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How blind spots can play a role in Virginia truck accidents

For people on the road in Roanoke City, it is wise to keep a close eye on large trucks and be cautious when maneuvering one's vehicle in their vicinity. This is in part due to the sheer size of these vehicles and that their drivers are often on the road for extended periods. In addition, some drivers might flout the laws as to how long they are allowed to be out on the road without a sufficient break. Another issue, that is often overlooked when there is a truck accident, is the possibility that it occurred due to a blind spot.

Pursuing legal action after a truck accident in Virginia

In Virginia and across the entire nation, trucks are always on the road making deliveries and going back and forth across the country. Large and intimidating, these vehicles are so prominent because of their sheer size and the fact that the only thing preventing a truck accident with significant damage to life and limb is the driver and the way the truck was put together.

Federal rules on truck driver fatigue

Trucking is an important part of business in Roanoke City and across the country. Along with the positives of trucks-- delivering goods and providing jobs -- there are negatives as well. Because these trucks are so large and share the same roadways as cars, any collision can easily lead to catastrophic injuries for the people who are inside the smaller vehicles.

Negligent truck maintenance, cellphone factor in fatal crash

In Virginia, trucks are a common sight on the roads. Other drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are placing their trust in these truckers and truck companies that the vehicles will be properly maintained and that the drivers will put safety first. That, however, doesn't always happen and truck accidents can occur. Given the size of these vehicles, the results often leave others with severe injuries or result in fatalities. It's important for those who have been affected by a truck accident know what to do after it has happened.

Knowing how to pursue legal action after a truck accident

When a truck accident occurs in Virginia, those who were affected by it will have a great deal to consider. If there are serious injuries involved there will likely be considerable medical costs from a hospital stay, and potentially more with rehabilitation and perhaps long-term care. With a fatality, the family who lost a loved one will have to live their lives without a parent, a spouse, a sibling or a child. Trucks are a major presence on the nation's landscape and provide goods, services and jobs. That, however, doesn't alter the fact that their massive size makes a crash involving a commercial vehicle a major risk for injuries and death.

What are common causes of Virginia truck accidents?

Trucks and other commercial vehicles are a very important part of the economy in Virginia. These large vehicles travel around the country bringing goods to and from the state. Without these trucks, commercial goods would be more expensive. However, these trucks pose a hazard to others on the road when they are not used appropriately. With even the smallest mistakes, truck accidents can have a huge impact on those involved.

Semitrailers collide on U.S. Highway 29 in fatal crash

Semitrailers carry goods across the country every day, keeping our world moving and well supplied. They are essential to our fast-paced economy. However, disaster can strike when one of these large moving tractor trailers do not stay on the road as planned. Such was the case in Virginia on U.S. Highway 29 where a fiery truck accident left one person dead.

24-year-old woman dies in a tragic truck accident

A tragic truck accident in the Richmond area has left one young driver dead. The truck accident occurred when the tractor-trailer driver lost control, ran off the Virginia stretch of interstate and hit a car. The victim's car was parked on the shoulder of the interstate at the time of the collision.

Shipping company tell its drivers to go the 'right' way

If you were asked to carefully imagine your route to and from work, school or other daily destinations, there's a good chance you would find that you make a fair number of left turns on your route.

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