Truck Accident

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What to Know About Tractor-Trailer “No-Zones”

Chances are, you have probably encountered a tractor-trailer on the road. While many drivers may think truck drivers have a better view of their surroundings since their vehicle is high off the ground and heavily equipped, that is not the case.  Although truckers have a broader forward view and more oversized side-view mirrors than your …

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Could Guard Rails Help Prevent Tractor Trailer Deaths?

A recent auto safety group believes tractor-trailers would be less likely involved in fatal crashes with side guardrails mounted between their tires. On the other hand, the trucking industry disagrees; explaining that technology that prevents crashes is a “better use of resources.” Under Federal law large trucks are required to have rear under ride guards …

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House Bill Threatens Roadway Safety

Earlier this month, Representative Reid J. Ribble of Wisconsin introduced a bill called “Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act of 2015” (H.R. 3488). HensonFuerst Attorneys has always stood up for truckers, who are often unfairly maligned, and for greater safety of our roadways. If this bill passes, it will hurt everyone. It will put bigger, …

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Safety Violations to Blame for North Carolina Truck Accident?

North Carolina’s trucking industry is heavily regulated to help ensure the safety of both truck drivers and others who are commuting. Unfortunately, many trucking companies fail to adhere to these rules, which can too often lead to a serious North Carolina truck accident occurring. The recent collision between a tractor-trailer and an Amtrak train outside …

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North Carolina Truck Accidents Prompt Concerns Over Safety Regulations

August 15, 2013 Truck accidents are a serious risk on today’s highways, especially in North Carolina. In fact, the North Carolina department of Transportation found almost 9,000 North Carolina Truck Accidents were recorded in 2009 alone. These crashes resulted in 112 fatalities and another 2,567 people being seriously injured. Many citizens feel a large number …

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