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Can Another Party Be Liable for a Single-Vehicle Truck Crash?

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When single-vehicle collisions occur, many people assume that the driver of the vehicle bears sole liability for the crash and any resulting injuries. As a result, many people who are injured as vehicle occupants in a single-vehicle crash mistakenly believe that they cannot file a civil claim against another party to seek damages. However,… Read More »

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Large Trucks and Pedestrians: New Study Addresses Serious Harms

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For years, it has been clear that large trucks and SUVs can cause devastating harm to smaller motor vehicle occupants and pedestrians when collisions occur. Indeed, as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) underscore, large trucks can be especially deadly given their ground clearance, which can result… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Comparative Fault And Truck Crashes

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Many large truck wrecks in the Shreveport area cause serious injuries to motor vehicle occupants, especially when people in smaller cars or SUVs are involved in the crash. Big-rigs and semi-trucks are significantly heavier than passenger vehicles, which means that they can cause devastating damage to those vehicles and to the occupants within them…. Read More »

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Common Injuries In Trucking Collisions

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Since 2011, the rate of large truck crashes has increased by about 33 percent, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In 2020, nearly 5,000 people were killed in large truck wrecks, and a majority of those people were occupants of passenger vehicles like cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. Since 2016, each year there… Read More »

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Can Truck Driver Behaviors Predict Crash Risks?

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Large truck crashes can be devastating and fatal, especially for occupants of cars or light trucks who are involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler or big rig. In recent years, a wide range of technological innovations have attempted to reduce the risk of large truck crashes, including many types of automation. Yet is… Read More »

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Whom Can I Sue After A Trucking Collision?

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Large truck accidents in Shreveport are often devastating, resulting in severe and deadly injuries. In particular, collisions involving semi-trucks and smaller passengers can be particularly dangerous given that big rigs tend to weigh anywhere from 20 to 30 times as much as a car or light truck, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway… Read More »

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How To Avoid A Trucking Crash

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Collisions in Shreveport involving large trucks like 18-wheelers or semi-trucks often result in debilitating and life-threatening injuries. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) emphasizes that large trucks usually weigh about 20 or 30 times as much as a passenger vehicle like a car or small SUV,… Read More »

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Common Causes Of Trucking Collisions

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Large trucks like 18-wheelers or semis are commonly involved in serious and deadly collisions with smaller passenger vehicles like automobiles, SUVs, and light trucks. As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) explains, most severe and deadly large truck crashes affect occupants of passenger vehicles given the weight and size of large trucks. The… Read More »

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18-Wheeler Crashes On Louisiana Roads

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Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) estimate that in 2019, approximately 5200 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in the United States, leading to thousands of deaths across the country. Approximately 650 of those crashes occurred in Louisiana, but it is unknown how many were caused due to… Read More »

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