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 of consecutive hours a trucker can drive, drivers are still often overly fatigued due to long hours on the road….

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Tractor Trailer Awareness Protects Drivers The Yost Legal Group Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys

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 the last two decades? Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the US, with 5,000 resulting in fatalities and…

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