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Truck and Bus Brake Safety Week September 8-14

Of course, every week should be brake safety week, but this coming week is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)’s official Brake Safety Week. As a truck accident lawyer, I see some of the worst examples of trucks with bad … Continue reading

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How much insurance coverage is available in bus collision cases?

A for-hire motor carrier operating in interstate commerce must have $5 million insurance for any vehicle that seats 16 passengers or more. The minimum insurance for vehicles that transport less than 16 passengers is $1.5 million. This applies, for example, … Continue reading

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What laws apply in a school bus accident?

The law that governs commercial motor vehicles, their companies and drivers is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). These regulations are found in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations and govern many areas of commercial transportation, such … Continue reading

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Multiple Deaths Caused By Indianapolis Bus Crash

A bus carrying teenagers returning from a church summer camp overturned in Indianapolis near I-564 this afternoon.   Newspapers are reporting that the bus driver told witnesses that his brakes failed, causing the bus to careen into a retaining wall as it … Continue reading

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FMCSA Issues a Safety Advisory for Buses in Hot Weather

This month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reminded bus companies to check the inflation of tires, which is particularly critical during hot weather. The Code of Federal Regulations prohibits buses, also called motor coaches, from operating with tires filled … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Reaction may have Saved Lives in Arizona Bus Crash

The heroics of commercial truck drivers often go unreported, but it appears likely that the quick response of a big-rig operator prevented a bad accident near Phoenix from turning drastically worse. A charter bus carrying 15 passengers collided head-on with … Continue reading

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