Litigating Truck Accident Cases

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are more than 30,000 deaths per year due to fatal motor vehicle crashes. There are perhaps none as deadly as accidents with semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, in part due to the comparative sizes of the vehicles involved. Recently, there have also been numerous reports of drug abuse […]

Civil Liability in Truck Accidents

On June 7, 2014, comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a fatal, six-car collision involving a Wal-Mart tractor trailer. The truck struck a limousine van carrying Morgan and other famous occupants. The limousine rolled over, landing on its roof and leading to the involvement of an additional four cars in the crash. There was one […]

Federal Safety Rules under Scrutiny after Horrific Fatal Accident Involving a Semi Truck

Even when there are federal and state standards in place to regulate transportation safety, sometimes these regulations are either ignored, enforcement is lax, or enforcement is delayed. This has proven the case recently in the federal regulation of commercial driver safety, and as a result, fatal collisions have occurred. According to a recent story, a […]

Truck Accidents Caused By Mechanical Failure

Approximately 4,000 people are killed nationally in commercial trucking accidents that are the result of intoxication, sleepy truckers, or distracted drivers. However, in some cases, mechanical failure can be the underlying cause. Common Mechanical Failures Trucking accidents are commonly caused by mechanical failures. Crash Forensics notes that the most common examples of maintenance deficiencies are […]