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Commercial Vehicle Accidents Archives

What are the “no zones” of a semi truck?

In a previous blog post, you learned some tips to driving safely around large trucks. One of those tips mentioned the trucks "no zones." In order to stay safe and to be able to share Louisiana roadways with trucks and avoid accidents, you must completely understand what the "no zones" are and why they are so critical.

What are some facts about commercial vehicle accidents?

Commercial vehicles are plentiful on Louisiana roadways. They include everything from large semi trucks to passenger busses. These vehicles are almost always the largest ones on the road. When they cause or are involved in an accident, it often results in serious injuries and even deaths. Because of this, it is imperative to be aware of them when you are on the roads and to understand how to avoid an accident with one.

Why trucking accidents are so deadly

Louisiana drivers are well aware that they share the highways and freeways with large trucks. Of course they are careful when passing them and never cut back in front of them too quickly, but what they might not be aware of is that approximately 10 percent of highway deaths involve a large truck. So says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Facts about construction zone accidents

Accidents in construction zones are unfortunately a common occurrence in Louisiana. Construction zones are a dangerous place due to the nature of the work and the many dangerous machines and equipment used. However, accidents can often be prevented through the vigilance of employers, workers and others around construction zones. Despite best efforts, though, accidents still occur all too often, many resulting in catastrophic injuries or death.

How does speeding affect accidents?

If you are like most drivers, you have probably exceeded the posted speed limit at some point when driving in Louisiana. It can happen easily, but when you are intentionally speeding, it creates dangerous conditions. Speeding leads to many accidents, which are typically more severe than accidents that do not involve speeding.

What is a Mansfield bar?

Large vehicles on Louisiana roadways pose a huge threat to passenger vehicles in the event of a crash. You have likely heard about such accidents. The government sets rules and regulations to try to make large trucks safer. Some regulations have been the result of what was learned in an accident. This is true for the Mansfield bar.

How common are bus accidents?

With the wide variety of travel options available, you may choose to take a car, plane, bus or train to many destinations. While many people have a fear of flying, traveling by bus is generally considered a safe way to go. However, buses might not always be as safe as many people believe. If you have been involved in a bus accident in Louisiana or known someone who has, you may be wondering how common these incidents are. The Journalist Resource reports on studies showing just how safe buses really are.

Violations of trucking regulations linked to liability

If you or a loved one is involved in a crash with a commercial truck, chances are the injuries suffered will be life threatening or fatal. This is due to the massive size and considerable power of these vehicles. Considering how much damage can be suffered in these crashes, it is crucial to investigate them thoroughly and identify any evidence of negligence or recklessness to establish liability.

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