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Large trucks prove to be dangerous to Pittsburgh motorists

Each year, thousands of people are killed as a result of big rigs on the roadways. Large trucks, including commercial trucks, tractor-trailers, cement mixers, and coal trucks, tend to be harder to navigate than passenger vehicles due to their size and weight.

Truck accident fatalities drop for the first time in years

Due to their large size and heavy loads, trucks can cause a great deal of damage and injury in a Pittsburgh accident. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently reported that the number of fatalities caused by collisions with large trucks has decreased nationwide. In 2014, the number of truck accident deaths dropped 5 percent, making the total number of truck accident fatalities for 2014 just over 3,900.

What Pennsylvanians need to know about commercial truck law

Each year, countless Pittsburgh motorists are involved in tragic truck accidents on the highways. Commercial vehicles are considerably larger than the average person's vehicle and can cause severe damages when involved in an accident. For this reason, commercial trucks are regulated by federal and state laws. These laws ensure that truck companies and their drivers follow standard protocol when operating one of these trucks.

What damages can you receive after a truck accident?

Pennsylvania residents who have been involved in a big rig accident may have suffered serious injuries. In addition to physical and emotional injuries, these victims may be suffering financially as the medical bills pile up. If the truck driver was at-fault for the accident, the victims may be able to recover damages in court. These damages will help victims get back on their feet and focus on the healing process.

Anything can happen in the time it takes for a big rig to stop

Readers of this blog are probably well aware that big rigs can pose a significant threat to Pennsylvania motorists. Their sheer size can be deadly in the event of a truck accident, and even those who are fortunate enough to survive such a wreck can be left with serious injuries or permanent disability. Yet, when truck accidents are discussed, they are often mentioned in a way that leads people to believe that these wrecks are caused mainly by head-on collisions or side-swipes. Unfortunately, rear-end accidents can be just as devastating.

DOT develops proposal limiting speed for heavy trucks

Accidents involving commercial trucks can cause serious injuries to motorists. Commercial trucks can be dangerous on the Pittsburgh roadways due to their extensive size and weight. When these vehicles are speeding, their danger is even more pronounced. Despite this danger, many truck drivers exceed the design limits on the tires of these commercial vehicles. That's why the Department of Transportation has developed a new proposal to help prevent future truck accidents.

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