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  • How Passenger Vehicle Drivers Can Help Prevent Truck Accidents

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 5-Apr-2016

    According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,964 fatal injuries occurred due to big rig truck accidents in 2013. Between 2009 and 2013, 371 individuals died in truck accidents throughout Nevada. An additional 2,771 persons sustained serious injuries. Without a doubt, driving near these large vehicles poses serious risks if truck drivers and the drivers ...
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  • Sleepy Truckers: The Dangers of Fatigued Truck Drivers

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 18-Aug-2015

    At any time of day, you can count on seeing at least one truck driver occupying one of the right lanes. This is because these motorists are required to make long trips in order to deliver cargo to various destinations. However, these long hours of driving cause truck drivers to suffer mental and physical fatigue. In fact, fatigue is the cause of roughly 40% of all truck accidents, and it creates ...
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  • Samsung Tests Video Displays on the Backs of Trucks to Improve Safety

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 23-Jun-2015

    Samsung - the Korean based tech company - has been a leader in developing new technology to make our lives simpler. With their most recent efforts and reports that the company is looking to place video displays on the backs of commercial trucks, Samsung is also looking to make our lives safer. Here is some information about the project: Samsung has announced the development and testing of video ...
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  • Federal Regulators Research Changes to Tired Truck Driver Regulations

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 2-Mar-2015

    Commercial trucks are massive machines that pose a danger to everyone on public roads and highways. Because their weight and inability to maneuver quickly makes trucks legitimate hazards, state and federal regulators are constantly looking for ways to ensure trucking companies, vehicles, and drivers are safe. This is why they enforce numerous regulations, including hours-of-service rules designed ...
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  • National Transportation Officials Release List of Top Safety Concerns

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 20-Jan-2015

    Transportation is a crucial part of the American economy, and it's something a lot of us interact with as part of our daily lives. Because transportation is such an integral asset to communities across the country, the federal government goes to great lengths to regulate different areas of the industry - including transportation on land, sea, and air. One of the federal agencies responsible ...
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  • Drug & Alcohol Use by Truck Drivers

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 29-May-2014

    It is well known that driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs greatly increases risks of being involved in a traffic accident. Being impaired can affect muscle coordination, judgment, and reaction time – all crucial skills for anyone behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. When an impaired driver is behind the wheel of a massive commercial truck that can weigh as much as 80,000 ...
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  • Truck Accidents Caused By Tired Drivers & The Rights of Injured Victims

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-May-2014

    Truck drivers and trucking companies have a legal responsibility to keep others on public roadways safe from preventable harm. Because trucks and commercial carriers have the potential to cause serious injury-causing accidents, there is an elevated need for trucking companies and their employees to make safety a priority. While there are many regulations and laws in place to ensure that trucking ...
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  • Is Nevada No-Fault or Tort for Car Accidents?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 30-Sep-2013

    If you've recently been involved in some kind of motor vehicle accident, the claims process, as well as, the outcome of your claim will heavily depend on whether you live in a no-fault state or a tort state. More states are tort than no-fault, and some states operate by modified no-fault laws. If you live in Nevada, your car insurance claim will operate by tort laws. Why does this matter? 1. ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer || 18-Nov-2011

    According to the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), 199 people were injured in Nevada truck accidents in the year 2010. Understanding the common causes of truck accidents can help motorists avoid being injured in one. All Nevada drivers should remember that trucks have large blind spots, are tough to slow down, and are difficult to maneuver. Keeping a safe distance from ...
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  • Understanding the Dangers of Overloaded Trucks

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 25-Jul-2011

    The sheer size and weight of a tractor trailer makes any large truck accident serious, but when the truck has been overloaded and it exceeds the legal weight limit, it can be disastrous. When a big rig has more weight than it can safely carry, even common actions like turning, braking, and changing lanes can be compromised. Increased truck weight also results in greater force of impact, which then ...
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  • The Role of Truck Driver Negligence in Nevada Big Rig Accidents

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 25-May-2011

    Nevada is a major thoroughfare for long-haul truckers. The addition of huge and heavy big rigs, tractor-trailers, and semi-trucks to Nevada roads can be very intimidating to other motorists, which is why many drive uneasily when a large truck or two pull up alongside them on a multi-lane highway. The distinguishing size features of a truck also make them very dangerous. A Nevada truck accident can ...
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