Category Archives: Truck Accident

Injuries Commonly Sustained in Colorado Springs, CO Truck Accidents

Injuries Commonly Sustained in Colorado Springs, CO Truck Accidents

Colorado Springs, nestled in the picturesque Rocky Mountains, is a vibrant city with a bustling road network. Unfortunately, the increasing traffic also brings about a rise in truck accidents. When these accidents occur, the consequences can be severe, leading to various injuries that may have long-lasting impacts on victims’ lives. Understanding the common injuries sustained […]

How Truck Accident Investigations Work in El Paso County, CO

How Truck Accident Investigations Work in El Paso County CO

In the vast and picturesque landscape of El Paso County, CO, the roads are bustling with various vehicles, including commercial trucks that play a crucial role in the local economy. However, with the increasing presence of these large vehicles on the roads, the likelihood of truck accidents has also risen. When a truck accident occurs, […]

How AI Could Help Prevent Truck Accidents

How AI Could Help Prevent Truck Accidents

In a recent year, nearly 5,000 people in the U.S. were killed and 147,000 were injured in traffic crashes involving large trucks, as reported by the National Safety Council (NSC). There are more trucks than ever on the roads today, and the trucking industry is losing experienced drivers. The good news is that artificial intelligence […]

The Role of the NTSB After a Truck Accident

The Role of the NTSB After a Truck Accident

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency. It is charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the U.S. and significant accidents in other modes of transportation, including fatal truck crashes. Among other things, NTSB, determines the probable cause of the accident and issues safety recommendation to help prevent similar […]

Why Truckers Fall Asleep at the Wheel

Why Truckers Fall Asleep at the Wheel

Truck Driver Safety Unfortunately, truck accidents are relatively standard in Colorado. While the number of trucks involved in fatal crashes in 2020 decreased by 4% from 2019, it’s still 33% higher than in 2011. In addition, the number of deaths caused by large truck crashes increased by 31% from 2011 to 2020. Trucker fatigue is […]

How Incorrect Downhill Truck Braking Could Hurt Coloradans

How Incorrect Downhill Truck Braking Could Hurt Coloradans

Truck accidents are a severe problem in Colorado. Hundreds of people are killed in truck accidents yearly, and many more are injured. Truck accidents often involve large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, and can be very dangerous. A common cause of truck accidents is faulty brakes or faulty use of brakes. When brakes are not functioning correctly […]

Dangerous and Common Trucking Industry Practices

Dangerous and Common Trucking Industry Practices

Have you been in an accident with a truck driver? Do you think some negligence from the truck driver or their company was involved? After an accident, you need qualified representation on your side. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.  is here to help you during this difficult time. Unsafe Driving Practices That Trucking Companies Pressure […]

How to Drive Safely Around Big Trucks

How to Drive Safely Around Big Trucks

Trucks are massive, and they take a lot longer to stop than cars. That’s why drivers and passengers in regular vehicles, bicyclists, motorcycle riders and pedestrians are all vulnerable to the ravages of truck accidents. In a recent year, over 5000 people died in crashes involving trucks, and about 130,000 people are injured in these accidents annually. Staying Safe Around Trucks […]

New Rule Allows 18-Year-Olds to Drive Trucks Across State Lines

New Rule Allows 18-Year-Olds to Drive Trucks Across State Lines

The trucking industry in America is dealing with a shortage of qualified drivers. Currently, a shortage of 80,000 truck drivers is adversely affecting the supply chain, as reported by Fortune. In response to this situation, the federal government has established the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program, which will allow 18-year-olds with a state issued CDL and […]

How Driver Inexperience Contributes to Truck Accidents

How Driver Inexperience Contributes to Truck Accidents

In recent years, the need for truck drivers has significantly increased. While good for the trucking industry, the increase has led to many less experienced truck drivers operating commercial trucks on the highways and streets in Colorado Springs and throughout the state. There is no question that experience is a critical point in whether a […]

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