On June 20, 2018, a devastating tractor-trailer accident occurred on the Outer Loop lanes of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Forest Heights, Maryland. The crash resulted in explosions, a fire, one death, and numerous personal injuries. On that Wednesday morning a little before 11 AM, the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control of his […]
If you interview any long distance commercial truck driver or someone who previously operated a big rig in the past, you will probably learn something about the physical demands the job imposes. Driving a truck for a living, especially when long distances are involved, requires adhering to strict deadlines and enduring long hours behind […]
When a 40-ton truck is involved in a crash, the results often involve a significant amount of property damage, and even worse, serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers. Attempting to determine fault in these commercial trucking accidents is not always a simple matter. Modern tractor trailers are now equipped with an […]
Autonomous vehicles have become an increasing reality on the roadways over the past decade. More manufacturers are producing and releasing autonomous and semi-autonomous cars and trucks every month. Although we understand the concept of how autonomous vehicles can present a significant benefit to motorists and passengers, at this present time of their technological development, […]
Truckers in Maryland who are caught in the act of distracted driving face severe consequences – everything from fines to loss of employment to lawsuits. As part of a series of regulations enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), texting and other particular distracting activities by over-the-road truckers while driving, are prohibited.
Issues involving speed and unsafe driving have resulted in numerous crashes throughout the decades. A recent study produced by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) evaluated passenger vehicle crashes in the United States from 2005 to 2014 and discovered that speeding was the determining factor in 112,580 deaths, equating to 31 percent of all […]
In early February, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported their findings into two 2016 and 2017 New York City-area train crashes. The crashes, which killed one and injured hundreds of others, happened in Hoboken and Brooklyn. The NTSB investigators found that both engineers suffered from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that disrupts […]
Each year in Maryland, tractor-trailers use 3.4 billion miles of public roads. The warehousing and shipping industry in the United States means that, each day, motorists share the highway with huge commercial trucks. These trucks are around 20 times the size and weight of regular cars, and can cause immense damage in the event […]
We’ve been hearing a lot about self-driving, or autonomous, cars lately. Experts tell us that in the near future we’ll be zipping around the streets in driverless cars, with the promise of safer highways, less traffic, and a drop in car accidents. It seems the future is closer than we thought.
It’s not just the […]
Tractor trailers have to follow same rules of the road as automobiles, so you would think that tractor trailer cases are similar to car accident cases; but, in fact, tractor trailer cases often have elements that make them more complicated. Tractor trailers have special safety regulations. Tractor trailers have rules about how many hours […]