Prevent Oklahoma City Truck Accidents With Proper Snow Removal

When snow and ice collect on the top of tractor trailers, this can be very dangerous. Just recently, a truck accident occurred when ice fell off the top of a truck, broke the window of an SUV, and caused the driver of the SUV to sustain injury. Some states have laws on the books designed to prevent these types of truck accidents by imposing requirements on truck drivers to remove ice and show from their vehicles. Other states do not have such laws, but some are considering them.

Penske warns truck drivers to be aware of the rules for snow and ice as they travel across the country over the winter months. A trucker could cross into an area where snow and ice removal is mandatory and could be ticketed for failure to have cleared the truck appropriately. Truckers should follow best practices for snow removal not only to avoid the possibility of a citation but also to help keep people safe and prevent collisions and injuries due to truck wrecks from occurring.

A Truck Driver’s Responsibility for Snow and Ice Removal

Trucking Info recently reported on the efforts being made by states to prevent truck accidents that occur due to ice and snow. In one state, a new law was being proposed to make it an affirmative requirement to remove snow and ice on any commercial vehicle weighing 48,000 pounds or greater. If drivers failed to remove the ice and snow properly, they could be pulled over and fined. If snow or ice fell off the truck and caused an accident, the fine could reach up to $1,000 per incident.

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Dan Davis Law Firm 300 N. Walnut Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104 405-235-4000
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Young Adults & West Palm Beach Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents in West Palm Beach remain a major concern, with many young people attending Palm Beach State College and as a popular spring break destination. Young people remain the demographic group most likely to become involved in impaired driving accidents. When a teen or young adult gets behind the wheel impaired, both passengers who are hurt as well as any other injured motorists harmed by the teen’s actions have a right to make a damage claim.

Young People Remain at Significant Risk for Impaired Driving

News OK recently reported on why so many young people continue to be at greater risk of an impaired driving accident. Research has shown one out of three drivers involved in a fatal accident with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher were between the ages of 21 and 24. The demographic group with the next highest rate of impaired driving in fatal accidents included people between the ages of 25 to 34, and the third highest group was people between the ages of 35 and 44.

Young people may choose to get behind the wheel when they are drunk because this demographic group tends to engage in high-risk behavior more than people who are older. As one young adult college student explained about his peer group, “many young adults have the ‘it’ll never happen to me’” mentality. While decades of public education on the issue of impaired driving have improved attitudes somewhat and made young people more aware of the fact DUI is dangerous, there are still a stubbornly high number of teens and young adults who get behind the wheel drunk. In fact, young people still make up 23 percent of all drivers who were in crashes and who had consumed alcohol before the accident happened.

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Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A 813 Lucerne Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460 Toll Free: (800) 608-2965 Office: (561) 533-0345 Fax: (561) 533-0195
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Three Dangerous Types of Truck Accidents

Every truck accident in Orange County is dangerous because commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, significantly outweighing passenger cars with an average weight of around 5,000 pounds. However, there are certain kinds of truck crashes that are especially high-risk and that may be more likely to occur than other crash types.  Truckers need to be aware of the common types of truck accidents so they can drive more carefully to avoid endangering motorists.

Common and Dangerous Types of Truck Accidents

Recently, ABC News reported that a big rig collided with a sedan on a highway in California and the big rig rolled over. Major injuries were sustained in the crash.

Rollover accidents like this one are very common, as rollovers are one of the leading cause of fatal and serious truck crashes.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a paper warning that rollover crashes involving large trucks were disproportionately likely to be deadly accidents. Of the truck crashes involved in the study, 18 percent involved a vehicle rolling over. However, 35 percent of the deadly accidents involved a vehicle rolling over.

Trucks are more likely than other kinds of cars on the road to roll over due to the fact trucks are top heavy and have a high center of gravity.  If the truck’s load is unbalanced, this exacerbates rollover risks.  Drivers are also more likely to roll over when traveling on a curved path and when they either go too fast around the curve or hit the brakes suddenly around the curve.

Law Office of Daniel C. Carlton 4621 Teller Avenue, Suite 200 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: 949-757-0707 Fax: 949-955-0252
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Fraser & Souweidane Truck Accident Attorneys – Mount Clemens MI

With major highways such as I-75, I-96 and I-94 running through the greater Detroit area, it’s not unusual for drivers to share the road with 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and other large commercial vehicles. Detroit truck accident lawyers at Fraser & Souweidane know that a collision with a semi-truck or 30-ton, 18-wheeled vehicle can be catastrophic and even fatal. Contact us today to discuss your legal options with an attorney serving Detroit, Mt. Clemens and the Tri-County area who can uncover the cause of your truck accident, investigate trucking companies, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Personal Injury Lawyer – Edward E. Souweidane

In 2012 alone, Michigan State Police reported over 9,700 crashes involving trucks, vans, and other vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds, with nearly two-thirds of all crashes involving passenger vehicles such as cars and SUVs. Of these crashes, 77 proved to be fatal and over 1,500 resulted in serious injuries. Truck accident injuries can include the following:

– Traumatic brain injury
– Spinal cord injury
– Broken bones
– Internal organ damage
– Fatal injuries

Our legal team has over 45 years of experience working tirelessly to protect the rights of personal injury and accident victims across Detroit and throughout all of Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. We know how to collect the evidence that matters, interview the right witnesses, and examine critical medical and police records. We aren’t afraid to play “hardball” with their insurance companies, either, to obtain a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf. Contact us today at (866) 465-9095 for a free case consultation and rest assured that you won’t owe us a dime until we win your case.

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