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Harmed by a Semi-Truck or Tractor Trailer

Harmed by a Semi-Truck or Tractor Trailer? Call The Yost Legal Group

2020 was a landmark year for truck accident cases and for all the wrong reasons. Coronavirus lockdowns badly disrupted the supply chain. Furthermore, 2020 was the year the ongoing truck driver shortage moved from a concerning nuisance to a major crisis. Not coincidentally, semi-truck crashes have increased 26 percent since 2020. Modern semi-trucks are also...

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What You Should Know About Semi-Truck Crashes

What You Should Know About Semi-Truck Crashes

2020 was a landmark year for truck accident cases and for all the wrong reasons. Coronavirus lockdowns badly disrupted the supply chain. Furthermore, 2020 was the year the ongoing truck driver shortage moved from a concerning nuisance to a major crisis. Not coincidentally, semi-truck crashes have increased 26 percent since 2020. Modern semi-trucks are also...

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Call an attorney for wrongful death at The Yost Legal Group. The best wrongful death lawyers can be essential in guiding you through the complex process of filing a wrongful death claim.

What is a wrongful death lawsuit?

Alice had been living a great life, working as an accountant and spending quality time with her family. That all changed one fateful day when she received the news that her beloved husband had been taken from her in a tragic truck accident. Alice and her three children were devastated. They could not imagine how...

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Risky Business: Tractor-Trailer Accidents on the Rise

Tractor-trailers are responsible for transporting 70% of all products and goods across the United States. Unfortunately, these tractor-trailers can pose a serious threat to those they share a road with. There has been a significant increase in trucking accidents over the last decade despite new regulations intended to promote safer transport. According to the National...

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Unskilled Truckers Creating Deadly Roadways for Passenger Vehicles

In April of 2019, a 23-year-old lost control of the truck he was driving and plowed into stopped traffic in Colorado. This tragic accident cost four people their lives, and catastrophically injured six others. While the driver was later found guilty of vehicular manslaughter, a bigger problem still remains. Trucking companies across the U.S. are...

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Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor Trailers Leave a Trail of Death Across U.S. Highways

In the United States, a person is killed or seriously injured in an accident caused by a tractor trailer every 15 minutes.  In fact, around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the U.S. and approximately 5,000 of those involve fatalities.  In 2019, in Maryland alone, statistics showed that there were 60 tractor trailer accidents...

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Thousands of People are Injured or Killed Each Year Because of Fatigued Truck Drivers

Each year, over 200,000 accidents occur between large trucks and automobiles killing approximately 4,000 people and severely injuring thousands more.  Most collisions occur during good weather conditions on straight roadways.  A large number of accidents are due to sleep-deprived truck drivers.  Despite the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration setting industry regulations which limit the number...

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Tractor Trailer Awareness Protects Drivers

A Howard County, Maryland resident was critically injured last week when his passenger vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate-70.  Unfortunately, tractor trailer accidents are not uncommon on our roadways.  For instance, did you know according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) there has been a 20% increase in trucking accidents over...

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