Monthly Archives: May 2011

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: May 24 – May 30

In order to be effective, a truck accident attorney must be competent, knowledgeable and working for you. He must have the trial skills to take your case all the way. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: May 17 – May 23

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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Commercial Driver’s License Standards Getting Tighter in 2011

You don’t have to be a truck accident attorney to recognize this as good news: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is toughening standards for commercial driver’s license (CLD) testing and setting new minimum Federal standards for states to issue the … Continue reading

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New Studies May Delay FMCSA Hours of Service Ruling

Will the FMCSA miss its July 26 deadline for posting a final hours rule? This week, the agency placed into its hours-of-service docket four new studies on driver fatigue — all of which suggest that stricter standards saves lives. It … Continue reading

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FMCSA Launches Searchable Motor Carrier Cases Website

Now you don’t have to be a truck accident attorney to review all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration orders and decisions on civil penalty and safety rating cases. Thanks to a website that launched this week, that info is now searchable online, … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: May 10 – May 16

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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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: May 3 – May 9

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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Surprise Inspections Put Unsafe Buses and Drivers Out of Service

As a truck accident attorney, one of my primary concerns is safety issues surrounding commercial vehicles, whether they are big rigs or passenger buses. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently conducted surprise passenger carrier safety inspections that resulted … Continue reading

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Truck Crash Fatality Stats Released

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released statistics for large truck crashes in 2009 (the most recent year for which such numbers are available). Overall, 74,000 people were injured and 3,380 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 26 – May 2

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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