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Trucking Accidents Archives

What can commercial drivers do to keep others safe?

It's up to commercial drivers to behave in a safe and responsible manner at all times. Doing so can prevent major accidents from occurring, which may cause significant property damage and severe injuries. Accordingly, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recommends the following tips to help commercial truckers and other drivers to make safety a top priority. 

Seat belts can save your life in a collision with a semi-truck

On any given day, tractor-trailer trucks line California freeways and secondary roads. While they are a vital part of the economy, they can also be hazardous when the driver suffers from fatigue or distraction. At The Law Offices of Philip M. Tobin, we often represent clients seriously injured in a collision with a big rig.

Understanding respondeat superior

If you are lucky enough to walk away from a truck accident in San Jose, your gratitude at being alive may quickly be tempered by the realization that you could still face inordinate expenses from whatever injuries you and/or your passengers may have sustained as well as from the damage caused to your vehicle. Many of those that we here at The Law Offices of Philip M. Tobin have worked with in similar circumstances have found themselves needing to seek compensation to cover their accident-related costs. If the same is true for you, then you may be wondering who bears the brunt of the liability in your case. 

What factors lead to trucking accidents?

Trucks are a common site on highways and interstates. They are an important part of our economy, carrying goods from place to place to meet the demands of the growing population. Although these vehicles are essential to society, they can pose a serious risk to motorists.

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