A Kanawha County couple is suing tractor trailer operators, citing alleged negligence.
Negligent actions by drivers are the most common causes for road accidents. However, some accidents aren't the fault of drivers. Sometimes defective roadways can cause drivers to lose control thereby increasing the risks of motor vehicle collisions.
Truck industry executives are furthering the advance of driver-assistance technology--called platooning--rather than promoting driverless trucks, says Daimler Trucks North America CEO, Roger Nielsen, speaking at a press conference at the American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition, according to Transport Topics.
It is common knowledge that vehicle crashes can be expensive. Cars must be repaired or replaced, there are often medical bills and lost wages that must be accounted for, and damage to personal items and other property must also be sorted out.
All too often in West Virginia, we see commercial trucks, also referred to as semi's or 18 wheelers, create dangerous situations for other motorists. When a commercial truck crashes, it can cause a tremendous amount of damage to other vehicles and serious injuries to other motorists and passengers. While truck drivers are sometimes at fault, the legal responsibility for these crashes is not always placed solely on the driver. The question is who are the potential responsible parties when a large commercial truck is involved in a collision that causes serious injury? The answer, as it turns out, depends on the conditions leading up to a crash.
Homeowners in West Virginia may be alarmed to learn that a couple of products in their homes may pose hazards for them and their families. The first of the dangerous household products is a chandelier. The second product is a ventilation fan.
"It is critical for transportation companies to implement comprehensive sleep apnea screening and treatment programs to ensure that truck drivers stay awake at the wheel."
One woman recently suffered injuries in a vehicle accident involving a truck in West Virginia. The head-on truck accident took place along West Virginia State Route 80. It occurred around 10:30 a.m.
Determining who was at fault for an accident can be problematic, depending on the condition of the scene and the vehicles in its aftermath. Accident reconstruction teams and other investigators may be needed in order to figure out the how and why. The West Virginia State Police will most likely need to send in these types of experts in order to decipher what happened in a recent logging truck accident.
Vehicle accidents involving semi trucks are particularly dangerous due to the sheer size of these trucks. Their large size can make these trucks difficult to maneuver, and cars and other smaller vehicles may have a hard time maneuvering around these large vehicles as well. A truck accident in West Virginia can quickly lead to severe injuries and even death, depending on the nature of the accident.