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Truck Accidents

Ready or Not, Self-Driving Trucks Are Coming to U.S. Roads

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on May 01, 2024 in Truck Accidents

You may think it will be a long time before you are sharing the road with self-driving commercial trucks. However, the future could arrive much sooner as a Pittsburgh-based company is planning to implement the use of driverless trucks at the end of this year. Pennsylvania is one of many states allowing autonomous vehicles to […]

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Many types of car crashes can lead to fatal injuries, but the risk goes up with the size of the vehicles. That is why commercial truck accidents are so dangerous, a point that was tragically reiterated in central Pennsylvania over the last week and a half. Four people were killed in two collisions, one in […]

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Construction zones can be dangerous places for drivers in large or small vehicles. If drivers, construction companies and other parties traveling through these areas are not careful, dangerous collisions can occur. Victims of these crashes often assume another driver is at fault, and oftentimes they are right. However, other parties can be involved, particularly when […]

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Tips for Avoiding a Crash With a Semi-Truck in Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on September 22, 2023 in Truck Accidents

Traveling on any U.S. highway increases your risk of being in a traffic accident. Trucks can be especially dangerous to drive around due to the long hours their drivers are on the road. Despite these risks, there are some defensive driving steps you can take to avoid a semi-truck accident. Below, we discuss the inherent […]

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What to Know When Dealing With Pennsylvania Tow Truck Crashes

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on August 11, 2023 in Truck Accidents

Tow trucks are meant to help drivers stranded on the road either due to a mechanical breakdown or some other auto issue, like a flat tire. But what if the vehicle sent to help you ends up causing a crash instead? Who may be liable for your damages? At Schmidt Kramer, we explain more about […]

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Do Self-Driving Trucks Bring New Crash Risks?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on November 30, 2022 in Truck Accidents

Self-driving trucks are being tested in many states, including Pennsylvania. Currently, state law prohibits driverless vehicles on major roadways without a human being on board. However, that could be changing in the very near future. It is only natural that people have questions and concerns about sharing the road with a heavy and large truck […]

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What to Know About Fault for a Blind-Spot Crash with a Commercial Truck

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on December 10, 2021 in Truck Accidents

One of the dangers of sharing the road with commercial trucks is they have large blind spots in front, behind, and on both sides. While the drivers of these vehicles need to be cautious about changing lanes to avoid blind-spot crashes, it is also a good idea to avoid driving in blind spots when possible. […]

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Reasons Why Poor Maintenance of a Commercial Truck Could Cause an Accident

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on September 27, 2021 in Truck Accidents

You may have heard that pursuing compensation for damages after a truck crash may be more complicated than seeking compensation after a crash with another passenger vehicle. This is true for a variety of reasons, one of which may be that mechanical issues may have contributed to the crash. Mechanical issues could be caused by […]

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Five Killed in Multivehicle Crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike on Sunday

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on January 06, 2020 in Truck Accidents

A tour bus heading to Cincinnati via the Pennsylvania Turnpike rolled over and was hit by two tractor-trailers around 3:40 a.m. on Sunday. The crash resulted in five deaths and injuries to 60 others. According to a public relations officer with the Pennsylvania State Police, the accident was a chain reaction. The bus was going […]

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How Hours of Service Regulations Can Affect Your Truck Accident Claim

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on February 22, 2019 in Truck Accidents

Truck drivers have a maximum number of hours they can remain on the road before taking a break in order to avoid driver fatigue or drowsiness. These hours of service regulations are in place to protect truck drivers and others on the road. Unfortunately, if these rules are violated and a collision does occur, you […]

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