Tractor Trailer Accidents

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5 Leading Reasons Why Tractor Trailer Accidents Happen

Operating any type of vehicle is inherently dangerous; that’s why trucking is a very dangerous profession. Truckers spend a lot of time on the road, making them more likely to be involved in an accident. With 5.6 million tractor-trailers registered in the U.S., traveling 140 billion miles per year, there are 500,000 accidents involving these […]

January 22nd, 2020 Read More
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Car and Truck Accidents – What’s the Difference?

Though more than 7.2 million car accidents occur in the U.S. each year, the number of accidents involving large trucks increased by 5% from 2015-2016. While there are many more car accidents than those involving trucks, they and other large commercial vehicles cause more damage. This is not surprising considering that they weigh 20-30 times […]

October 16th, 2019 Read More
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Questions Remain in Grady County Traffic Fatality

Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol face lingering questions in the investigation of a traffic accident which killed a 24-year-old Lindsay woman. An article about the ongoing investigation is available here. A head-on collision about two miles west of Alex in Grady County between a compact passenger car and a semi-truck resulted in one young […]

April 29th, 2019 Read More
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Chad McLain of Graves McLain Discusses Sharing the Road with Large Trucks on Good Day Tulsa

On February 14th, attorney Chad McLain of Graves McLain appeared on Good Day Tulsa to discuss how motorists can safely share the roads with large commercial vehicles. Good Day Tulsa airs locally on KTUL ABC 8. Watch the segment:     In 2016, there were approximately 475,000 tractor trailer crashes in the United States—with 3,864 […]

February 18th, 2019 Read More
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Factors Involved in Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor trailer trucks are an unavoidable part of being on the road, with 5.6 million tractor trailers registered in the United States, logging 140 billion miles per year. This infographic illustrates some of the factors that can contribute to the catastrophic nature of big truck accidents. null null

October 29th, 2018 Read More

Recent Truck Accident On Will Rogers Turnpike Reminds Us To Always Be Aware Driving Near Large Commercial Vehicles

There are many large commercial vehicles on the roads, and we all need to be more careful around large trucks. Drivers of cars and motorcycles need to keep in mind that drivers of tractor-trailers or large commercial vehicles could be dealing with other issues on the roads. Long hours behind the wheel causing tiredness due […]

August 3rd, 2017 Read More
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Accident Involving Distracted Tractor Trailer Driver Results in Four Vehicle Collision and One Death in Craig County, OK

Collisions involving Tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles occur frequently throughout the U.S. Truck accidents were accountable for almost 4,000 deaths in 2014 alone, and the abundance of tractor-trailers on major U.S. roads and highways can pose a serious threat to occupants of smaller passenger vehicles. Just last week in Oklahoma, a collision between a […]

August 15th, 2016 Read More
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Bridgestone-Firestone Recalls More Than 36,000 Truck Tires That May be Defective

More than 36,000 tires used on tractor trailers and other large transport trucks are being recalled due to serious safety concerns. Bridgestone-Firestone is recalling the tires after safety testing revealed that the tread can separate from the body, causing the tires to fail. The recall states that this tire failure can cause a sudden loss […]

February 18th, 2016 Read More