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Truck Accidents

What Does It Mean for a Truck To Jackknife?

In California, a common type of truck accident is when the truck “jackknifes.” Jackknifing refers to the act of when the trailer of a large semi-truck pushes the front, towing truck itself to the side. It can also occur when the front aspect of the truck is pushed all the way around so that it […]

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Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses in California

As of 2020, there were almost 230 million licensed drivers in the United States. That number represents the majority of adults in the country. However, just because you possess a driver’s license doesn’t mean you have the right to drive any type of vehicle. Every driver’s license grants the holder the right to drive a […]

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How Much Does a Semi-Truck Weigh

We share the road with semi-trucks each day. They are an efficient and cost-effective form of transporting goods throughout California and the United States. But, unfortunately, semi-trucks can be extremely dangerous when they are involved in car accidents, partly because they weigh much more than a passenger vehicle.  How Much Do Semi-Trucks Weigh? Semi-trucks are […]

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How Fast Can Commercial Trucks Safely Travel on Highways in California?

Maintaining a safe speed for commercial vehicles involves more than merely following the posted speed limit.  In fact, the law explicitly connects a vehicle’s speed and road conditions by stating that vehicles must operate at a reasonably safe speed given external conditions. This means that vehicles could travel at a speed far under the posted […]

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What Are My Options After an Accident With a USPS Mail Truck in Los Angeles?

You may be wondering, “How do I sue the post office?” after a collision with a USPS mail truck in Los Angeles. If you get into a USPS mail truck accident, you can file a government tort claim and later a lawsuit if the accident was the USPS driver’s fault. Nevertheless, pursuing your claim will […]

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How to Report an Unsafe Truck Driver in California

Virtually all vehicles traveling on the road are vulnerable to truck accidents. You can contribute to safer roads by reporting unsafe truck drivers to the authorities.  Keep reading to get all of the information you need to report a truck driving recklessly. Examples of Dangerous Driving Driving that demonstrates a disregard or disrespect for other […]

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How Fast Can Commercial Trucks Safely Travel on California Highways?

The posted speed limit on most California highways is 65 mph. A few highways in California allow vehicles to drive up to 70 mph. Despite this, most trucks are required to drive at slower speeds. According to the California Vehicle Code, a truck with three or more axles may not drive more than 55 mph […]

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How Tired Truck Drivers Cause Accidents

Truck drivers play an integral role in helping transport and deliver goods day in and day out. However, truck driving can be tiring and stressful, and sometimes the job takes a toll on drivers. When tired drivers are on the road, this increases the chances of a truck accident occurring. A truck accident attorney can […]

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How Long Does it Take to Settle An 18-Wheeler Accident Case?

Truck accidents are frequently catastrophic due to the sheer size of an 18-wheeler. Wrongful death claims are common, as are large personal injury claims.  Most claimants would rather settle their truck accident claim out of court because it is simpler, easier, and less stressful than going to court. However, even settlements take time to resolve.  […]

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Dangers of Overloaded Trucks

Truck accidents happen for many reasons. Poor driving, missed maintenance, and bad weather can cause an accident. The truck’s load — particularly how the truck was loaded — can also contribute to a truck accident. Trucks that carry too much weight, loads that are too tall, or unbalanced loads are more susceptible to accidents. Learn […]

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