Were You Injured in a Delivery Truck Accident?

Were You Injured in a Delivery Truck Accident?

Truck Accident
While many people shopped online prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, online orders surged as retail stores shut down, or people avoided going in public as much as possible. This means that while there might be fewer cars on the roads, there are certainly more delivery trucks right in our own neighborhoods. While we rely on delivery drivers to get packages to our doors, they can also cause serious accidents and injuries. Delivery vehicles come in different shapes and sizes, such as box trucks, articulated trucks, or even large vans. They all have one thing in common, however - they can be more difficult to maneuver in residential areas than smaller passenger vehicles. Delivery trucks have certain risks, including: Needing more room for turnsNeeding more time to slow down or stopHigher…
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Common Types of Commercial Truck Accidents

Common Types of Commercial Truck Accidents

Truck Accident
There are almost 269 million commercial vehicles registered in the United States and, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), about 541,000 traffic crashes involved one or more commercial vehicles in a single year. These large semi-trucks can crash in many ways, and the following are only some of the common types of truck crashes. Rollovers Semi-trucks are extremely tall vehicles with a relatively narrow wheelbase, which means they are highly prone to rolling over on their sides. Trucks can roll over for many reasons, including: Hitting a curbOvercorrectingTaking a turn too fastHigh winds Jackknifes Tractor-trailers are articulated vehicles, which means the cab of the truck is connected to the trailer by a coupling device. This device allows the truck to turn while keeping the trailer steady when…
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