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Why it is important to immediately hire a real trucking trial attorney after a catastrophic truck crash
When a family member is killed or seriously injured in a crash with a tractor trailer, a normal human instinct is to wait a decent interval before consulting an attorney. Then one may be inclined to take one’s time talking with a hometown lawyer who handles an occasional car wreck case along with divorces, criminal … Continue Reading
Why it is important to immediately associate a trucking litigation specialist when you are called about a catastrophic truck crash
You are a great lawyer in your area of practice. You are also smart enough to know when a big case may require prompt action outside your comfort zone.
Just as a trial lawyer may not feel comfortable handling a complex real estate, divorce or estate planning matter, a great lawyer in those fields may not want … Continue Reading
Rear underride crash test
Death by decapitation due to trailer underride can result when tractor trailers park on the roadside.
The kneejerk response of most people seeing pictures of these incidents is to simply blame the dead person. But it’s not that simple. When an innocent passenger is killed or maimed, some portion of fault is normally apportioned … Continue Reading
In catastrophic truck crashes that kill or catastrophically injury innocent people, the root cause of the tragedy is often not the momentary carelessness of a truck driver. Rather, the root cause is very often the systemic mismanagement by a company that puts behind the wheel of an 80,000 bomb a person who never should have … Continue Reading
A chain reaction crash involving four big rig tractor trailers on I-285 near Camp Creek Parkway in south Fulton County, GA, killed a woman in a passenger car on June 19, 2018.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, A tractor-trailer was traveling northbound when it struck three other big rigs and the rear of a car, … Continue Reading
ABCO Transportation’s record of unsafe driving violations culminates in deaths of two AutoTrader.com employees, injuries to four others
ABCO Transportation, Inc., a refrigerated freight haulder based in Dade City, Florida, has had for several years an unsatisfactory record of unsafe driving violations with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. When a trucking company has a record as bad as ABCO, often there are issues of management turning a blind eye to safety, in … Continue Reading
The Medical Review Board of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has recommended that CDL holders with a body mass index of 30 or higher be referred for sleep apnea testing. There is no timetable for action on this recommendation.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that interrupts a person’s breathing during sleep. It can … Continue Reading
As a lawyer handling interstate trucking accident cases, I see the results of a variety of safety problems. Now, a Houston TV investigative reporter has revealed one more hazard for us to worry about. Even when the federal drug testing regulations are followed by the testing labs, it is extremely easy for a truck driver … Continue Reading
Truck drivers’ drug tests: undercover investigators reveal how easy it is to cheat on truckers’ drug tests
Undercover investigators for the Government Accountint Office have found that it is surprisingly easy to cheat on random drug tests designed to catch truck drivers who use drugs. Using bogus truck driver’s licenses to gain access to 24 drug-testing sites, the investigators found that 75 percent “failed to restrict access to items that could be used … Continue Reading