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Fatal Truck Accident Report Provides Information on Accident Variables

I represent families whose loved ones have died in accidents involving semi trucks and other commercial vehicles. When I investigate an accident, I look at a number of variables to determine what impact they had on the accident. The Federal…

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Traffic Accident Death Rates by Gender and Location

Most traffic accident deaths occur in rural areas, and more than twice as many men than women are dying on U.S. roads, according to a study published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a CDC publication. The study…

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El Rancho del Sur Cheese Linked to Listeriosis Infection in Pregnant Woman in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) has linked a case of listeriosis (illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria) to Los Corrales Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese and Banana Leaf produced by El Ranchero del Sur, LLC of…

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HDFT Brain Imaging Will Help Accident Victims with TBI

A new form of brain imaging developed at the University of Pittsburgh called high-definition fiber tracking, or HDFT, will change the way accident victims with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are treated medically and how much compensation they can recover from…

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Truck Driver Injured While Loading or Unloading Freight May Have Claim against Third Party

Truck drivers injured while loading and unloading their cargo should contact me for a free consultation regarding whether there is a basis to bring a lawsuit for money damages against a third-party (i.e., not against your employer).  Third parties who…

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Forklift Truck Accident Compensation

Forklift truck accident compensation is generally limited to workers compensation benefits; however, in some cases a third party (another company that is not the employer of the injured worker) can be sued for additional money, including amounts for pain, suffering…

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Semi Truck Driver and Truck Company Safety Violations Can Prompt Investigation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is charged with enacting and enforcing regulations for commercial trucks and other vehicles in interstate commerce. As an accident attorney representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against trucking companies, I…

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Car Crash Risk Due to Tired Semi Truck Driver and FMCSA Hours of Service Violations

If you or a loved one has been in a crash caused by a tired semi truck driver, you need a lawyer who has knowledge of the FMCSA “Hours-of-Service” regulations. If these regulations were violated by the semi-trailer driver who…

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Semi Truck Crash Risk and Unsafe Driving Violations

As part of the Safety Measurement System (SMS), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) now analyzes unsafe driving of semi trucks and other commercial vehicles for purposes of determining whether there should be intervention in the way of a…

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Proposed Rule Prompted by Accidents Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue

Commercial truck drivers in interstate commerce are required to keep a log of the hours of service to ensure compliance with the federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that limit the amount of time a driver can be on the road. The…

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Driver Distraction Accidents: Electronic Device Use Prompts DOT Guidelines

An increase in driver distraction accidents has prompted the U.S. Department of Transportation to proposed guidelines to encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk for in-vehicle electronic devices. The guidelines are outlined below, and they are a good start.…

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Dump Truck Fatal Accident: Lawsuit May be Only Recourse for Justice

Our lawyers have represented many people injured or killed by dump trucks. In dump truck accident cases, we often file civil lawsuits against dump truck drivers and, in many cases, against their employers, as well.  Our goal is to provide…