Category Archives: Trucking Wreck Injury

18-wheelers are dangerous, and there are few things worse than a trucking wreck injury, so we have posted stories to help.

Common Truck Accidents

It is essential for all drivers to exercise their duty of care in order to lower the risk of vehicular accidents. Truck drivers are expected to be extra careful during their drives. Their semi-trucks are not only larger than the other cars on the road, but also heavier and harder to stop quickly. Should an accident occur, smaller cars may end up with more damage than the semi-truck, not to mention the potential for serious injury for passenger vehicle occupants. Here are a couple of common types of truck accidents so you can be prepared for your next drive. Accidents Caused by Passengers Even with their huge rigs, truckers may not be as intimidating on the roads as one might think. The most common truck accidents that occur happen due to passenger vehicle drivers, rather than trucker, negligence. To be negligent is to act in a reckless or careless manner….
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Driver in Deadly Big Rig Crash Arrested in Georgia

A horrific truck accident in Palm Springs, California left 13 people dead and 31 injured in 2016. The truck driver fled the state, but was recently arrested in Georgia. According to a multi-agency fugitive task force, 51-year-old Bruce Guilford was arrested and charged with 13 counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, 12 counts of felony reckless driving causing injury and 17 misdemeanor counts of reckless driving causing injury. The agency says that Guilford fell asleep at the wheel of his truck while stopped in a construction-related traffic brake. When his lane was reopened, Guilford kept his brakes engaged and did not move. A motor coach then crashed into the back of the big-rig, killing 13 and injuring 31 passengers. Later, California Highway Patrol revealed that Guilford frequently violated hours-of-service rules by driving more hours than he was allowed and falsifying his travel logs. Prior to the truck crash, he…
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What Are the Leading Causes of Truck Accidents?

On October 18, a multi-vehicle accident in Twiggs County led to the death of a truck driver. Two-tractor trailers and a car were involved in the crash, which ripped the cabin completely off one truck and killed its driver. Two other victims were hospitalized with non-fatal injuries. On October 15, an accident on Interstate 85 killed a woman and her infant. The accident happened when a semi-truck slid off the curve on an on-ramp. The driver failed to negotiate the curve, lost control and crashed into another vehicle. Common Causes of Truck Accidents While truck drivers do sometimes cause accidents, it is often passenger vehicles and other nearby vehicles that cause truck accidents. Most commonly, drivers fail to respect the semi-truck’s performance capabilities, such as the long distances required for a truck to brake or the blind spots that truck driver’s deal with. Drivers might commit dangerous acts like driving…
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