The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicated that around 95,000 people in the U.S. sustained injuries in accidents involving large commercial trucks in a single year. The injuries suffered in truck accidents can vary widely, with victims experiencing everything from minor cuts to paralyzing spinal cord injuries. One type of serious injury that can result from a commercial truck accident is a catastrophic burn injury. Burns are severe injuries that can often result in many complications and can require extensive medical treatment and it is important for any burned accident victims to discuss their rights with an experienced … Read MorePosted In: Truck Accidents
In order for victims to recover compensation after a Michigan truck accident, they need to be able to establish the cause of their crash. While there may be some cases in which the cause of an accident is obvious to everyone involved, this is not always the case, and determining the cause may require a significant amount of investigation. Fortunately for victims who are not familiar with investigating commercial truck accidents, an attorney can be of assistance.
Here are some of the ways a lawyer can help determine the cause of a truck accident so that you can recover compensation.… Read MorePosted In: Truck Accidents
Industrial vehicles sometimes weigh nearly 80,000 pounds. They’re difficult to control, plus they are very difficult to manage when running at full-speed down a Michigan interstate or a freeway. Due to their reduced capability to respond at a moment’s notice, tired drivers are unlikely to make life-saving choices on the highway. They might be unable to think clearly while exhausted. The National Transportation Safety Board indicates that commercial or industrial driver fatigue can account for over 40% of all truck accidents.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association released a brand new rule by making modifications towards the “hours of service” … Read MorePosted In: Truck Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides that in 2014, there were 901 traffic fatalities in the state of Michigan. This amounts to 9.09 fatalities per 100,000 Michigan residents, only slightly less than the national average of 10.25 fatalities per 100,000 residents.
As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, motor vehicle accidents concern us all. Fortunately, the vast majority of auto accidents are not fatal. Approximately 80 people are killed on US roads every day, but more than 5 million non-fatal crashes are reported annually. Fatal crashes typically involve the following:
- Speeding: Most people have
It is estimated that an average of thirty people die every day, or one every 51 minutes, as the result of an accident involving drinking and driving, nationwide. This value, reported by the  accounts for approximately one third of vehicle-related deaths and a financial cost of 59 billion dollars, in the United States alone.
Accidents which are the result of a large truck operator driving a tractor-trailer under the influence (DUI), or driving while intoxicated (DWI), are much more likely to result in one or more fatalities than those involving smaller vehicles. For