Tag: auto accidents

    Reasons a Trucking Company May Be Responsible for Your Injuries

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    If you have been in an accident with a truck on a New Jersey roadway, you may be wondering who will pay your medical costs and compensate you for the time you are out of work. While your insurance company may cover some costs, victims of truck accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries requiring a lifetime of care.

    Types of Trucks Involved in New Jersey Accidents

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    New Jersey’s drivers have to contend with an incredible variety of commercial vehicles on the road. Understanding the different types of trucks can help you become a safer driver.

    Improperly Loaded Trucks Cause Accidents on New Jersey Highways

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    Loading a large truck is a job for professionals. Cargo must be balanced properly side-to-side and weight must also be distributed properly over the truck’s axels. Total weight must be limited to meet federal and local standards.

    The Dangers of New Jersey Tractor-Trailer Jackknife Accidents

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    One common type of accident for tractor-trailers is known as a jackknife. There were 183 fatal jackknife crashes in the U.S. in 2013 alone.

    New Jersey Drivers Can Be Ticketed for Driving Too Slowly

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    Driving too fast causes accidents because it leaves drivers with less time to react and makes vehicles harder to control. Slow driving, especially on highways, is also dangerous.

    New Proposal Would Allow Trucks to Haul Longer Trailers

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    A proposal supported by Republicans in both chambers of the U.S. Congress would allow for an increase in the length of double-trailers pulled by big-rig trucks. Currently, these trailers are limited in length to 28 feet each.

    Fatigued Truck Drivers are a Danger on New Jersey Roadways

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    Operating a truck isn’t easy under the best of circumstances. Unfortunately, many drivers aren’t operating under the best circumstances. Many truckers drive through New Jersey when they are tired, overworked or fatigued.

    Intoxicated Driver on Suspended License Kills Three on Route 80

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    Three people are dead after a recent collision on Route 80 in Rockaway Township. One driver faces a multitude of charges after the three-vehicle accident.

    Toyota Announces Prius Recall Over Glitch That Can Cut Power

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    Toyota Motor Corp recently announced a recall of 625,000 hybrid vehicles globally. Approximately 120,000 of the recalled vehicles are located in the United States.

    National Truck Driver Shortage Creates Dangers on New Jersey Roads

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    The trucking industry has a severe shortage of available drivers. This problem has worsened over the past decade and is only expected to become a bigger problem unless changes are made.

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