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Truck Accident Fatalities on Rise

Truck Accident Fatalities are on the Rise The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that overall traffic-related fatalities declined from 2016 to 2017, indicating a larger downward trend in fatal traffic crashes. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for accidents involving large commercial trucks, as fatal truck crashes reached a 29-year high in 2017. […]

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A Shortage in Truck Drivers is Putting You at Risk of a Serious Accident. I-70 and I-135 attorneys.

How a Shortage of Truck Drivers is Putting You at Risk of a Serious Accident There is a serious shortage of qualified truck drivers in the United States, and it’s only predicted to get worse. In fact, senior vice president of American Trucking Association Bob Costello estimates that the shortage could grow to 175,000 by […]

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Winter Weather Increases Truck Accident Risks

Winter Weather Increases Truck Accident Risks While snow and ice present serious dangers for truckers and other motorists, trucking companies are not required to provide oversight. Adverse winter weather presents hazards for all motorists, who are encouraged to stay off the roads during periods of heavy snow or ice. For truckers, their ability to make […]

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Weather Conditions Increase Risk for Accidents

Cold Weather Conditions Increase Risk for Accidents The early weeks of 2018 have brought record breaking winter storms, with freezing cold temperatures and heavy ice and snow accumulations. Unfortunately, with spring still long away, this trend does not appear to be ending anytime soon. These types of conditions make driving more treacherous, along with making […]

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Concussion from A Neuroscientist’s Experience – Article from The New Yorker Magazine

A Neuroscientist’s Diary of a Concussion Daniel J. Levitin/Nov 23, 2017  Written for:  THE NEW YORKER One evening in April, driving home from a university function, I was stopped in freeway traffic caused by roadworks somewhere up ahead when I felt a massive jolt. The back of my head hit the headrest, then my head lurched […]

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Truck Driver Fatigue is A Major Factor in Large Truck Crashes

Truck Driver Fatigue: A Major Factor in Large Truck Crashes Operating a motor vehicle after not getting enough sleep is dangerous for every person on the road. Not only are truck drivers at an increased risk of drowsy driving, but when truck drivers do operate their vehicles while fatigued and an accident occurs as a […]

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Log Book Violations

Log Book Violations Both federal and state law require commercial truck drivers to adhere to specific regulations regarding travel time and record keeping. Failing to follow these rules can have dire consequences, including life-threatening injuries, for which the negligent driver can be held responsible. Federal Regulations Federal law strictly regulates how many hours a commercial driver is […]

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What You Should Know About Trucking Safety

What You Should Know About Trucking Safety There is a potential danger that every driver should be aware of while driving behind the steering wheel. Our office deals with a substantial amount of claims related to automobile accidents and it is inevitable that they often involve semi-trucks. Collisions between semi-trucks and noncommercial cars are often […]

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Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck Driver Fatigue According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, as many as 4,000 people lose their lives in truck accidents every year. Tragically, many of those crashes were preventable as they were caused by truck driver fatigue. For this reason, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), requires drivers to follow specific regulations regarding hours of […]

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Trucking Firm Settles Lawsuit Over Crash Involving Driver Using Phone

Trucking Firm Settles Lawsuit Over Crash Involving Driver Using Phone Trucking firms across the country may begin to enact bans on drivers using cell phones following the settlement of a personal injury lawsuit. Unifi Inc., recently settled an injury lawsuit filed by a South Carolina couple who was injured when a truck and trailer crashed […]

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