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Distracted Driving Truck Accidents Up During Coronavirus Pandemic

West Virginia truck accident attorney explains what you need to know Truck accidents caused by distracted drivers often result in serious injuries. While the number of drivers on the road has decreased during the recent coronavirus pandemic, the number of distracted truck driving accidents has actually increased in recent months, according to truck accident statistics...

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What causes head-on car accidents?

A head-on collision occurs when two cars traveling in opposite directions crash into each other at a combined speed. These types of crashes often result in severe injuries or death. Those who survive head-on collisions may sustain: Serious traumatic brain injuries Bone fractures Spinal injuries Nerve damage Damage to internal organs Severe facial injuries Lacerations,...

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Truck accidents vs. two-car crashes

A single crash involving a large commercial truck can injury multiple people, cause massive amounts of damage, and back up traffic for several hours. Truck crashes are especially dangerous on high-speed roadways where: Jackknife crashes are likely to occur. Dangerous pileups can occur, due to slippery road conditions or sudden traffic jams. Rollovers can occur,...

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Black ice: The hidden winter driving danger

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this past Groundhog Day. Until the winter season comes to a close, we can still expect slippery road conditions throughout West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. There is no greater winter driving risk than black ice. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain can easily be anticipated by drivers who stay up...

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Truck fleets using automatic on-board recording devices must move to ELDs

We are now past the December 16, 2019 deadline for all truck drivers to transition to electronic logging devices (ELDs). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established the dadline. While ELD rule went into effect two years ago, this deadline was set for fleets using automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRD). AOBRDs function similarly to ELDs....

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Is it dangerous to solely rely on vehicle safety technology? Research says yes.

It's a fascinating, yet frightening, concept: features that can control how our cars respond to crash risks. They're dubbed advanced drivers assistance systems (ADAS) and now come standard on many new cars. ADAS systems use various sensors, radar, and cameras to identify crash risks and alert drivers. They may also take over car functions, like...

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SUVs No Longer Pose An Oversized Threat To Smaller Cars

In recent years, more Americans have been ditching sedans and purchasing larger sport utility vehicles (SUVs). This shift is possibly due to the increased seating and cargo capacity, better handling of inclement weather conditions, and an overall popularity of SUVs. For years, SUVs were deemed a threat to occupants of smaller cars due to their...

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