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Category Archives: Truck Accident

Drug & Alcohol Use Leads to Truck Accidents

Hauling long distances is a lonely profession, so it is not surprising that many truckers turn to drugs or alcohol to help them get through the day. Unfortunately, too many truckers end up impaired as a result, and they cause collisions. Larson & Gallivan Law understands the trucking industry quite well. We know that long …

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How Can ECM Data Help With a Semi-Truck Accident Claim in Glens Falls, NY

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that large commercial truck accidents contribute to approximately 100,000 injuries and 6,000 fatalities on American roadways each year. The immense size of large trucks makes them inherently dangerous. Following an accident with a semi-truck, it is imperative that victims and their families have access to all of the information …

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Who Is Responsible for Your Jackknife Accident?

Tractor trailers haul goods into Vermont for sale in our stores, and they are hard to miss on our highways. Tractor trailers have two parts—the tractor in front and the trailer in back, coupled at a “fifth wheel” attachment between them. The trailer can swing out at an angle like the blade in a Swiss …

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How to Avoid Tractor-Trailer Blind Spot Accidents

Tractor-trailers are imposing vehicles on the road. Many of them travel incredibly fast, and drivers feel a sense of relief when the rig finally pulls out of sight. But other trucks are going so slowly that you might be tempted to pass them. Be careful. These large commercial trucks have huge blind spots, and unsuspecting …

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Who is At Fault when Improperly Loaded Cargo Causes a Crash?

Commercial trucks like tractor-trailers haul goods around the country and even into small towns like Glens Falls. These trucks work best when the cargo in the trailer is properly secured. Sadly, unbalanced cargo makes tractor-trailers dangerous to drive, and innocent motorists could suffer horrifying injuries in a jackknife or rollover collision. If you’ve been hurt …

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How “Hours of Service” Regulations Help Prevent Large Truck Accidents in Vermont

Commercial trucking accidents are far more common than many people realize. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which oversees the commercial trucking industry, reported there were 4,444 fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2020, the most recent year for which the agency has complete data. Four of those fatal accidents occurred in Vermont. But …

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What Should I Do After a Glens Falls Truck Accident?

Truck accidents in the Glens Falls area are often severe, and they frequently result in life-threatening and deadly injuries. This is especially true when trucks are involved in collisions with smaller passenger vehicles, where occupants of those vehicles often sustain injuries that require immediate emergency care. Indeed, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), nearly …

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How Can Comparative Negligence Affect My Vermont Truck Accident Case?

Truck collisions in Vermont have serious consequences, and people who are riding in passenger vehicles that collide with large trucks can sustain debilitating injuries. In some cases, these injuries can be fatal. Since 18-wheelers and big-rigs are so much heavier than passenger cars and have a significantly greater ground clearance, passenger cars can be crushed …

What Type of Evidence Can I Use in a Vermont Truck Accident Lawsuit?

Truck accidents in Vermont can have a wide range of causes, from the truck driver’s negligence to the careless behavior of another motorist to serious issues involving the truck or the roadway. When a truck accident occurs, it can result in severe and deadly injuries, especially when occupants of smaller motor vehicles are involved in …

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Know the Safety Risk Posed By a Poorly Loaded Commercial Truck

With major roadways such as Interstate 87, U.S. Route 9, and New York State Route 32B running directly through the region, Glens Falls sees a significant amount of commercial trucking traffic. A fully loaded eighteen-wheeler is enormous. It must be operated safely. A commercial truck with a poorly loaded trailer is dangerous. Here, our Glens …

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