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Jackknife Accidents – Causes, Risks, and Injuries

A jackknife accident involves a tractor-trailer with the trailer swinging out from the rear to the side; the configuration appears as a “V” or “L” when it comes to a rest. When a trailer skids out to the side, the movement is referred to as a trailer swing or slew. The name jackknife comes from…

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Common Injuries Caused by Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Vehicle crashes involving tractor-trailers can often result in catastrophic injuries for drivers and passengers in the smaller vehicle. This is due to the significant disparity in the weight and size between a tractor-trailer, which can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and a smaller vehicle that may weigh only 3,000 or 4,000 pounds. The impact…

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When Is a Shipper Liable for a Truck Accident?

Truck accidents can lead to serious, life-altering injuries, such as amputation, paralysis, damage to organs, internal bleeding, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Victims of truck accidents often find themselves in the hospital for weeks or months at a time undergoing multiple surgeries, therapy, and other treatments. Truck accidents can force victims out of work,…

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What Do I Do if I’m Injured in a Crash With a Big Rig?

Even in light of reduced highway traffic during the coronavirus pandemic, people are still getting seriously hurt in truck crashes. These accidents can be much more complicated than a typical car accident. Injuries and vehicle damage are more severe due to the nature of the truck’s size and weight alone. Then, after your accident, you…

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Truck Accidents Have Spiked in the Last Few Weeks

While the country sheltered-in-place, people relied – and still do – on truck drivers to deliver food, medical supplies, clothing, entertainment devices and materials, and a full range of products for essential living and for comfort. The rules for truck drivers are continually changing. Some of these rules have the force of laws such as…

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When Big Rigs Hit-and-Run

A big rig is an incredibly large commercial vehicle that takes up a lot of space on the road. These vehicles are commonly used for the transportation of different products that are shipped from one state to the next. The drivers of these vehicles have a major responsibility that involves driving safely and efficiently to…

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