Being involved in a traumatic experience such as a truck accident or car accident can lead to several injuries. While many injuries are easily visible, others aren't as easy to see. Post-traumatic stress disorder is one of the injuries that isn't always easy to see.
When a truck driver heads out on a route, you expect his or her vehicle to be in good condition and for him or her to follow the rules of the road. These drivers are in control of vehicles that haul massive loads across the United States; the vehicles could be thousands of pounds in weight, making them a potentially deadly force in a crash.
Truck accidents don't only happen on the roads. In fact, trains can be impacted by a driver's poor decisions as well. A March 11 report has come out to discuss the importance of addressing grade-crossing safety issues and derailments, so accidents can be avoided.
According to an article from Jan. 5 out of Washington, D.C., a food truck was the cause of an accident that took place in a parking garage in Northwest D.C. This accident resulted in the injury of one person, the report indicated.
Driving in Maryland or Washington, D.C., should be safe; if all drivers were aware of their surroundings and all vehicles were in good shape and proper condition, many people would be safer than they are. Unfortunately, car and truck accidents happen all too often, and that means you may be in need of direction when it comes to a court case to recoup your costs.
Truck and commercial vehicle accidents in Washington, D.C., make a major impact on families and individuals. Your car could be destroyed, and you or your loved ones could be facing life-long injuries. As a victim, knowing the steps to take next can make the difference between settling for money that isn't enough for your needs versus getting a settlement that is completely in your favor. Fortunately, because the truck and commercial vehicle companies have to have liability insurance of at least $1 million, you may have a better chance of getting as much money as you need to move on with your life.
A member of the District of Columbia Fire and EMS made a statement that said accidents like the one that killed a woman on a moped take a toll on the workers. He went on to say that despite the horrific event, the D.C. Fire and EMS members are still trained to respond to those serious accidents.
If you live in Washington, D.C., and have recently been in a car accident, you may want to make sure that you don't run into problems again. A recent article described the most dangerous intersections in Washington, D.C., so you can avoid them if you need to. Of course, there are many factors that apply to car and truck accidents, but these are the locations most likely to cause problems.
For people who are commuting to and from Washington, District of Columbia, driving on the New Jersey Turnpike might be a normal daily activity. While you are on the Turnpike, keeping a vigilant watch over everything going on around you is vital to ensure that you and the others on the road remain safe. When drivers miss anything that is going on, the effects can be catastrophic. An accident that happened on July 10 in Kearny shows how tragic accidents on the Turnpike can be.
By now, many people have heard about the truck accident that nearly killed actor and comedian Tracy Morgan. That case, although it took place in New Jersey, applies to nearly every state in the U.S. In Washington, D.C., it's important to consider this case and it's implications, because it could directly affect truck drivers and your safety on the roads.