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Truck accidents wreak havoc on passenger vehicles and occupants

Trucks like eighteen wheelers, commercial trucks and moving trucks are all necessary evils. Necessary in that they move goods and people around in a timely and reliable way. Evil in that any mishap a truck makes or sustains can have severe ramifications on the passenger vehicles in the immediate vicinity. While these errors resulting in truck accidents are not usually intentional, they can negatively impact the health of others when injuries are suffered in a truck accident.

Factors that could have influenced a Reno truck accident

When the news comes across the Reno media outlets that a terrible accident has occurred involving a tractor-trailer, most thoughts go toward the passenger vehicle involved in the crash. Naturally, truck drivers could suffer serious injuries in a truck accident; however, the odds of escaping without injury are not in favor of those riding in passenger vehicles involved in the crash. Due to the sheer size of commercial trucks, smaller passenger vehicles often do not fare as well in a collision.

Information to collect after a truck accident

Trucks transport the goods and services necessary to keep our households and businesses running. While trucks are a necessary and important part of our economy, they can also be dangerous to those that travel alongside them on Nevada roads. Trucks can weigh several tons and any collision with another vehicle can result in serious injuries to other drivers.

Truck driver fatigue can have disastrous effects

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 30,000 people perish on U.S. roads every year. There is nothing more important than protecting the lives of those who travel on the road every day. Because of the threat of losing more citizens lives, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) passed a law a few years back regulating how many hours truck drivers can work and also regulating their breaks. This change in regulation has hopes aimed at preventing truck driver fatigue.

Who could be liable for a truck accident that caused my injuries?

On any Nevada freeway today, they can't be missed. Huge 18-wheelers cruising down the highway, they are massive and due to their sheer size much more dangerous than regular passenger vehicles. Most of these large trucks are hauling commercial cargo from place to place and it is the driver's job to drive safely. Sadly, sometimes this isn't the case and for one reason or another it causes a terrible truck accident that injures an innocent party.

What is Nevada Highway Patrol doing about aggressive drivers?

We have all seen them, the scary drivers: the drivers that speed excessively, switch lanes constantly and just give an overall uneasy feeling to safe drivers everywhere. The reality is that aggressive driving can cause real tragedy and injury to innocent people driving safely. Disaster strikes when the aggressive driver loses control or makes an ill-advised driving maneuver that results in a car accident. What a lot of people don't know is that aggressive driving is prevalent among passenger-vehicle drivers and commercial truck drivers.

Finding negligence after a truck accident

It has been days or weeks since the devastating truck accident that left you or loved ones with severe injuries. Now that your health is somewhat stabilized, you are wondering what comes next? Although you may suspect that the truck driver or truck company is completely, or at least partially, responsible for the accident, you still need to prove fault. There are a few things you will need to show in order to prove it.

What is 'jackknifing' and who is responsible?

The basic laws of physics deem that tractor trucks and semi-trailers, just to name a few, are more likely to cause bigger and more serious accidents than regular passenger vehicles. This does not mean that these types of vehicles get into accidents more often. Instead it means that when these types of vehicles are involved in an accident, the accident is more serious. For instance, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, truck accidents were responsible for the death of nearly 5,000 people in 2006. There were also 106,000 cases of injury associated with trucking accidents in the same year.

Why and how are tractor-trailers regulated in the U.S.?

Everyone has seen the large tractor trailers hauling goods from coast to coast. Most are aware of how important semi-trailers are to the economy. However, some are not aware of the dangers these tractor-trailers can pose while traveling with regular passenger vehicles on the roads. The reality is that these large tractor-trailers can cause devastating truck accidents and because of this, the industry is highly regulated.

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