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With Less Truckers on the Road, Will More Accidents Happen?

Published on Sep 19, 2019 at 12:49 pm in Truck Accidents.

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We’ve all driven past truckers on the highway or local roads. Though you might not have realized, there has been a decline in the trucking industry this year. Over 3,000 truck drivers have lost their jobs in 2019, especially truck drivers for small businesses, as reported by Business Insider.

A whopping 640 commercial trucking companies went bankrupt in just the first half of this year, which is over triple the number from the same time last year. This fall in business was caused by many factors, as told by Business Insider, including a drop in consumer spending, cost of insurance, decline in goods shipped, and the amount of drivers being over capacity.

How Dangerous Are Commercial Trucks During High Winds?

Published on Jan 3, 2019 at 2:37 pm in Truck Accidents.

When motorists think about the dangers associated with commercial vehicles, blind spots, improperly loaded cargo, and fatigued truckers are often first to come to mind. One of the lesser-known hazards, however, is high winds. High winds can put the safety of the trucker and other drivers at risk for a number of reasons.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were well over 1,000 large truck crashes as a result of severe crosswinds in 2016. While the majority resulted in only property damage, hundreds resulted in injuries and eight caused fatalities. Truckers need to know how to safely navigate and operate their trucks in windy conditions; however, it’s just as important for all other motorists to be aware of the risks high winds pose and how to avoid dangerous situations.

How Common are Delivery Vehicle Accidents?

Published on Sep 27, 2018 at 5:12 pm in Truck Accidents.

As modern consumers continue to purchase many of their goods and services online, delivery services have become an even more crucial aspect of our everyday lives. When we think of delivery trucks, we often think of companies and agencies like UPS, FedEx, DHL, and the United States Postal Service (USPS). With the ever-increasing number of delivery trucks on the road, it makes sense that the risk level for accidents is also on the rise.

If you’ve been injured in a delivery vehicle accident in Ohio, our Cincinnati truck accident lawyers can help you recover from the event by holding the negligent party accountable for their actions. Let’s take a look at how common these accidents are with some statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Who’s Responsible for Crashes Caused by Falling Truck Debris?

Published on Jul 10, 2018 at 5:46 pm in Truck Accidents.

When a truck accident comes to mind, collision is normally the first thought; however, an equally dangerous threat looms above your head. Falling debris and cargo from trucks can cause serious accidents, injuries, and even deaths. In the event of a falling truck debris accident, it can be challenging to pin exactly who’s responsible; however, with the right information and help from our Atlanta commercial truck accident lawyers, you can get the justice you deserve.

The Dangers of Overloaded Commercial Trucks

Published on Jun 7, 2018 at 4:33 pm in Truck Accidents.

Highways are often full of trucks delivering cargo to various parts of the country. The cargo is supposed to be secured so the trucker can drive safely. Sometimes, trucks may be overloaded either due to companies wanting to deliver more of something or there was an oversight. This negligence can cause devastating injuries and puts lives at risk.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you may be suffering from injuries and the stress of missing work. But you don’t have to go through this alone. An Atlanta commercial truck accident lawyer from Bey & Associates will help you with your claim. Our experience and compassion drive us to go above and beyond for our clients and do everything to get you a favorable settlement.

Why Do Trucks Make Wide Turns?

Published on May 3, 2018 at 4:42 pm in Truck Accidents.

You’re probably familiar with the blind spots for your car and how to estimate distance when driving around a car that’s turning away from you. But many people aren’t familiar with how these concepts apply to trucks. Because of their size, trucks have more blind spots and need more time and space to turn safely. They also need cars around them to give them plenty of space to make these turns. When this doesn’t happen, it can cause truck accidents.

If you’ve been in a truck accident, you may have sustained injuries that require medical attention and are keeping you from work. Don’t let this financial stress overwhelm you. A Georgia truck accident lawyer from Bey & Associates can help you get the compensation you deserve.