Recent Posts in Truck Accidents Category

  • No Texting for Truck Drivers Nationwide

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    13 Sep. 2018

    Have you ever seen a truck driver texting while behind the wheel of a semi-truck? If so, your immediate reaction may have been, “Now that can’t be safe!” After all, drivers of passenger vehicles can’t legally text so why would it be legal for a truck driver to do it? According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency that governs the ...
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  • Hours of Service Violations and Truck Accidents

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    7 Jun. 2018

    It is no secret that accidents involving trucks are some of the most devastating, particularly due to their size and weight. Accidents are even more likely to occur in cases where the truck driver is not well-rested. Unfortunately, despite the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) strict hours of service regulations, which were designed to prevent truck driver fatigue, many ...
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  • Will Truckers Have to Log Their Hours Electronically?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    4 Jun. 2018

    Truck accidents can be horrific events and extremely deadly due to the size and weight of semi-trucks, especially fully loaded ones. All you have to do is Google semi-truck crashes on YouTube to see how dangerous they can be. Because these monsters on the road are so inherently dangerous, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted strict rules about the number of hours ...
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  • Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Attorney?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    2 May. 2018

    Truck accidents are not like other accidents that occur on the road. This is not only due to the size and weight of a truck, which often leads to catastrophic injuries for those involved, but also because it is not uncommon for multiple parties to be held liable for them. As such, it is critical for truck accident survivors to seek the skilled representation of a personal injury attorney who has ...
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  • What Are Some Key Differences Between Commercial Truck Crashes & Car Accidents?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    1 Dec. 2017

    When it comes to commercial truck crashes and car accidents, there are some significant differences that can impact your damage claim. For one, trucking companies will do whatever they can to give their legal team an advantage over a claimant. These companies can afford a team of lawyers who have access to legal resources that are not available to the average person. In this blog, we talk about ...
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  • Risks of Overloaded & Improperly Loaded Trucks

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    29 Nov. 2017

    For many trucking companies, the goal is to transport the greatest amount of cargo in the shortest amount of time possible. Unfortunately, this means that some truck drivers will overload or improperly secure their cargo in order to meet company expectations and deadlines. This can make a commercial truck very unsafe when travelling at typical highway speeds. Oversized and overloaded trucks are a ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    12 Oct. 2017

    Being in a truck accident cannot be compared to a car accident; it’s a lot more complicated. If you were in a truck accident, you probably have questions: “Who is responsible? Who do I collect damages from? Could it have been the truck driver’s fault?” By their nature, truck accidents involve more players than car accidents. From the truck driver to the truck’s owner ...
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  • Fundamentals of a Personal Injury Claim in NJ

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    22 Mar. 2017

    Were you recently injured in an accident that was not your fault in Hackensack, or anywhere else in New Jersey? If so, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim for compensation. Personal injury claims are based on the theory of “ negligence,” which simply refers to careless or reckless behavior. When an individual or entity, such as a business, fails to exercise the ...
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  • What is the FMCSA?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    25 Oct. 2016

    As you are likely well-aware, there are millions of motor vehicle accidents in the United States each year. While trucking accidents are less common than standard car accidents, negligent truck drivers place innocent drivers and passengers in harm’s way each and every day, and this danger cannot be ignored. If you’ve had your driver’s license for some time, think, have you ever ...
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  • When Truckers Cause Trucking Accidents

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    14 Apr. 2016

    Being involved in an accident with a large truck can be one frightening event. All you have to do is search YouTube for “ truck accidents ” and a series of intense videos will come up. Some will take your breath away as you watch cars and SUVs split into a million pieces in some of the crashes. Considering the massive size of semi-trucks, it’s understandable why most deaths in ...
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