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Texting Ban Laws, NHTSA Puts Money on Better Enforcement

To date, 49 states ban texting, 39 with specific laws banning texting and 10 states with laws that ban any use of handheld cell phones while driving. These laws are only as good as their enforcement. For this reason, the…

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NTSB Issues Factual Report on Train and Truck Crash in Nevada

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released its factual report of the June 24, 2011, railroad crossing accident in Nevada involving a semi truck with two trailers and an Amtrak train that killed the truck driver, a train crew…

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Driver-Related Factors That Cause Semi Truck Crash Injury and Death

Our law firm represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against trucking companies and commercial truck drivers. In many cases it has taken an enormous amount of work to uncover evidence of driver and/or trucking company negligence.  Below…

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When Heart Attack, Stoke or Seizure Cause a Semi Truck Crash

A national investigation of large truck-related crashes has found evidence that improper medical certification of commercial truck drivers has directly contributed to these accidents.  What is happening is drivers with serious disqualifying medical conditions are having heart attacks, strokes and…

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18-Wheeler and Bike Accident

5 Things You Need to Know if Your Child has Serious Injuries Attorney Fred Pritzker and I help children and their parents after bike accidents involving serious injuries, including bicycle accident TBI (brain injury), spinal cord injury, kidney damage and…

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A Child Car Seat Can Prevent Injury and Death

I help parents whose children were injured or killed in a traffic accident. This week our law firm was contacted by a parent whose child died in a car accident while strapped into a car seat. The parent suspected that…

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Bicycle Video Camera Footage Used as Evidence

Technology is helping bicyclists hold negligent drivers accountable for accidents. A number of handlebar and helmet mounted mini video cameras are available to capture footage of the accident, giving cyclists “black box” evidence to use in court. An article in…

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Updated Guideline Encourages Collection of More Distracted Driving Information at the Scene of a Crash

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released the 4th edition of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Guideline, a voluntary set of standards that helps the states decide what information to collect at the scene of a crash. For…

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Documenting Your Pain and Suffering Claim after a Semi Truck vs. Auto Accident

After a driver or passenger in an auto is injured by the negligence of a semi truck driver, it is important to document the accident victim’s pain and suffering to ensure full compensation.  This means the accident victim has to…

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Drug and Alcohol Use by Bus and Semi Truck Drivers is a Significant Problem

Drug and alcohol use by bus and semi truck drivers causes serious personal injury and wrongful death. To prevent these accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted regulations governing both drivers and companies, but too many bus…

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Semi Truck and Motorcycle Crash Lawsuit

Depositions to Prove Fault and Damages I am handling a case where a semi truck saw a line of vehicles waiting at a stop sign, and instead of stopping, passed the line of vehicles and hit a left-turning biker, now…

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Fatal Accident Claim Involving an Auto and 18-Wheeler

I help families who have lost loved ones in accidents involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck get justice by filing a fatal accident claim against the truck driver, trucking company and others responsible for the accident. The value of…