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Dangers of Jackknife Tractor Trailer Accidents

Large trucks are a common sight on southern California roadways. They are vital to the nation’s economy. Unfortunately, they are also dangerous. An estimated 3,838 fatal collisions involving trucks occurred in 2015, the last year for which statistics are available. Trucks crashed on the road 317,000 times in 2012. Jackknife... Read more »

Unsecure Truck Cargo a Leading Cause of Crashes

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Thousands of serious road accidents every year are attributed to truck cargo that is improperly secured. California drivers are accustomed to sharing the highway with commercial vehicles hauling heavy and potentially hazardous cargo. Whether transporting dressed lumber, metal pipes, building materials or household goods, this freight can spill, leak or... Read more »

3 Ways a Truck Can Total Your Car

Destroyed windshield and front part of car after accident.
18-wheelers weigh up to 30 times more than the average passenger car, tipping the scales at a monstrous 80,000 pounds. The trailer hitched to the powerful truck engine measures 54 feet long — compare that to the typical family car which spans less than 16 feet. There are nearly 6... Read more »

Southern California’s 5 Most Dangerous Highways

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Los Angeles County again ranks number one in California for having the highest rate of traffic fatalities. In 2016, according to the most recent available data from the National Highway Safety Administration, 3,623 Californians died in motor vehicle accidents. More than 790 of those deaths took place in L.A. County... Read more »

5 Safety Tips for Driving Around Big Trucks

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If you live in Southern California, you are no stranger to driving around commercial vehicles including big trucks, tractor trailers and buses. The average passenger car weighs 4,000 pounds while an 18-wheeler tips the scales at nearly 80,000 pounds. It’s no wonder that when the two collide, life-threatening injuries result.... Read more »

Common Lawsuit Tricks Used by Trucking Companies

Big rig semi truck
Throughout all of California, Los Angeles County has one of the highest rates of fatalities in crashes involving large commercial trucks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 18 wheelers, semi-trucks, flat beds, tractor trailers and other kinds of big rigs tip the scales at more than 80,000 pounds,... Read more »

The Dangers of Falling Truck Debris

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Roughly 50,568 crashes happened annually as a result of debris falling from another vehicle into a roadway in the United States from 2011 to 2014, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Those debris-caused accidents were responsible for 125 deaths and more than 9,800 injuries every year. Debris-related accidents... Read more »