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Sources of Trucker Distraction

Truck driving is a difficult profession, with long hours and extended periods away from family and friends. Truckers face another risk—distractions. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 80% of crashes are caused by a distraction in the 3 second window before a collision. Some of these distractions are outside the cab, but…

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Can You Receive Compensation for a Hit & Run?

Arizona law clearly requires that people involved in a hit and run accident stop their vehicles and share insurance information with other motorists. Sadly, far too many motorists drive away without a concern for those who are injured. At Karnas Law Firm, PLLC, we field phone calls from panicked accident victims who have mammoth medical…

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Failing to Properly Load Cargo Can Cause Truck Accidents

The various components of a commercial truck go through a lot more wear and tear than most vehicles, partly due to the number of miles driven and partly because of the heaviness of the vehicles. For these reasons, things like the brakes and tires on commercial vehicles need to be inspected regularly and replaced often…

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How Do Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents?

It is easy to assume that because truck accidents and car crashes both happen on Tucson’s roads and highways, that the two are similar. Truthfully, though, truck accidents vastly differ from car crashes on the road. The aftermath of a truck accident is much more complex, the injuries are more severe, and different laws apply.…

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4 Laws That Affect Arizona Truck Accident Claims

While truck accidents are not the most common type of motor vehicle crash that place Arizona motorists at risk, they certainly do cause substantial destruction, injuries, and fatalities when they occur. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZ DOT), there are around 12,000 crashes involving 18-wheelers, semis, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles every…

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