Recent Posts in Tractor Trailer Accident Category

Memorial sign honors state trooper killed by trucker who fell asleep at the wheel

As Missouri truck accident lawyers, we know that the average passenger vehicle is no match for a semi-truck. Research shows that passenger vehicle occupants are extremely vulnerable to ...
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Inattentive semi-truck driver & poorly maintained truck create conditions for fatal crash

When semi-trucks are involved in crashes with passenger vehicles, the outcome can be devastating. Semis are extremely large, heavy, and slow to brake: smaller cars and trucks are simply no match for ...
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Required stopping distance a contributing factor in recent semi-truck crashes

When semi-trucks are involved in crashes with passenger vehicles, the outcome is often catastrophic. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh 20 to 30 times as much as an average car or truck - which means ...
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Driver distraction proves especially dangerous in crashes involving semi-trucks

Investigators with the Ontario Provincial Police believe distraction may have contributed to a recent crash involving three semi-trucks. According to the Toronto Sun, a big rig driver rear-ended ...
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Underride guards fail to protect passenger vehicle occupants in Missouri Trucking accidents

Underride guards are designed to prevent underride deaths and injuries in semi-truck accidents, particularly when a passenger vehicle strikes the back of a big rig. However, they don't always work as ...
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Semi-Truck Runs Over and Drags Stopped Car on I-55 in Illinois: Both Drivers Killed

In 2010, there were 115,398 U.S. auto accidents that involved semi-trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA): 3,797 Americans were killed and 64,338 were injured in ...
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Semi-Truck Crash Leaves 1 Injured, 2 Teen Girls Dead

Our Missouri truck accident lawyers have written at length about the catastrophic injuries that can occur when passenger vehicles collide with big rigs. Semi-trucks are especially dangerous when ...
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Do Stability Control Systems Help Prevent Missouri Trucking Accidents?

In this post, our Missouri truck accident lawyers share information from a US Department of Transportation study. The study tested how stability control systems on tractor trailer trucks work in ...
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Fatal Big Rig Wreck in Sydney Illustrates the Potential for Devastating Damage in Missouri Truck Accidents

As Missouri truck accident attorneys, we write frequently on this blog about the devastating aftermath of big-rig accidents. Collisions involving commercial trucks are often deadly: because of their ...
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Drugged Drivers Cause High Risk of Missouri Trucking Accidents: How the Safe Roads Act Could Help :

The Oak Grove, Missouri truck accident attorneys have been investigating the fate of the Safe Roads Act, a piece of legislation that addresses a significant problem on Missouri roadways. The bill is ...
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Tractor Trailer, Car, and House Accident? How to Proceed from the Aftermath of Tractor Trailer Accidents in Kansas City Missouri.

It almost sounds like the opening of a bad joke: "So, a tractor trailer, a car and a house. . ." But this is not the premise of a bad joke, and there's certainly no funny punchline. In fact, this ...
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Tractor Trailer Facts Shared After Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Accident on Highway 54 in Camden County Missouri a Near Miss

Springfield Missouri truck accident lawyers want all drivers to be safe. Quite often a traffic accident can happen that is totally out of your control. Accidents involving tractor trailers can be very ...
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NTSB Press Release Regarding Ban on Cell Phone Use by Commercial Drivers Worth Reviewing

A recent press release reminds us about the dangers of cell phone use. The Columbia Missouri truck accident lawyers say that cell phone use is one of the most common forms of distracted driving and ...
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5 Vehicle Semi-Tractor Trailer Accident in Kansas City Missouri A Good Reminder to Stay Alert

Kansas City Missouri truck accident lawyers remind us that an accident can happen at any time and in any set of circumstances. That is why it is best to always be prepared and drive alert. Monday ...
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Train-Semi Accident Injures 2 Springfield, Missouri Residents

Three residents of Springfield, Missouri were injured after the tractor-trailer that they were riding in collided with a freight train, according to News-Press Now. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports ...
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Trucking Accident Near St. Clair, Missouri in Franklin County Closes Interstate 44

Missouri state troopers are looking into a recent tractor-trailer accident near St. Clair. St. Clair is located in Franklin County, Missouri. The accident forced crews to close the westbound lanes of ...
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Obama Administration Breaks Enforcement Effort Records to Reduce Risks of Tractor Trailer Accidents in Missouri and Elsewhere

The Obama Administration has issued more imminent hazard orders that have placed unsafe bus and truck companies out of service in the last two years than in the previous 10 years combined, according ...
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Two Semi Truck Accidents With Amtrak Trains Leave Authorities with More Questions Than Answers

Missouri Truck Accident lawyers were shocked to hear of two recent collisions between a semi truck and an Amtrak train happening within the past month. The first took place June 24th outside of Reno, ...
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Local Hero from Mountain Grove, Missouri Risks Own Life To Save Others from Tour Bus-Tractor-Trailer Accident

Missouri Truck Accident Lawyers Say Thank You Sargent Perkins! The Missouri Truck Accident Lawyers congratulate Mountain Grove, MO resident Sgt. Jacob Perkins for his heroic rescue efforts after a ...
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Tractor Trailer Accident Kills Two in Perry County, Missouri

Fatal Missouri tractor trailer accidents are in the news again. But this time, in a strange twist, Missouri Truck Accident Lawyers note that it was the driver of the passenger vehicle who was at ...
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