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Truck driver fatigue often behind trucking accidents

No one is immune from getting tired while behind the wheel. It happens to most people at some point -- even commercial drivers. In order to help prevent truck driver fatigue, there are federal regulations in place regarding how long commercial drivers can be out on the road and how often they have to take breaks. Despite these regulations, numerous trucking accidents in Maryland and all across the United States are the result of truck driver fatigue.

The connection between cellphones and trucking accidents

It is widely known that using a cellphone while driving is not the safest thing a person can do. Every year, in Maryland and elsewhere, numerous individuals are hurt or killed in auto accidents caused by drivers who are paying more attention to their cellphones than the road. There is a significant connection between cellphone use and trucking accidents. This is why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set limits as to how commercial drivers are able to use their phones while out on the road.

Recovering losses for victims following trucking accidents

Large commercial vehicles are seen on Maryland roads every day. Most people strongly dislike sharing the roads with them as they are simply intimidating to drive around. Sadly, trucking accidents happen and the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may experience devastating losses. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.

What damages are recoverable after trucking accidents?

Accidents involving semitrailers and other large commercial trucks happen fairly frequently in Maryland. When they do, victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may want to know if they can seek compensation for their losses. The truth is, not all trucking accidents are created equal and pursuing legal action is not appropriate in every case.

Common reasons why trucking accidents happen

In Maryland, it is hard to go anywhere without seeing semitrailers and other large commercial trucks taking up the road. They are simply everywhere. With more of these vehicles on the street, more trucking accidents are happening now than ever before. The results of such incidents can be absolutely devastating to the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members.

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