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How long can truckers drive without stopping to rest?

Anyone who has undertaken a road trip knows how hard it can be to keep going when it seems like their destination will never appear. They may just want to push through their boredom and exhaustion to reach the end of the trip; Massachusetts residents may elect to drive through the night just to avoid traffic when they take on long trips by car. However, driving without taking breaks to rest and reset can be dangerous because fatigue can impact how drivers operate their vehicles.

Support for victims of truck accidents and collisions

For as common as motor vehicle accidents are, Massachusetts residents may be shocked to learn just how different each collision can be. The conditions present when the accidents occur can play a major role in how liability is viewed, as can the conditions of the drivers, their vehicles and other important factors. When a large truck is involved in a roadway collision, even more considerations may be necessary to determine fault and how responsibility for the crash should be evaluated.

Unsecured cargo can cause devastating truck accidents

Large trucks serve an important role in the movement of goods across the country. Each day Worcester residents see semis, cargo vehicles and other commercial trucks carrying items to stores and retail centers where consumers can buy them. While airplanes, train, and other modes of transportation may pay parts in getting goods to where they need to go, trucks are on the ground, night and day, making important deliveries.

More delivery trucks during the holidays may mean more accidents

Although some Worcester residents may still prefer to shop for holiday gifts at their local stores and outlets, many people enjoy the convenience of online shopping and free delivery to have their purchases shipped directly to their front doors. During the month of December, Massachusetts residents may see more delivery trucks out on the roads as drivers rush to keep up with the onslaught of boxes that individuals expect in a timely manner. With more trucks on the roads and tighter deadlines to meet, truck drivers may not always make the best decisions about how to stay safe on the roads.

Should I settle my truck accident claim?

The injuries that a victim may suffer in an accident with a large truck or big rig can be extensive. Not all victims of these devastating incidents are able to reach a full recovery from the physical harm they suffered, and they can be left with lingering health issues that can affect them for the rest of their lives. If a Massachusetts resident is involved in a truck accident, they should be aware of what they may be giving up before they agree to settle their pending personal injury claim.

Who can I sue after an accident with a large truck?

In the wake of a truck accident, a Massachusetts resident may have many questions and few answers. After tending to their injuries, an important step in seeking the recovery of their damages may be to consult with an attorney about their possible options. Individual cases are influenced by their own facts and, therefore, understanding who may be sued will depend on the circumstances surrounding the victim's crash.

Answering important questions after a truck accident

A collision between a large truck and a smaller passenger vehicle can be devastating. Victims of these incidents can suffer an array of serious injuries, life-long traumas, and even death. Massachusetts survivors of these often preventable but always shattering events may find themselves trying to recover but struggling to understand what options they may have.

Truck hits guardrail, causes accidents, injuries and delays

It is not uncommon for traffic to mar the travel plans of individuals who drive on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Whether it is bad weather, construction or an accident the chances of a driver getting caught in delays not of their own making is relatively high. In the days following the Fourth of July, though, a serious incident occurred on the Mass Pike that put the lives of several individuals at risk.

How can cargo weight factor into a truck accident?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates many aspects of trucking and how truck drivers may operate their rigs. The rules of the FMCSA apply to big rig drivers in Massachusetts and throughout the rest of the United States. While our readers may be familiar with trucking regulations related to driver training and hours of service, truckers are also regulated with regard to how much cargo they may haul by weight in their trucks.

Drug and alcohol testing after a serious truck accident

There is no question that drinking and driving is a dangerous practice and that too many Massachusetts residents have been harmed in collisions involving impaired individuals. As such, the state has implemented a number of laws that penalize men and women who have been found to have driven while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, private drivers are not the only ones who are expected to abide by safe driving practices. Commercial drivers, such as those who drive large trucks, must also remain sober when they are performing their operating duties.

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