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Aggressive Drivers Ticketed in Florida to Prevent Car and Truck Accidents

From May 4 through 11, the Florida Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers of cars and commercial trucks who commit traffic violations, including following too closely, unsafe lane change and speeding. Aggressive driving is dangerous no…

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Logging Truck Driver Cited in Florida for Careless Driving

Four months after a fatal truck accident in Florida, authorities are taking action. The driver of a logging truck was cited for careless driving, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. His careless driving caused him to lose control of his…

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Fatal Semi-Trailer Truck Crash and Wrongful Death Claim

Each year thousands of people are killed in accidents involving a semi-trailer or other large commercial truck. If this has happened to your loved one, you may have important questions about the accident that you want answered. An independent investigation…

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Distracted Driving: Survey of Teens and Young Adults

Teen and young adult drivers do not have a realistic view of distracted driving, according to a survey of over 2,000 drivers ages 15-21 conducted by Bridgestone Americas, Inc., the tire company.  The survey found that most drivers in this…

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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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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Good Time to Prevent Accidents

The U.S. Department of Transportation has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Law enforcement in several jurisdictions has taken note, and more drivers are being pulled over for cell phone use. With clients who have been severely injured by…

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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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Pritzker Hageman Attorney Discusses Distracted Driving Accidents on FOX9

Pritzker Hageman attorneys represent people injured in car accidents. Increasingly, distracted driving plays a role in these crashes as one of our attorneys discussed on FOX 9 News. We urge parents to talk to their teens about this serious issue…

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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…

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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…

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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…