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Truck Accidents Archives

Public transit accidents: When can you sue?

The use of public transit has increased substantially in the past few years, according to the American Public Transportation Association. In fact, Americans took over 10 billion trips on public transit in 2013, marking the highest number of annual trips in over five decades. Each weekday, Americans use public transit over 35 million times. While many Americans still own cars, the truth is more and more people are beginning to rely on public transportation for commuting to and from work and running errands.

Truck accident fatalities increase slightly in the United States


Truck accidents are one of the most devastating types of motor vehicle accidents that can happen on the road. Truck accidents often result in serious injuries or fatalities. For this reason, New Jersey officials, as well as federal agencies, are always looking for ways to reduce such accidents. Recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, however, reveal that despite their efforts, the number of people who died in accidents involving large trucks still increased slightly from 2012 to 2013, the most recent full year for which the NHTSA has released data.

Could drug use be a factor in a fatal truck accident?


Truck accidents, as New Jersey residents are aware, often result in serious injuries and deaths. A truck accident that happened in Oklahoma but caught the attention of people across the United States several weeks ago was no exception. However, the fatal accident's investigation took a turn recently, as drug use may have been a factor in the accident.

Drivers should be aware of disturbing truck accident trends


In the busy and often congested roads and highways of New Jersey, a truck accident can have catastrophic results. Property can be damaged, serious injuries can occur and lives can be lost. Knowing the recent disturbing truck accident trends can help truck drivers avoid accidents. This information also can be beneficial to other motorists so they can travel safely on New Jersey roads.

Truck accident claims New Jersey officer's life


Trucks, because of their massive size, take a lot of skill to drive. Truck drivers should always remember to be alert and practice extra caution, since these large vehicles are hard to maneuver when making sudden turns or stops. Failure to take care may result in a truck accident that can lead to serious injuries for unsuspecting motorists. Fatalities are also a distinct possibility. A truck accident that happened north of Newark, New Jersey, unfortunately, took the life of an unsuspecting police officer.

Truck collides with parked truck, killing three and injuring two


Truck accidents often result in extensive damage to other vehicles and roadways, and they can kill and injure people inside and outside vehicles as well. One recent truck accident along Interstate 287 in northern New Jersey is testament to that fact.

Driver charged in New Jersey Turnpike truck accident


A truck accident can occur for any number of reasons. It could happen because of drunk driving or distracted driving. It can also occur because a driver did not follow traffic laws. In those cases, a driver can easily be blamed, although a truck company can also be similarly liable. The recent truck accident that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike which injured comedian Tracy Morgan illustrates not only the possible negligence of the truck driver, but also the possible negligence of the truck company.

Truck crash kills beloved New Jersey man, injures wife


A community suffered a great loss after one of its beloved residents died in a tragic truck accident an hour south of Newark, New Jersey. The victim, a 67-year-old man, founded an organization that supports several charities to relieve hunger in the locality for more than 10 years.

Bus-truck accident kills New Jersey bus driver


The mass, size and power of a truck poses a danger to any person on the road. Unfortunately, some truck drivers underestimate the potential danger of a commercial vehicle to other people on the road. These irresponsible drivers remain a threat to public safety.

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