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Safely Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks in Oklahoma

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating vehicle collisions in which a motorist can be involved. Vastly outweighed by these vehicles, passenger cars don’t stand a chance in a collision with a truck that could weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Because they are so dangerous, it is critical for all road users… Read More »

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Federal Regulators Propose Automatic Emergency Braking Systems for Commercial Vehicles

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which regulates the commercial trucking industry in the U.S., recently announced a proposal that would require commercial trucks to have automatic braking systems on board. Initial estimates indicate that using this type of equipment could mitigate not only the frequency, but also the severity of rear-end truck… Read More »

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Why Some Roads are More Dangerous for Trucks

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Commercial vehicles pose a very real risk to other road users, not only because they are so large, but because they are generally much harder to maneuver than passenger vehicles. For instance, they take a lot longer to come to a stop, make extremely wide turns, and have large blind spots, all of which… Read More »

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These Common Mistakes Could Jeopardize Your Truck Accident Case

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Obtaining compensation from a trucking company or other negligent party is often essential for many truck accident victims, most of whom suffer serious injuries and devastating property damage. Unfortunately, obtaining compensation after a truck accident isn’t guaranteed, even when the trucking company was clearly at fault for the crash. Accident victims can also unknowingly… Read More »

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Recovery After a Bridge Strike Accident

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Truck accidents can and do occur for a variety of reasons, with many attributed to the careless driving of other drivers, a failure to abide by traffic laws, or a lack of truck driver training. Other negligent drivers, trucking companies that put profits before safety, and manufacturers that design defective products can all be… Read More »

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Commercial Truck Safety Violations

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Commercial trucks experience a lot more wear and tear than the average vehicle, partly because they are so much heavier than other cars, but also because they travel thousands of miles, sometimes in a single trip. As a result, commercial vehicles tend to need a lot more maintenance, for which trucking companies are responsible…. Read More »

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Unsecured Cargo Loads Can Cause Truck Accidents

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

We’ve all seen debris on the road that clearly fell out of the back of a truck. Whether it is lumber, a mattress, or cardboard boxes, these items pose a very real risk of injury to road users. A recent study conducted by AAA revealed that dangerous road debris had caused 200,000 crashes in… Read More »

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Blind Spots Can Cause Truck Accidents

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Besides being much larger than the average passenger vehicle, commercial vehicles also have far vaster blind spots. This can make it even more dangerous to share the road with commercial vehicles, which already outweigh most cars by many thousands of pounds. Knowing where these blind spots are on semi-trucks can go a long way… Read More »

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What Causes Trucks to Roll Over?

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While most drivers have accepted the need to share the road with commercial vehicles as a necessary evil, the risk that these vehicles pose to other road users cannot be understated. Weighing as much as 80,000 pounds and often exceeding 70 feet in length, these kinds of vehicles can cause a catastrophic amount of… Read More »

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Common Truck Accident Injuries

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The kinds of injuries that are caused by truck accidents are often severe and may reach the level of catastrophic due to the massive size difference between commercial vehicles and passenger cars. These injuries can lead to lifelong health problems, expensive medical bills, lost earning ability, permanent disability, and in some devastating cases, even… Read More »

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