, they are an essential part of today’s society. Instead of trying to avoid them all together, learning how to drive near them can help you drive safer. This article provides tips and rules of the road that may prevent an accident one day. Driving Safely Near Semi… read more

5-Year-Old Saves Brother in 18-Wheeler Accident

A family of three–father, 5-year-old, and 2-year-old–were moving to Galveston earlier last month, driving their 18-wheeler to the new city. Suddenly, they hit a cement pillar and caused a horrible accident. The accident caused a fire that unfortunately killed the father of the family. The 5-year-old son is credited with pulling his 2-year-old brother out of the… read more

Semi Truck Accident Risk Factors

Driving a semi truck always presents a bigger risk than a non-commercial vehicle because they are so large and heavy. Truck drivers not only need to be aware of the dangers their large vehicles present, but other drivers need to be cautious of the risks they present as well. Even the smallest of driving errors… read more

Next Steps After a Semi Truck Accident

Half a million truck accidents happen in the U.S. each year, and one-in-eight fatal traffic accidents involve a semi truck. Unfortunately, semi truck accidents continue to happen every day. For those who have been involved in one, it is important to know the legal steps to take after the accident happens. What to do after… read more

What Different Weather Conditions Does to Semi Truck Driving

Dangerous weather conditions are one of the most common causes of trucking accidents. Weather can affect the handling of the truck as well as the driver. Because of this, truck drivers are required by law to use extra caution while driving in dangerous weather. This article explains the weather conditions that can affect a semi… read more