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18-Wheeler Crash Injury and Death Prevention is Goal of New HOS Rule for Semi Truck Drivers

Accidents with 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks in interstate commerce are different than other accidents because FMCSA regulations (like the new HOS rule discussed below) are an issue. A violation of these rules is evidence that can be used against…

Eric Hageman
Lawsuit for Failure to Provide Medical Care in a Prison or Jail

If you did not get medical care in prison or jail, you may have a case if the failure to provide medical care resulted in serious injury. If you are a family member of someone who died in prison or…

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What is a Spoliation Letter?

A spoliation letter should be sent to a trucking company as soon as possible after an accident involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle. “Spoliation” of evidence is the destruction, loss, alteration or concealment of evidence. Intentional spoliation of evidence…

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Help for Families Suffering the Loss of a Loved One in a Semi Truck Crash

I represent people who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a semi truck crash and need help.  The families I represent need answers and for wrongdoers to be held accountable. I have found that this is an…

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A Drunk Driver Lawsuit Can Help Prevent Accidents

I represent people injured by drunk drivers. Tragically, in some cases, the accident victim does not survive, in which case the claim would fall under wrongful death laws. You May Be Able to Sue Both the Drunk Driver and a…

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Take a Pledge Not to Text While Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s campaign against distracted driving includes a video series, “Faces of Distracted Driving.” The most recent video is a reminder why texting while driving has been banned in 38 states. In light of this and other…

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Reducing Commercial Truck Crashes is Goal of FMCSA 2012-2016 Strategic Plan

Today FMCSA announced its 2012-2016 Strategic Plan, which according to FMCSA presents a new comprehensive direction for the agency that places safety as the highest priority and employs three core principles: Raising the bar to entry as a motor carrier…

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Truck Driver and Trucking Company

If your loved one has been in a fatal accident with a semi truck, your family is undoubtedly suffering both emotionally and financially. Even though you may not be ready to deal with the legal issues arising from the accident,…

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Traffic Deaths Leading Cause of Injury Death for Children

A new report from the CDC finds that childhood motor vehicle traffic–related death rates declined; however, these deaths remain the leading cause of unintentional injury death for children aged 0–19 years. The high incidence and preventability of child and adolescent…

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FMCSA Orders Shut Down of Reliable Transportation Services, Inc., a Utah-Based Trucking Company

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Reliable Transportation Services, Inc., a Utah-based trucking company, to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the company and its principal, Jay Zachary Barber, an imminent hazard to public…

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Consumer Advisory: NHTSA Offers 15-Passenger Van Safety Tips

In most years, the driver death rate in 15-passenger vans is lower than in other passenger vehicles, but the occupant death rate in the vans is higher because of the higher occupancy rates. Last week the National Highway Traffic Safety…

Eric Hageman
House Should Pass a Transportation Bill to Prevent Traffic Accidents

Last week President Obama called on the House of Representatives to follow the Senate’s lead and pass a bipartisan transportation bill that would repair our nation’s roads and bridges. Mr. Obama’s focus was jobs. As an accident attorney, I see…