large truck accidents in Florence, AL

It’s challenging to say what percentage of backing-up accidents involve large trucks, as safety agencies like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) don’t provide detailed data on backing accidents. However, the Alabama Department of Transportation has some useful backing accident statistics. A recent report indicates that 442 truck crashes in one year (roughly 4.2 […]

dark colored car rear ended yellow truck on road

It’s important to always keep a safe distance behind the vehicle in front of you in traffic. When you don’t, your risk of getting in an accident goes up. But this is especially true when driving behind a large commercial truck. Failure to maintain a safe following distance can lead to potentially catastrophic accidents that […]

large truck accident lawyers

Delays that truck drivers experience due to the loading and unloading of cargo can lead to lost revenue and increase the chances that drivers will violate federal regulations to make deliveries on time. Delays could also increase the risk of truck crashes as drivers try to make up lost time on the road by speeding […]

moving van parked at curb where boxes sit

Although renting moving trucks allows people to move properties more cost-effectively than hiring a full-service moving company, many people renting moving vans don’t have the experience or skill to operate these vehicles safely. If you got hurt in an accident involving a rented moving truck in Alabama, who can you hold responsible for your crash-related […]

truck making an illegal u-turn in Alabama

Did a trucker make a U-turn and crash into your vehicle? Truck drivers who make improper U-turns put every other driver on the road at risk of serious injury. That’s why some states and trucking companies have banned commercial truck drivers from making these maneuvers. Alabama Laws on Trucks Making U-Turns Alabama law states that […]

rolled over truck after an accident

News reports of a semi-truck that rolled onto its side recently near Decatur raise the question of how common 18-wheeler overturns are in Alabama. This article will explore statistics on semi-truck rollover accidents, address the high rollover risk among such vehicles, and identify where large trucks overturn most frequently. It will also discuss how the rollover […]

truck speeding down highway

The massive size and weight of semi-trucks make even basic driving maneuvers like stopping far more difficult and potentially dangerous. Understanding how much room a commercial vehicle needs to come to a stop could help keep you safe while driving in Alabama. Below, we’ll discuss how truck brake systems work and how much space you […]

Semi truck on road

Operating a semi-truck requires a great deal of training, skill, and care. Because of their immense size and weight, 18-wheelers don’t maneuver or stop like a regular passenger vehicle. Instead, truck drivers must always remain aware of their surroundings and plan ahead to safely slow down or stop their vehicles, especially when they’re in traffic. […]

large truck accident lawyers

Because of the sheer size of the vehicles, any accident involving a large commercial truck is bound to be serious and often fatal. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is planning to conduct its first large truck crash causation study (LTCCS) in 15 years and release the results to the public. The study will […]

Truck driver accident

The demands of the trucking industry have only increased in recent years due to the continued expansion of the retail industry. The success of businesses like Amazon and Walmart drives a constant need for the movement of products across the country. Unfortunately, though the demand for truck drivers has increased, there aren’t many people who […]