Truck Accidents Blog

Changes Proposed to Improve Truck Rear Impact Protection

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Dec 14, 2015 in Truck Accidents

Approximately 400 deaths occur each year when cars rear-end large trucks. In an effort to reduce deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is focusing on improving rear underride protection, as stated in a notice of proposed rulemaking…

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Truck Crashes into Power Lines Killing One, Injuring Another

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Nov 17, 2015 in Truck Accidents

One person was killed and another was injured after a semi-truck crashed into power lines in Canal Point in western Palm Beach County early Tuesday morning. According to the sheriffs office, the crash occurred just before 4 a.m. at Lakeshore Drive and…

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Dangers of Large Trucks

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Oct 26, 2015 in Truck Accidents

Deaths from crashes involving large trucks on U.S. roads could hit a six-year high when the first figures for 2005 are released this spring, according to the Transportation Department's preliminary estimates. Each year hundreds of thousands of people…

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Do's and Dont's of Truck Accidents

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Sep 22, 2015 in Truck Accidents

Avoid driving in the truck's blind spots. There are blind spots on both sides of large trucks where your car may "disappear" from view and the trucker will not be able to see you. If possible, pass trucks on the left rather than the right, where the blind…

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Truck Driver Safety Tips

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Sep 22, 2015 in Truck Accidents

Due to the sheer size discrepancy between a large commercial truck and the average passenger vehicle, Truck accidents can cause very serious and debilitating injuries and property damage for all those involved. A truck collision can be caused by either…

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Truck Facts

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Sep 22, 2015 in Truck Accidents

Facts about large truck accident s THE HUMAN COST Across the Nation: Deaths and Injuries: In 1999, an estimated 1,027,000 people were involved in 451,000 large Truck accidents . Of those, 5,362 were killed and 142,000 injured; a third suffered severe…

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Congressional Bill Pushes for Allowing 18-Year-Olds to Drive Big Rigs

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jul 23, 2015 in Truck Accidents

A new Congressional bill is proposing to allow drivers as young as 18 drive tractor-trailers around the nation. While federal regulations currently require drivers to be at least 21 years old to drive commercial trucks, the new bill would allow connecting…

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Does a Healthy Trucker Diet Decrease the Risk of an Accident?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jul 08, 2015 in Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has specific medical standards truckers must meet in order to drive professionally. However, questions arise about whether their eating habits correlate to Truck accidents . The attorneys at Gordon & Partners…

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U-Haul Recalls 162,000 Trailer Hitches

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on May 26, 2015 in Truck Accidents

U-Haul announced Saturday, May 23, that it is recalling 162,000 trailer hitches sold at its outlets because of weak steel that can cause the parts to break apart. The recall includes two hitches made by Curt Manufacturing between July 2014 and January…

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Is the World Ready for Self-Driving Semi-Trucks?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on May 08, 2015 in Truck Accidents

Although self-driving cars have not been made available to the public just yet, developers are already moving forward by unleashing the worlds first self-driving semi-trucks. The Freightliner Inspiration is a more technical version of the Daimler semi-truck…

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