Federal Mandate Allowing Larger Commercial Trucks Halted in Senate

Last month the U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan amendment proposed by Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to prevent a federal mandate that would force states to allow large commercial trucks to pull double 33-foot trailers. The


Commercial Truck Accidents Have Many Potential Defendants

Commercial truck accidents generally involve significantly more damage than car accidents. A typical commercial truck, when full of cargo, weighs more than thirty times as much as an average car. When combined with highway speeds, this size disparity often causes …


$3.35 Million Settlement from Commercial Truck Accident Caused by Distracted Driver

A Texas man recently reached a $3,350,000 settlement as a result of an accident with a tractor-trailer caused by a distracted commercial truck driver. Thomas East suffered serious back, neck, and head injuries when his pickup truck was rear-ended by


Truck Accidents

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, large (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds) commercial trucks account for approximately 5% of all accidents, but nearly 12% of fatal accidents. And deadly truck accidents are on the …


Does a STAY BACK Sticker Really Protect Truck Drivers?

Sticker Shock

You’ve probably seen the stickers when traveling behind dump trucks or other vehicles loaded with debris:

Can this possibly be true? Maybe we should all print up stickers absolving us from liability in every situation: WARNING! STAY BACK …


Auto Accident Fatality in Kansas City Caused by Guardrail

Highway Guardrail Safety in Kansas City

A December 28, 2014, article in The Kansas City Star (Missouri at center of highway guardrail safety debate) highlighted a recent safety issue regarding highway guardrail systems. The Missouri Department of Transportation …


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