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Alabama man wins case against trucking company

From a negligent truck company to truck driver fatigue, there are all sorts of reasons why truck accidents continue to take place. Sadly, in Jasper, Alabama, and throughout the United States, people may lose their life or suffer from a permanent disability after a semi truck crash. Furthermore, there are other types of pain and suffering caused by a truck accident that aren't always given as much attention, such as lost wages and medical bills.

After fatal semi truck crash, Morgan files lawsuit

Most readers in Jasper, and elsewhere, are aware of the sizeable number of hours spent, and miles travelled, by truck drivers. People may not know, however, that truckers often must travel great distances from their homes to the locations where they pick up their loads before they can even begin their haul. This can result in fatigued drivers, despite laws and regulations that are meant to prevent drivers from becoming over worked. Truck driver fatigue is among the leading causes for accidents involving these large commercial vehicles.

2 drivers in critical condition after Opelika truck accident

Trucking accidents are all too common on the roads and highways throughout Jasper, and other U.S. cities and towns. The impact caused by a collision between two large semi trucks not only can cause significant damage to the trucks involved, debris and the aftermath of the impact can also affect other vehicles. As a result, people who are involved in such accidents often suffer serious injuries.

Tuscaloosa County trucking accident leaves two drivers injured

Each day, numerous commercial vehicles travel the streets and highways of Alabama, hauling their loads. With so many large commercial vehicles spending so much time on the roads, it is not uncommon for trucking accidents to occur. These types of collisions can be caused by any number of factors, including truck driver fatigue, poor road conditions, weather and vehicle disrepair. Regardless of the cause, accidents involving tractor-trailers can have a range of consequences, including serious injuries and, in some cases, death.

Driver injured after semi truck rear ends car on I-85 in Auburn

Accidents, road conditions, construction and numerous other factors may force a driver to slow down or stop unexpectedly. If other motorists are not closely monitoring their surroundings and the other vehicles on the roads, they may not be able to react to another driver’s sudden reduction in speed in time to avoid a collision. This can be especially true for large commercial vehicles, which can be difficult to maneuver and stop or slow quickly.

Trucking accident claims the lives of two girls

Alabama truck accidents can be extremely serious, especially with the large size and weight of the vehicles involved. In 2013, new laws were enacted by the federal government to help reduce truck driver fatigue and thereby reduce truck accidents and injuries resulting from a truck accident, including death. When a truck accident occurs, whether due to a fatigued driver or some other reason, the potential of a serious head injury, permanent disability or more is very real.

Large truck fatalities on the rise

Alabama residents like others around the country are aware of the dangers of truck accidents. New regulations passed earlier this year by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association are designed to help reduce truck driver fatigue and, as a result, curb the rate of such accidents. A truck accident can result in serious injuries or fatalities very easily due to the size of the vehicles, especially when travelling on highways at high speeds.

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