Truck Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2014 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a woman who died in a crash involving a Skokie garbage truck. Gwi Rye Kim, a Korean immigrant, was one of three people who were killed when a 2006 Kia was hit broadside by a garbage truck. The car flipped over, and the truck came to rest on top of it, breaking open the gas tank and starting a fire that incinerated the vehicle. The crash took place on October 15, 2013 at the corner of Harlem Avenue and Harrison […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2013 – According to a report, the truck driver who crashed into an Illinois state trooper’s car in March had worked longer than the maximum number of hours permitted in a shift. A federal investigation revealed that the truck driver who fell asleep behind the wheel, crashing into Trooper James Sauter’s vehicle on I-294 in March, had been working for over 18 hours. Sauter was killed in the crash. “Many collisions involving trucks are caused by driver fatigue,” said Robert Briskman, a truck accident attorney. “Unfortunately, accidents involving trucks are more likely to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2013 – Not all injury lawsuits get to court and get heard without complications. “This case breaks down into two different trials —- a civil, personal injury trial and a criminal trial for the charge of negligent homicide. Nonetheless, the two actions do overlap when it comes to evidence and how it is presented in court,” said Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober & Reyna, Austin, Texas. One early morning in December 2010, a school bus was stopped by the side of the highway with its lights flashing and stop arm extended. The stretch […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2013 – Inexperienced 18-wheeler truckers may be deadly on the road. “It’s difficult enough to drive a big rig even if you have many years experience under you belt,” indicated Bobby Lee, an Austin injury lawyer of Lee, Gober & Reyna. “If you are just new to the world of long-haul trucking, inexperience handling trucks that weigh up to 80,000 pounds can be deadly, as it was in this case.” It was late May and roughly 100 miles west of Fort Worth when four people lost their lives in an accident with an […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2013 – Two teenage girls in Pasco County, Fla., died in a car crash on a recent Tuesday. Courtney Lynn Little, 17, and Kathy Markou, 16, died at the scene of an accident on Moon Lake Road near Bethwood Avenue in New Port Richey. The road has a reputation for being the site of frequent accidents. According to Pasco County statistics, 155 crashes occurred on Moon Lake Road between January 2010 and December 2012 – about one per week. “The loss of two teenage lives in this accident is tragic,” said Zephyrhills auto […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2013 – The federal government is imposing shorter hours on long-haul truck drivers. The new rules from the Department of Transportation (DOT) are intended to reduce truck accidents on the nation’s highways. Truck drivers must now take a 30-minute break during their first eight hours behind the wheel. Truckers may only drive 70-hours per week rather than the previous maximum of 82, and those hours must be “restarted” with a 34-hour weekly break. “Truck accidents cause a disproportionate number of highway fatalities,” said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago truck accident attorney. “Driver fatigue is […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2013 – Federal regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have decreased the maximum average work hours for drivers of large trucks. Large truck or semi-truck drivers can now only work an average of 70 hours per week, reduced from 82 weekly hours. Also new: drivers must take one 30-minute break within the first eight hours of their work shift, and must stick to the current rule of driving no more than 11 hours in one day, and work no more than 14 hours per day. The new rules took […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2013 – An Illinois firefighter filed a lawsuit against a trucking company over injuries from a truck accident. Tyler Cobler, a Hudson firefighter, filed the federal lawsuit against Move It Auto Transport of Washington state. The March accident on Interstate 39 killed Chris Brown, a firefighter with the Bloomington Fire Department. The collision also injured four other firefighters and damaged three emergency vehicles. “This tragic case underscores the importance of slowing down when encountering emergency vehicles,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago truck accident attorney not involved in the case. The lawsuit also names […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2013 – Two cars colliding can result in serious injuries. A car and an 18-wheeler meeting on the road is often fatal. “I see far too many 18-wheeler accidents each year and the results are depressing and distressing for all those involved. Every 16 minutes someone dies or is seriously maimed by a big rig. Every year there are at least 110,000 people killed in commercial vehicle accidents,” said Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer. There are a number of ways other drivers on the road may be involved in a collision […]


