Why Highway Hypnosis Can Cause Accidents

hand on steering wheel with long stretch of road in front

Driving can be a mundane activity, but it is also one that requires constant attention and focus. Nonetheless, many of us have experienced a time or two where our minds wandered–perhaps to the point where we were not even consciously driving anymore. This phenomenon, known as “highway hypnosis,” is quite common, especially among truck drivers who spend extended periods on the road. But highway hypnosis can lead to serious consequences, especially if it involves a 60,000 lb trailer truck.  What is Highway Hypnosis? Highway hypnosis, also referred to as "white line fever" or "driving without awareness," is an altered mental state that...

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Partial Fault in Trucking Accidents

Trucking accident where cab is overturned

When a trailer truck or other commercial vehicle collides with a passenger vehicle, the results can be devastating. The size and weight difference between vehicles almost always means that the passenger car will suffer the most damage. This does not mean that the passenger vehicle is never at fault, however. There are plenty of instances when a car is at least partially liable for a truck accident, which can significantly reduce or even negate a settlement. Read our article to learn about partial fault in trucking accidents and what it means for your personal injury case.  Common Causes of Partial Liability...

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Semi Truck Underride Accidents

Semi truck carrying bags of cement

Underride collisions are some of the most deadly forms of trucking accidents. They occur when a smaller vehicle rear ends the trailer of a semi truck, which is higher than the front of the car. The front of the smaller car thus slides underneath the trailer, stopping only when the cab of the car makes contact. Depending on the speed with which the crash occurred, the resulting impact can cause serious injury or even death to the driver and any passengers. It is important to understand the cause of underride truck collisions and what you can do to avoid them....

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