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When big trucks crash: danger on California highways

At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., in California, we know that when a collision happens between your vehicle and a semi truck, your smaller vehicle almost always comes out with the worst damage. You and your passengers likewise can receive the most severe injuries.

What is a trucking log?

California truckers will always have to keep track of their travels in something called a log, or a logbook, based on federal law. But just what is the purpose of these books? What exactly are they used for?

The most common causes of trucking accidents

All accidents can be dangerous and scary, but trucking accidents can result in even more serious injuries and frequent fatalities. If you have been involved in a collision with a large truck, you may be wondering what the cause of the accident was and how it could have been prevented. We at the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., have detailed the top reasons for trucking accidents in California and across the country.

Does distracted driving contribute to commercial truck crashes?

When California drivers like you end up in an accident involving commercial trucks, luck is often not in your favor due to the size discrepancy between vehicles. To make matters even worse, a number of these accidents are caused by something completely avoidable: distracted driving. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, JR., we work with you to get to the root cause of your accident and get you the compensation you deserve.

What long-term issues can result from brain injury?

California residents like you who have gotten into a severe crash with a truck before may be at a higher risk for a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Due to the size of trucks and the speeds people tend to be traveling at on the freeway, where trucks most frequently share the road with passenger vehicles, accidents often result in more complex injuries. What long-term issues can therefore be caused by a TBI?

What can cause a truck to jackknife?

Californian truck drivers have big vehicles to work with, and the size and weight of these vehicles can work against them on the road. As a driver who has to share space with them, you may want to be aware of the tell signs that danger could be ahead, so you can act in advance and potentially keep yourself safe.

New trucker training rules in effect

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the government agency that oversees commercial transportation in the United States. Part of the responsibility of the FMCSA is driver training and safety. The agency is expected to ensure that all truckers are properly trained so as to reduce the risk of accidents once on the road. Public safety is a primary goal of the training requirements.

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