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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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Another Shut Down of a Trucking Company for Safety Violations by FMCSA

This week the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Alabama-based BM&L Trucking, LLC, affiliated company IDM Transportation, Inc. and its owners to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an…

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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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Accident with an 18-Wheeler? 10 Things You Need to Know

If you have been in an accident with an 18-wheeler, the trucking company is already working to limit its liability, meaning it is doing everything possible to make sure you don’t get fairly compensated. My job as an accident attorney…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wrongful Death Damages for Families of 18-Wheeler Accident Victims Vary by State

The amount (and type) of money damages recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit varies considerably from state to state.  For example, some states allow families to recover compensation for the pain and suffering the decedent endured prior to death and…