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Truck driver fatigue a common cause of truck accidents

Many Baltimore residents are aware of the various dangers that exist on the road. Drunk driving, texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving are among the most dangerous and deadly behaviors that can lead to accidents. However, some dangers may be far less apparent, but just as likely to cause an accident.

What obligation do truck companies have to keep vehicles safe?

Most Baltimore residents who own a vehicle have experienced the unfortunate situation of having something go wrong with the vehicle. Whether it is a flat tire, a transmission problem or one of the many other things that can quit working in a vehicle, problems arise from time to time that need to be addressed.

Level the playing field against trucking companies after a crash

When things go wrong for Maryland residents, it is important to get to the bottom of the situation and figure out how to make it right. This is especially true when serious incidents occur, such as accidents in which individuals suffer injuries at the hands of another person.

Injured in a truck accident? Check the trucking rules and regs

The rules of the road exist for the safety of Maryland residents. As discussed last week in this blog, motor vehicle violations not only serve as a guide for safe driving standards, they can be used in connection with a personal injury action if the other driver violated the rules of the road.

Police cite truck driver with multiple violations in fatal crash

Every Baltimore driver who has earned the privilege of having a driver's license has learned the rules of the road at one time or another. Indeed, this is the purpose of having driver's education courses and making individuals pass their driver's test before they are given a driver's license and allowed to operate a vehicle on Maryland's roads.

Truck driver fatigue major concern in safety on the road

There are several safety concerns for Baltimore residents driving on area roads. Bad weather and other unsafe road conditions can present travel problems, particularly when traffic becomes worse. However, perhaps the greatest risks come from other drivers, who can cause serious injuries through their improper driving even when road conditions are good.

Highlighting the dangers of drowsy driving

With the amount of daylight now decreasing each day heading into winter, many Baltimore residents may feel as though they are more tired at an earlier time of day. Even if the increased darkness does not make individuals more tired, the person's busy schedule, both at home and at work, can contribute to his or her fatigue. Whatever the cause may be, a person's fatigue can have serious effects on others if the person is driving on the road and gets into an accident.

Who can be held liable for a truck accident?

Everyone must play by the same rules, as a general matter. When it comes to the rules of the road, however, this may not always be true. Certain vehicles on the road, such as semi-trucks, are held to different standards because of the unique nature of the vehicles.

Gaining the edge against trucking companies after an accident

Any Baltimore resident who travels with any frequency knows of the large presence posed by semi tractor-trailers on the roads. Semis are vital to our nation's economy through the transportation of goods, but they also can pose unique dangers to others on the road, given their sheer size and weight. Indeed, when a car is involved in an accident with a semi, there may be little chance that those traveling in the car escape the incident without injury.

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