Rhode Island Truck Accident Blog

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Four Ways to Prevent Truck Accidents

Because they transport all the goods we need across the country, commercial trucks have a vital role to play in the American economy. However, the fact that there are so many trucks on our roads and highways means that there is always a possibility of being involved in a collision with one of them. These … READ MORE

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What You Need Know About the Difference Between Truck Accidents and Other Auto Accidents

If you have recently been involved in an accident involving a large vehicle like a tractor-trailer, you might have suffered severe injuries. If you were seriously hurt, you might have to take time off work while you’re being treated, which can lead to lost income and steep medical debt.  The truck accident lawyers at understand … READ MORE

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What Is a Truck Driver’s Travel Log?

How do you keep track of your tasks or work assignments? You may keep a notebook, use a cell phone app, or add tasks to a calendar. Your employer may have software that allows you to track and manage projects and assignments. These are all examples of tools that help you manage your work and … READ MORE

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How Does Fatigue Affect Truck Accidents?

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone to discover that fatigue and sleeplessness contribute to a high percentage of truck and semi accidents on the roads of Rhode Island and other states. Up to 40 percent of all accidents involving commercial vehicles are related in some part to driver fatigue. And for this reason, the … READ MORE

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Why Is the Black Box Important in Truck Accidents?

According to the National Safety Council, large trucks are involved in ten percent of all vehicular accidents. In 2019, there were 5,005 trucks involved in fatal crashes. This represents a 43 percent rise since 2010. There were also 118,000 large trucks involved in crashes that led to injuries, the majority of which happened on non-interstate … READ MORE

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Truck Driver’s Hours of Service Regulations

Truck driving can be an exhausting profession. It requires drivers to be on the road for long hours and at strange times. The number of hours a trucker can drive is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but many drivers figure out ways to falsify information and blow past these regulations. They have … READ MORE

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Bus Driver Did Not Brake in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Collision

According to Bristol Herald Courier, a bus and tractor-trailer collision occurred last Sunday, October 23 around 5:15 a.m. The accident happened along Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, California, killed 13 individuals and injured 31 others. California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele said the bus driver did not brake at all. Abele said, “There’s … READ MORE

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Why Is There a Surge in Truck Accidents Nationwide?

The most deadly and costly occurring accidents are those involving trucks. One out of every eight automotive accident fatalities involve large trucks such as big rigs, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. When a commercial truck is involved in an accident, eighty-six percent of fatalities and seventy-seven percent of those injured are the drivers and … READ MORE

Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated : Monday, July 11, 2022