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Trucking crashes might end in a settlement

Big rig accidents can stem from a host of causes. It is important that truckers take the time to drive safely. Trying to rush can lead to some serious incidents that might lead to innocent people dying or suffering life-changing injuries. In these cases, the person who is injured or the family members of a person who was killed might choose to take legal action.

The aftermath of semitruck crashes is far-reaching

Trucking accidents can lead to serious injuries or even death. For the victims of these crashes, life is severely changed after the crash. Dealing with the aftermath of this can be a challenge. You might have to get extensive medical care to cope with the physical injuries, but the impact might not end there.

There are steps you can take to prevent a truck accident

You should never lose sight of the fact that there is nothing you can do to prevent a truck driver from making a mistake. For example, if a person wants to speed, he or she is going to do so. The same holds true for distracted driving and breaking other rules of the road.

Tips to help truck drivers avoid distractions

Truck drivers are behind the wheel all day or all night, so distractions are hard to avoid. Sometimes it's a text message the driver wants to read. Other times, the driver's mind just wanders as he or she grows bored with the endless highway. Still other times, the distractions are simple things like looking at the GPS or changing the radio station.

New York truck accidents and the common causes

Trucks are an important part of the economy. The more trucks you see on the roads of New York, the better the economy is moving. Even though they are this important, they can still be a nuisance. Trucks are dangerous. They are large and have trouble stopping when traffic comes to a halt. Here are the common causes of truck accidents in the state of New York.

Oil truck and stolen car crash resulting in 5 fatalities

Big rigs can be dangerous on the highway, especially when carrying oil. But it is even more dangerous when there are police chasing a stolen car on the same highway. Unfortunately, this past Wednesday, Long Island residents had to deal with this brutal scenario.

Do truckers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen after any severely traumatic event. Maybe it's a car accident, maybe it's an assault or maybe it's something like a house fire that you had no control over. Many studies have looked at combat exposure, finding high levels of PTSD in soldiers.

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