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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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E coli Attorney Calls on Restaurants to Stop Serving Raw Sprouts

National E. coli attorney Fred Pritzker represents people sickened after eating raw sprouts. He is now calling on restaurants, commercial kitchens and other food service providers to cease serving raw sprouts of any kind unless an explicit food safety warning…

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FMCSA Provides Hours-of-Service Logbook Examples to Help Truck Drivers Understand New Requirements

In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule revising the hours-of-service (HOS) safety requirements for commercial truck drivers. The effective date of the Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule…

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Michigan E. coli O26 Cases Linked to Jimmy Johns Clover Sprouts E. coli Outbreak

Attorney Fred Pritzker and his E. coli litigation team are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O26 in Michigan and other states linked to Jimmy Johns restaurants. In Michigan there are 2 confirmed cases and 5 suspected cases. The Jimmy…

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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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Unlicensed Truck Drivers, Overweight Vehicles – Order to Cease Operations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered U & D Service (DOT#  2157887), Inc. of Indianapolis, Ind., to cease operations after repeated violations of federal law, including the following: Ten citations for exceeding vehicle weight…

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BMW to pay $3 Million for Untimely Reporting of Safety Defects

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that BMW of North America, LLC has agreed to pay $3 million in civil penalties in response to the agency’s assertion that the automaker failed to comply with requirements of the National Traffic…

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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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Jimmy John’s E. coli from Sprouts: Free Consultation with Food Safety Lawyers

Update to post below: There are now 25 confirmed cases of E. coli O26 linked to Jimmy Johns sprouts: Alabama (1), Iowa (5), Missouri (3), Kansas (2), Michigan (9), Arkansas (1), Ohio (3), and Wisconsin (1). Jimmy John’s E. coli…

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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…

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Cobalt Poisoning from a DePuy Artificial Hip

Of Counsel attorney David Szerlag is one of our lead attorneys for our cobalt poisoning cases. He and our litigation team have filed lawsuits on behalf of clients who got cobalt poisoning from a DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System artificial…

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Campylobacteriosis Linked to Family Cow Raw Milk

Raw milk from Your Family Cow dairy in Chambersburg, P.A. is now linked to 80 cases of campylobacteriosis in 4 states: Pennsylvania (70), Maryland (5), West Virginia (3), and New Jersey (2). Pennsylvania Counties: Franklin, Adams, Wyoming, Chester, Dauphin, Cumberland,…