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More risk for smaller vehicles, more responsibility for truckers

The size and weight of a large truck automatically puts passenger vehicle occupants at a disadvantage in a collision on the North Carolina roadways. This fact is demonstrated by the latest state fatality statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2015, there were 130 deaths in truck-related accidents. Only one of these casualties was a truck occupant.

Truck accidents can have a lasting impact on your life

Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is part of daily American life for most people in North Carolina. However, each time we drive, we risk serious injury, even death. Every day, people across the state are in serious car accidents.

Trucking Accidents

If you drive along the roadways of North Carolina, you are probably aware of the dangers that large commercial vehicles can pose to other drivers. While professional drivers should adhere to a high level of precaution, some do not take their responsibilities seriously enough. At Baker Billick, we understand how critical it is to protect the victims of truck drivers' negligence and stand against unlawful or dangerous actions on the road.

Truck accidents can happen to the best of us

The weather is bad, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to get to work or head out on the roads. You're a young, determined business person, after all, and that meeting can't wait. You take a risk heading out, and that's when you hear it: "CRACK!" The tail end of your vehicle crumples, and you find yourself in a serious truck accident.

3 things new drivers should know about big rigs

Now that you have your driver's license, you probably want to go everywhere and do everything. It is important that you ensure you are driving in a safe manner so that you and your passengers have a good chance of getting back home in one piece. Unfortunately, you can't control everyone on the roadway. There is a chance that other drivers might do things that can lead to accidents. When you share the road with semitrucks, you are facing some very serious risks. Understanding some basic points about these trucks might help you to avoid crashes with semitrucks.

4 considerations of a semitruck crash settlement for family men

You have many things to think about when you are injured in a semitruck accident. Your wife and children likely depend on your income to make ends meet. This means that you need to have some money coming in while you heal from your injuries. Seeking compensation from the semitruck driver, trucking company and auto insurance company is one option that you can explore. These cases are sometimes resolved through a settlement, which has benefits and drawbacks that you must consider.

Truck driver regulations

Operators of large vehicles in the state of North Carolina and across the country are required to comply with specific safety standards on the road. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stipulates how many hours drivers may spend behind the wheel before taking a mandatory rest or a day off. Once cargo drivers have driven 10 hours in a row in one shift, they may not continue to drive after the 14th hour. In other words, even if a driver takes a rest after a 10-hour stretch, he or she cannot continue to drive for more than four additional hours within the same shift. These requirements are put in place in order to help prevent driver fatigue and the accidents that could potentially ensue.

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