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There are many factors that need to be considered before making a claim for a commercial truck accident. Commercial trucks are owned by a business, so you will need to find out if you are making a claim against the driver or owner of the company.

Since there are quite a few steps to consider when making a commercial truck accident claim, here is some advice to get you started on the right path to a successful compensation case.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 7,000 people have been killed over the last decade due to driver fatigue car crashes. Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel put their own lives in danger as well as other road users.

Crashes caused by falling asleep while driving usually happens between the hours of 12am and 6am but it can happen at other times of the day when the driver is exhausted. The few seconds of temptation to rest your eyes can be a costly mistake.

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Multiple car collisions tend to happen on highways or other types of high-speed roads. When moving at fast speeds it’s not always easy to stop or avoid an obstacle and this can cause a multiple car collision. These are also known as chain-reaction crashes.

Multi-vehicle collisions can be fatal when many cars are involved. In some cases, drivers can be trapped in their cars until emergency services arrive. Unlike a car accident between two drivers, multiple car collisions can be more complex because, who is to blame?  

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All vehicles have their blind spots. As a driver, it’s your responsibility to check them to avoid causing an accident. Freight trucks have large blind spots because they’re large vehicles and the driver is usually sat higher up. The higher position can help the driver look around but they can struggle to see what is directly in front of the truck.

Freight trucks are powerful vehicles and they pose a high risk to drivers who enter their blind spots.

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Being rear ended by an 18 wheeler can damage your vehicle beyond repair and cause serious injury. Compared to a car bumping into the back of you, an 18 wheeler is at least four times the size. When they’re pulling heavy cargo behind them, they can weigh several tons.

Having a heavy weight crash into the back of your vehicle is a terrifying experience. If this causes a chain-reaction collision, there is a risk of drivers being trapped inside their cars until emergency services arrive.

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Big rig accidents can cause serious damage. A big rig can be three or four times bigger than an average car, and that’s not including the trailer and cargo they pull behind them. While these large vehicles are used to transport goods across the US, they are dangerous vehicles. There are 500,000 trucking accidents every year and 5,000 of these are fatal. Being involved in an accident with a big rig can be life-changing.

After an accident with a big rig (or 18-wheeler), your vehicle could be completely destroyed, you could have suffered personal injuries, your family (or other passengers) could have suffered injuries, or someone could have lost their life as a result of the accident. A serious accident like this can have devastating consequences.

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You, like many people, may wonder whether the police are allowed to enter your home without a warrant—particularly if you currently live in an apartment or a dorm room on your college campus.

The Fourth Amendment does provide citizens the right to be secure in their home against unreasonable searches and seizures. In most cases, this right cannot be violated without a warrant which is based on probable cause, however there are exceptions.

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Arbitrary searches of your vehicle are generally illegal, however, like searches of your home, there are exceptions which can be used by the police to search your car.

There is also usually more leeway given to police to search your vehicle than to search your home. The exceptions to the laws governing vehicle searches include: