Semi-Truck Accidents on the Rise

The summer of 2017 has been a dangerous season on Kansas City highways. A spate of fiery crashes involving semi-trucks have taken innocent lives and left others with serious injuries. Sadly, these large truck crashes are on the rise across the nation. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more … Read more

COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS: DRIVER FATIGUE

People are right to be afraid of getting into motor vehicle accidents with commercial trucks and rightfully so. Some of these vehicles can weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds! These big rigs also tend to be less maneuverable, which makes it hard for them to avoid stopped vehicles or obstacles in their paths. While truck drivers … Read more

SHOULD YOU RELEASE YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS AFTER A CRASH?

You’ve been in a car accident. You’ve been injured, you’ve sought medical attention, kept all pertinent records, and stayed organized and on top of things. All this, despite the chaotic and traumatic nature of car accidents that leave us a little dazed in the aftermath. Through it all, you’ve kept good communication with your own … Read more

TRUCKING INDUSTRY ATTEMPTS TO LOBBY AWAY ITS LIABILITY FOR YOUR INJURIES

As reported by The Kansas City Star, “Big rig crashes kill nearly 4,000 American each year and injury more than 85,000. Since 2009, fatalities involving large trucks have increased 17 percent. Injuries have gone up 28 percent.” Given these realities, one would think that the trucking industry would want to emphasize its safety record by providing … Read more

THE MANY WAYS IN WHICH A TRUCK ACCIDENT CAN OCCUR

Semi-truck accidents are often inherently very dangerous and devastating. Trucks are larger and more powerful vehicles than all other automobiles. When they are involved in a wreck, it is very likely that serious and potentially fatal injuries may occur. Many do not understand the numerous causes and factors that may go into determining liability in … Read more

TRUCK TIRES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY

It appears there is a significant connection between tire safety and tractor-trailer crashes on our nation’s highways. While tires often can only handle speeds of 75 miles per hour, drivers of big-rig trucks often drive these vehicles in excess of that speed. Missouri is contemplating allowing truckers to drive their vehicles at speeds of 75 … Read more

CARGO CAN CAUSE (OR BE PART OF) A TRUCK ACCIDENT

An astonishing motor vehicle accident shows just how important cargo can be in a truck accident. In this specific case, the cargo being carried by a large truck was actually military-grade explosives. As a result, the highway was (understandably) shut down for an extended period so that crews could sort out the dangerous scene. The … Read more