Monthly Archives: September 2009

Electronic Stability Systems as Truck Accident Prevention Tools

In an earlier post to this blog (January 15, 2009) I discussed the VORAD (Vehicle On-Board RADar) collision avoidance system and its ability to lower the number of rear-end and lane change collisions as well as its other contributions to … Continue reading

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Fatal SUV-Truck Accident in Dayton, Ohio

I extend my condolences to the family of the victim of yesterday’s fatal truck accident in Dayton, another family who has lost somebody in a truck accident. Yesterday (Monday, September 28) in Dayton, Ohio a tractor-trailer collapsed on top of … Continue reading

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FMCSA Conducts Benefit-Cost Analysis of Onboard Safety Systems Used to Prevent Truck Accidents

As part of its goal to reduce the number and severity of large truck crashes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently conducted a of three commercial motor vehicle onboard safety systems: Forward Collision Warning Systems (FCWS) Lane Departure … Continue reading

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Fatal Truck Crash in Miami County, Ohio

My condolences to the family of Paul Campbell, another family who has lost somebody in a truck accident. Yesterday in Miami County, Ohio a tractor-trailer struck a car head-on killing the car’s driver instantly. The victim, 50-year old PaulCampbell was … Continue reading

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EOBRs: An Important Tool For Preventing Truck Accidents

EOBRs—electronic onboard recorders—provide for greater safety through accountability by recording data on driver performance, health and behaviors that may help prevent truck accidents. EOBRs may also help truck companies’ bottom line, according to a leading economist. In a speech delivered … Continue reading

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Truck-Train Collisions and Safety Regulations

As a truck accident lawyer, I have handled many train/tractor trailer collisions on behalf of injured bystanders and the injured railroad engineer or conductor. In 1877, the U.S. Supreme Court considered a suit, Continental Improvement Co. v. Stead, involving the … Continue reading

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Truck Accident of September 8, 2009 in Grandville, Michigan

As a truck accident attorney, I deal with the aftermath of tractor-trailer wrecks too often. It’s particularly troubling when accidents happen closer to home. I grew up in Michigan, and have a Michigan office, so it was especially troubling for … Continue reading

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Truck Accidents and Out of Service Trucks & Drivers

The case that many years ago convinced me to focus my law practice solely on truck accidents involved one tractor trailer with no brakes that swerved and overturned in an attempt to avoid another tractor trailer that had no lights. … Continue reading

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FMCSA Truck Safety Regulations and Repeat Violators

In March, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it would be assessing repeat violators of its regulations with the maximum allowable fines more quickly. The FMCSA stated that under its new policy, “maximum penalties will be applied … Continue reading

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FMCSA Proposes Proficiency Exam for New Trucking Companies

In response to issues raised by the group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering revising federal regulations to require new trucking companies to pass a proficiency exam before being allowed to … Continue reading

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