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December 5, 2022 1p21.admin

How New Drivers Can Be Safe Around Semi-Trucks

Going out on the road by yourself after getting your driver’s license can be intimidating. No matter how confident you feel, accident and injury risks can lurk right around the corner. One of the best things to do as a new driver is to learn about some of the most common accident risks. This includes the risk of collisions with semi-trucks and 18-wheelers. The more you know about being safe around large trucks, the lower your odds of getting into an Omaha truck accident. Keep Your Distance You should never crowd any driver on…

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What Are the Texting and Driving Laws in Nebraska?

Texting and driving is a major cause of injury and fatal car accidents in the U.S. It is a common source of driver distraction in Nebraska and around the country. In 2017, distracted drivers caused car accidents that took a total of 3,166 lives. The known risks of distracted driving, and especially texting and driving, has led many states to pass laws related to banning cellphone use behind the wheel. Nebraska is one of them. The Risks of Texting and Driving Texting and driving checks off all three forms of driver distraction: manual, visual and…

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Who is at Fault in a Chain-Reaction Car Accident?

Chain-reaction or multivehicle accidents in Nebraska can injure several people at once. In a chain-reaction accident, the driver that struck you may not necessarily be the person at-fault or responsible for the collision. Understanding the complex matter of liability in a crash involving multiple vehicles may take assistance from a car accident attorney. Someone will need to investigate your accident to trace your injuries back to the liable, or at-fault, party. What Is a Chain-Reaction Car Accident? A chain-reaction accident involves more than two vehicles striking each other. Three or more cars may end…

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Can Employers Be Liable in Trucking Accidents

Can Employers Be Liable in Trucking Accidents

The commercial trucking industry is not always safe for its drivers or others on the road. Every year, trucking accidents take thousands of lives. More than 2,500 traffic crashes in 2016 involved heavy trucks in Nebraska, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Truck accidents caused 46 deaths and 771 injuries. Liability for a trucking accident could come down to the truck driver, trucking company, the product manufacturer or another party. Employer Liability for Truck Driver Misconduct After an accident with a commercial truck, the discovery that the driver is an independent contractor…

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What is an Underride Accident?

What is an Underride Accident?

The structure of an 18-wheeler truck makes accidents happen differently than standard vehicle collisions. What might have been a regular rear-end collision with two passenger vehicles, for example, could take the form of an underride or override truck accident. These are two of the deadliest types of truck accidents for passenger vehicle occupants. Understanding the dynamics of an underride accident could allow you to prevent these fatal collisions in the future. What Is an Underride Accident? When a small passenger vehicle slams into the back of a semi and slides beneath the trailer, it…

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