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St. Louis, Mo. (Law Firm Newswire) July 3, 2013 – Joshua P. Myers, owner of Myers Injury Law, LLC, has been recognized as being among the “The Top 40 Lawyers Under 40″, by the National Trial Lawyers Association. This is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, is by invitation only, and is offered exclusively to those individuals who are able to meet the stringent qualifications, and who specialize in criminal defense or civil plaintiff cases. This is a great honor that is bestowed by a national […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2013 – Central Texas’ largest assemblage of plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers, has elected a new president. “I’m honored to have been elected as president of CATLA,” said Brooks Schuelke, a plaintiff’s Austin personal injury lawyer. “The attorneys in this group are driven every single day to ensure their clients are not taken advantage of by corporate wrongdoers or insurance companies. Justice is not just a concept to them. It is a personal mission.” CATLA’s dedicated mission is to work together to effectively represent clients injured by the negligence of others, and to make […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2013 – An insurance group’s recent study compares the safety performance of eight semi-trailers. Semi-trailers on “big rig” tractor-trailers are usually equipped with underride guards – steel beams projecting downward from the trailer’s rear end which prevent passenger vehicles from sliding under them during collisions. A newly-released study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested the performance of underride guards on eight popular semi-trailer models. All models passed the easiest test, but just one passed the toughest test. Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer David Lietz commented, “This report is encouraging in […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 5, 2013 – Pedestrian accidents are on the rise. Often they are a result of multiple issues. “Thanks to technology, more pedestrians are being seriously injured and killed as a result of texting while walking, or surfing the Internet while thumbing their iPhones. If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. Even those walking with headphones on are becoming injury statistics or fatalities. There is just too much going on for people to pay attention to everything around then,” indicated Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2013 – Trucking is a dangerous occupation. This trucker was pinned by his truck in a loading area. “Even though trucking is a dangerous industry, there are strict rules, regulations and safety concerns that must be followed. Part of being safe is working safe. The other part of being safe is working for a company that adheres to all the rules and regulations when it comes to loading, unloading, checking, hauling and logging hours,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. This case involved a lone trucker […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2013 – Truckers are in high demand. Trucking companies are not doing enough checking on hiring to ensure drivers are safe. “This accident happened when a 32-year-old State Trooper was hit by a semi as he was standing on the shoulder of a highway. As it turned out, the truck driver had a medical condition that made him unfit to drive,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The trooper was in the middle of a traffic stop on the Interstate. The trucker, hauling a tractor trailer, […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2013 – A new study shows that a better designed rear bumper on commercial trucks may save lives. Many fatal car passenger accidents occur when the car driver hits the backend of a commercial truck, and the truck’s rear guard protector does not adequately prevent the car cabin from being crushed in the impact. According to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 70 percent of the more than 3,000 people who died in 2009 in large truck crashes, were not occupants of the trucks. The deaths were caused, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of an Illinois State Trooper who was hit by a tractor-trailer. The Illinois State Trooper was struck and killed by a truck during a traffic stop on Interstate 55. The family of Trooper Kyle Deatherage filed the wrongful death lawsuit against DOT Foods, the owner of the truck. “This is a tragic incident,” said Chicago car accident attorney Robert Briskman, who is not involved in the case. “If the trooper’s death was caused by the driver’s negligence, then a wrongful death […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – The City of Chicago has reached a major personal injury law settlement. The City of Chicago has agreed to pay $6.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who suffered severe brain damage when a drunk city worker drove a pickup truck into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk in Gold Coast last year. “This tragedy may have been prevented if the driver had undergone random alcohol testing,” said Chicago personal injury attorney Robert Briskman, who is not involved in the case. “In order to prevent a repeat […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2012 – Weird chain reaction crash involving a big rig and a van leaves five with serious injuries. “The man whose legs were pinned under the tires of a tractor-trailer is lucky to be alive. This was a bizarre accident, with the cause still under investigation. Apparently the rig was traveling south, when for some unknown reason, it collided with the back of a work van. The van’s male passenger was ejected onto the highway, and run over by the big rig, becoming trapped under one of its tires, as it stopped on […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2012 – When an attorney does an outstanding job, they are recognized by their peers and receive accolades for their dedication to justice. Atlanta injury lawyer, Stephen M. Ozcomert of Decatur, GA has been recognized by GeorgiaTrend in its 2012 selection of the “Legal Elite” recognizing “Georgia’s Top Attorneys.” This special honor appears this month in the GeorgiaTrend Magazine, published by Trend Publications. “This is a real honor for me,” said Atlanta injury lawyer, Stephen M. Ozcomert. “I work hard to deliver excellence to my clients, and the fact that GeorgiaTrend has included […]


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