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Never drive in a trucker's blind spot

People who are on the roadways around semitrucks must ensure that they are driving safely around them. These individuals must ensure that they're avoiding the blind spots since the trucker can't see their vehicle when they're in those. Unfortunately, it's possible to suffer a catastrophic injury if you're struck by a semitruck while you're in the "no zone."

Who pays for injuries in a semitruck crash? What do they pay for?

There are many injuries that victims can suffer in semitruck crash cases. They range from minor scrapes to catastrophic injuries that might result in a fatality. For these victims, the financial devastation of the crash is often another blow that they didn't think about at the start of their claim. Seeking compensation for the damages of the big rig crash can help them to recover those damages.

Semitruck rollovers are often due to negligence

Semitruck drivers have to ensure that they're always driving safely. The large and heavy trucks can cause a lot of damage to other vehicles, especially when the trailer is fully loaded. One of the risks that these truckers have is that their rig will rollover. This can cause them to crush vehicles that are in the path of the vehicle.

Wythe County truck crash claims 1 victim

Trucks are always driving America's goods to market and delivering other necessary things around the continent. Virginia's place at the crossroads of the U.S. East Coast, with port facilities and large centers of manufacturing, ensures that the highways from I-81 to I-95 are always teeming with trucks.

Truck overturns after rear-end crash outside Lynchburg

If you're driving up Interstate 81, you may pay a little more attention to the trucks on the road. That makes a lot of sense because collisions with a tractor-trailer or other heavy vehicle almost certainly mean serious damage to a car. Injury or even death are also possible consequences of a truck crash.

Smyth County truck accident involves fire and injuries

Most of our everyday actions do not come with a lot of risk unless we spend a lot of time climbing cliffs or diving for buried treasure. One thing we do nearly every day that can come with risk is being near trucks and other heavy vehicles.

Virginia shopping center damaged by trash truck crash

We wouldn't be able to buy much at our local grocery stores or clothing shops if it weren't for trucks. The garbage wouldn't be taken away and the oil tanks wouldn't be refilled either. The nation relies on trucking to survive, but that doesn't change the potential danger of heavy vehicles.

Fracking causes increases in trucking accidents, fatalities

Lawmakers and environmentalists in Virginia and across the country frequently talk about the concerns behind hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, which is commonly referred to as fracking, removes oil and gas from rock by injecting water and chemicals into the ground with extremely high pressure. In addition to the dangers fracking poses to the environment and wildlife, fracking may cause harm to truck drivers.

Disputed bill may allow interstate travel to truckers under 21

CDL holders between the ages of 18 and 20 can only travel intrastate, according to Virginia law. This holds for all other states except Hawaii. However, a bill called the DRIVE-Safe Act and introduced in February 2019 proposes a change. If passed, it would allow truckers under 21 to travel interstate after a probationary period of 400 hours of driving time, at least 240 of which would be accompanied by a trucker 21 or older.

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