Monthly Archives: November 2009

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 23 – November 30

State trucking laws vary, and the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of a particular litigation is imperative. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 16 – November 23

It takes a little fire in the belly to fight with truck companies and insurance companies day in and day out. I get personally offended when, for example, an insurance company offers a pittance when one of their insured’s vehicles … Continue reading

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Fatalities in Austin, Minnesota Tour Bus Accident

A trip to a casino turned tragic. I extend my condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday’s fatal tour bus accident in Austin, Minnesota. This sad event adds to the terrible toll of commercial vehicle crashes on our roadways.   … Continue reading

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New York Man Dies in Truck Accident

I offer my sincere condolences to the family of the 33-year-old New York man who died Tuesday, November 10 in the town of Concord, New York, yet another family mourning a loved one lost to a tragic big rig wreck. … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 9 – November 16

Attorneys handling truck accident cases should be familiar with all the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. Of course just being familiar with the regulations is not enough. Attorneys must also conduct thorough discovery in order to apply those regulations to … Continue reading

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Toledo area tractor-trailer crash at I-75/I-280 split

Southbound I-75 was closed for a crash just before noon today between the Ottawa River Road exit and I-280. City crews were called to the crash to clean fuel that spilled. Paramedics and police responded to the scene. Injuries were … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 2 – November 9

Consider this: A truck accident in, for example, Ohio may be complicated if the victim is from Florida, the truck driver is from Kansas, the truck is owned by a California company, the trailer owned by a Missouri company and … Continue reading

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FMCSA Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program Begins in December

In a move designed to keep truck drivers with poor safety records off our roads and thereby decrease truck accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will enable commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access the inspection and crash … Continue reading

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GPS Helps Track Drivers’ Record of Duty Status and Prevent Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration currently exercises its full authority under 49 USC 504(c) to include the examination of GPS or other advanced technology records in the normal course of investigations of carrier compliance with its regulations. This helps … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: October 26 – November 2

Trucking litigation is very document intensive and governed by hundreds of regulations. Given this, the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of litigation is important. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of … Continue reading

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