how many hours can a trucker legally drive

How Many Hours Can a Trucker Legally Drive?

Semi-truck driving can be dangerous, which is why federal and state governments have strict regulations that truck drivers and their employers must follow. If truckers or the companies they work for break these laws and cause an accident, they can be held liable. One of the critically important regulations is Hours of Service, which regulates… Read more »

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Suing for Wrongful Death After Truck Accident

Recent news reports and data from NHTSA have revealed the most dangerous states for large commercial vehicle accidents, and Indiana is one of them. Of all the states, Indiana is ranked at #9, with almost 12% of all life-threatening crashes involving large semi-trucks each year.  Unfortunately, those who lose their lives in these accidents are… Read more »

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Drowsy Driving: How Sleep Deprivation Affects Drivers

The peril posed by drowsy driving extends beyond the driver to encompass all road users. The hazards tied to sleepiness while driving not only lead to injuries but, tragically, can result in fatalities. A preventable calamity can arise from driver fatigue or insufficient sleep. Regrettably, occurrences of drowsy driving accidents are more frequent than commonly… Read more »

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Truck Accident Claim Questions? A Truck Injury Attorney Can Help

If you’ve been in a truck accident in the state of Indiana, you are probably overwhelmed by the legal and perhaps medical repercussions of what happened. Semi-truck accidents can be especially time-consuming to deal with, so you’ll want a truck injury attorney who specializes in truck accidents and can provide you with the support you… Read more »

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Who’s at Fault When Brake Failure Causes a Truck Accident?

Mechanical failures are common occurrences in large commercial trucks, more common than you might think. Semi-trucks take on a lot of stress from carrying heavy cargo, running for long hours, and driving up and down steep grades. And one of the systems in these vehicles that often takes the most amount of stress is the… Read more »

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Determining Fault After an Indiana Semi Truck Accident

The trucking industry is a crucial part of our society. Every day, thousands of trucks on the roads transport goods across the country. However, as integral as the commercial trucking industry is to the economy, these large trucks can also cause significant damage and devastating injuries when accidents occur. In 2020, over 100,000 large trucks… Read more »

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How to Calculate Fair Market Value After a Car or Truck Accident in Indiana?

After an Indiana car accident, most people tend to worry about their injuries and well-being, as they should. Seeking emergency medical attention is crucial after an accident to ensure your health is taken care of and to ensure you get adequately compensated for your medical expenses. However, something accident victims tend to overlook is their… Read more »

Whose Fault Is It In a Truck Rear-End Accident?

Whose Fault Is It In a Truck Rear-End Accident?

Semi-truck accidents can lead to incredibly serious or fatal injuries. Any car accident has the potential to be fatal, but semi-truck accidents are especially dangerous because they’re larger and weigh significantly more than standard passenger vehicles. In Indiana, trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds — as opposed to passenger cars which weigh an average… Read more »

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What is Highway Hypnosis? Drowsy Driving and Truck Accidents in Indiana

What you’ll learn reading this article: What is highway hypnosis? How can highway hypnosis and drowsy driving accidents be avoided? Have you ever found yourself in your driveway after commuting home from work and realized that you have no recollection of the actual journey? Your brain was on a kind of automatic pilot. This situation… Read more »

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Dangers of Speeding Semi-Trucks

What you’ll learn reading this article: Because of their excessive weight and height, speeding trucks can cause dangers beyond typical speeding vehicles.  At their heaviest, semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and require almost two football fields’ worth of distance to brake fully.  Truck drivers must take special care not to exceed their ideal… Read more »