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Do you know the causes of commercial truck accidents?

Commercial trucks take up a lot of space on the nation's roadways. While most truckers will do whatever it takes to remain safe and avoid trouble, there are others who don't think twice about the decisions they make.

As the driver of a passenger vehicle, you should always be aware of any trucks that are on the road around you. Along with this, it's essential to have a clear understanding of why commercial truck accidents happen.

A truck driver's blood alcohol level matters to your case

You know that the average driver cannot drive if he or she has a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Did you know that the number is actually much lower for those who drive commercial vehicles?

As a result, if you're struck by a commercial driver, he or she may actually be considered to be intoxicated, which you can use against him or her in your claim. Drivers with a commercial driver's license, or CDL, are held to a higher standard, and that means they cannot be behind the wheel if they have a BAC of .04 or higher.

Accidents with semitrucks can completely change your life

When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you assume some risk. There is always potential for a collision with another vehicle or some kind of catastrophic vehicular failure while you're driving. If there's an accident involving a commercial truck, chances of sustaining serious physical injuries are high.

When commercial trucks cause accidents, the people in the other vehicle are far more likely than the driver of the commercial truck to sustain injuries or die.

4 tips for mothers who are also caregivers after a car crash

When your husband gets hurt in a car accident, all of the responsibilities of the home and family will rest on your shoulders. For a woman who has a husband that was catastrophically injured, such as those who suffered a spinal cord or brain injury, the hardship is considerable. These women need to come up with a plan so that they can be sure their husband, children, and household duties are all properly cared for without losing her mind.

Social media pitfalls for personal injury victims

Social media: A talkative person's playground and a personal injury attorney's nightmare.

As the number of people using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media outlets increases, so does the likelihood that remarks made to friends will wind up in the courtroom. One ill-advised comment can have disastrous effects on a settlement or verdict.