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Category: Truck Accidents

What Injuries Can Result from a Truck Accident?

Summary: Truck accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that affect a person’s memory, vision, and ability to retain information Bones, such as the femur, tibia, and clavicle, can break during a truck accident, such Spinal cord injuries can result from truck accidents and affect a person’s mobility Truck accident victims can tear knee ligaments during the impact of a collision Truck accidents are a

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Why Do Truck Accidents Cause Such Serious Injuries?

Summary: Truck accidents can cause severe injuries like spinal cord, shoulder, knee, facial, and internal injuries These types of accidents can cause serious injuries because the size of trucks can lead to a greater force of impact Trucks can contain heavy and dangerous cargo that can cause severe injuries during a collision A large semi-truck can significantly outweigh a smaller car and cause destructive impact

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Multiple semi-trucks driving on a highway surrounded by passenger vehicles.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Austin

Austin is Texas’ state capital and offers many opportunities for employment for truckers. However, negligent actions from truck drivers, trucking companies, and cargo loaders can lead to catastrophic truck accidents in Austin. This type of accident is dangerous because the size and speed of a truck can destroy smaller vehicles and expose victims to significant bodily harm. Some common causes of truck accidents include drowsy

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When Can a Truck Driver Be Held Liable for Damages - The Russo Firm

When Can a Truck Driver Be Held Liable for Damages?

Truck drivers can cause accidents when they engage in negligent or reckless driving behavior, such as distracted driving, speeding, and drowsy driving. Truck drivers must properly handle their responsibility to other drivers on the road to drive safely, as their large vehicles can cause catastrophic damage when they crash into smaller vehicles. While a trucking company can be held liable for damages caused by an

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Why are Semi-Trucks So Dangerous for Texas Drivers?

A semi-truck is a large truck that combines a tractor unit and a semi-trailer that can haul cargo. These are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road, as they are much larger than other vehicles. Even a slight accident with a smaller vehicle can lead to significant harm, as the larger vehicle can destroy the smaller one. Due to their size, it’s much

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The Dangers of Jackknife Truck Accidents - The Russo Firm

The Dangers of Jackknife Truck Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucks can cause widespread catastrophic impact because the large truck can impact many smaller vehicles as the driver loses control. A direct impact from a large truck can cause severe bodily harm, resulting in injuries like back and neck injuries, bone fractures, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). One type of commercial truck accident that can expose other drivers to harm is a

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Severe Injuries Caused by Rollover Truck Accidents - The Russo Firm

Severe Injuries Caused by Rollover Truck Accidents

One type of truck accident that can cause severe injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and back and neck injuries, is a rollover accident. This type of truck accident is when a truck tips over on its side during a collision, rolling down the road or street and striking other vehicles. Although any vehicle can experience a rollover, truck

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When Can a Trucking Company Be Held Liable for an Employee’s Truck Accident?

Most victims of commercial truck accidents assume that the at-fault party is the driver who caused the accident through distracted driving, speeding, or drowsy driving. While they can be liable for damages in a car accident claim, the trucking company that employs them can sometimes share liability. A trucking company can share liability for a truck accident that happened while the employee completed a work

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What Types of Truck Accidents Can Cause Severe Injuries?

Truck drivers that operate big rigs, semi-trucks, and 18-wheelers must exercise caution behind the wheel, as negligent driving behavior can cause truck accidents that can expose other drivers to harm. Large trucks can cause catastrophic damage when they crash into other vehicles, as they are much bigger and operate with more force than other vehicles. Some truck accidents that can cause severe injuries include rollover,

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Truck Accidents Caused by Improper Loading

Truck accidents can cause widespread devastation, as large trucks can crash into smaller vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists without the proper protection to keep them safe from the intense impact. One common cause of truck accidents is improper loading. This is when the loader of a commercial truck fails to load the contents of a truck in a way that can prevent the load from unbalancing

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