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Driver Texting Is a Major Cause of Trucking Accidents

Driving while distracted is the most common cause of car accidents and the problem has been compounded by the widespread use of smartphones. Truck drivers are among the worst offenders. In the U.S., 15 percent of all traffic crashes are caused by commercial drivers texting or otherwise typing on mobile devices while on the road. Read More

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Back Injuries Commonly Suffered in Auto Accidents

Of the many kinds of harm you can sustain in an auto accident, back injuries are among the most prevalent and debilitating. Even low-speed collisions can cause injuries that require costly medical treatment and that can leave you with pain and limited mobility for years to come. Because the spinal system is so complex, the Read More

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Common Causes of Idaho Trucking Accidents

A recent report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) cites driver fatigue as the main cause of a 2018 trucking accident in Boise that resulted in multiple fatalities. During a traffic slowdown in a construction zone on I-84, a semitrailer crashed into the rear of Jeep Wrangler, propelling it into the vehicle ahead. The Read More

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Common Causes of Utah Trucking Accidents

The intersection of U.S. 89 and State Road 30 in Garden City is the site of frequent truck accidents, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. In the most recent, on March 3, 2020, a semi-truck driver lost control of his brakes, put the truck in neutral and ran through the intersection at speeds between 25 Read More

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Idaho Enacts Hands-Free Cell Phone Law to Reduce Distracted Driving

In Idaho and across the country, distracted driving — principally due to use of cellphones and other handheld devices — has become the chief cause of traffic accidents, many of them deadly. In response, Idaho has enacted a law that makes it illegal for drivers to use such devices unless they are voice-command operated. The Read More

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Why Do Trucks Crash? Common Causes of Big Rig Accidents

Given the sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks, it’s no surprise that the unfortunate people involved in wrecks with these vehicles tend to suffer serious and lasting consequences. Crash statistics compiled by the federal government clearly show that larges trucks accidents are a continuing menace on the nation’s roads. But why Read More

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What Are the Leading Causes of Auto Accidents?

Six million auto accidents occur every year on American roads, leaving two million people with permanent or fatal injuries. This sobering statistic begs the question: what causes so many motor vehicle crashes? Sadly, most stem from driver behavior that is well known to be dangerous. Here are five of the most common car accident causes. Read More

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Fatal Truck Accidents Continue to Rise

Late in 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes report, and the results are a mixed bag. The good news is that total motor vehicle crash-related deaths dropped by 2.4 percent in 2018. But a closer look reveals that fatalities were not down across the board. Continuing Read More

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Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that Read More

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Common Head, Neck and Back Injuries Suffered in Car Accidents

Cars today are safer than ever before, thanks to air bags, crumple zones, and other engineering advancements, but millions of people still suffer injuries in auto accidents every year. Some of the most common — and most serious — are injuries are to the head, neck and back. As a personal injury law firm serving Read More

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