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Federal regulations sharply limit trucker cell phone use

People in and around New Orleans probably recognize that distracted driving can be a real problem on Louisiana's roadways. Those who have seen someone trying to drive while they are talking on or using their cell phones know that they tend to drift in their lanes, not stop and engage in other dangerous behavior unwittingly.

Understanding truck driver and truck company liability

Semi-truck traffic is common on the roadways in New Orleans. Victims of truck accidents are more likely to sustain serious injuries or be fatally injured in a truck accident than other types of accidents. The size disparity between semi-trucks and passenger vehicles can result in catastrophic injuries and accidents. Injuries that can be suffered in a truck accident can include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones or soft tissue injuries which can have long-term consequences for victims.

Truck logs are helpful to determine truck driver negligence

A Louisianan-trucking log is an important method of verifying that a truck driver is abiding by trucking regulations that are in place to help keep the driving public safe. Truck drivers spend long hours on the road and truck driver fatigue and lack of attention to the road, as a result can be a concern. Truck drivers are regulated by the United States Department of Transportation, which sets limits for the numbers of hours truck drivers can spend behind the wheel of a truck without a break.

Truck accidents can result in serious injuries to victims

Truck accidents are serious accidents that can cause catastrophic injuries and death to victims. Serious injuries that can result from truck accidents can include brain injuries and spinal cord and back injuries. Because of the size disparity of semi-trucks compared to passenger vehicles they share the roadways with, victims of truck accidents hit in a passenger vehicle are more likely to sustain serious injuries than in some other types of accidents.

Understanding the dangers of trucks on the roads

The last thing anyone wants to think about when we hop in our cars and enter the roads is getting into an accident. Yet, as we all know, as careful and considerate on the roads we may be, we cannot account for the actions of other drivers on the road. Accidents happen. In most cases, accidents involving two cars is minor. But when trucks are involved, it is a whole different story.

Louisiana proposes bill to slow down commercial trucks

With injuries and deaths on Louisiana roads continuing to happen everyday, the state has proposed a bill that they believe could increase the safety of people traveling in passenger vehicles. Semi trucks, commercial trucks and 18-wheelers are already subject to lots of laws and regulations that ensure they and those around them are safe. However, these rules and laws have failed to eliminate motor-vehicle injuries and deaths when they are involved in truck accidents. One proposed bill would require Louisiana truck drivers to slow down.

Truck driver could be responsible for LA truck accident injuries

When we think about people who operate heavy machinery, it is hoped above all else that these people value safety. Since heavy machinery can cause injury quickly and without prior warning, a safe and aware operator can have a profound affect on the outcome of a machine malfunction. This theory applies to those that operate semi-trucks or tractor-trailers. These are considered heavy machinery even though they are an everyday occurrence in the average person's day.

Do not delay if truck accident has left you or loved one injured

A motor-vehicle or truck accident injury can turn the accident victim's life and their family members' lives upside-down. The suddenness of a truck accident can make the injury and situation even more traumatizing. For example, a truck accident may last a matter of moments, but can have a resounding impact for weeks or years to come. Those who have been injured due to the negligence of another should not delay in seeking the reparations they deserve.

Truck companies weigh insurance options

Accidents involving commercial trucks can end in tremendous injuries and property damage. People in New Orleans who have traveled next to a big rig truck probably know that these tractor trailers are enormous in size and weight compared to average passenger vehicles. This means that when a large truck is traveling at highway speeds, a collision can involve deadly forces.

Do truck company hiring practices lead to truck accidents?

Many people in the New Orleans area have dealt with financial challenges stemming from the nationwide recession that began in 2008. Though the local and national economies have been steadily recovering, some of the effects of the recession linger. This is especially true among older people who have had to postpone their plans for full retirement.

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