Truck Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2012 – Hit and run drivers leave behind terror and havoc. This case clearly points that out. “I’ve seen and heard about a lot of ugly accidents during the course of practicing personal injury law in Austin,” said Bobby Lee, a personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas, “and this case is no exception – a hit and run driver that caused two back-to-back accidents on a busy highway, shutting it down in both directions while the accident scene was cleaned up.” From eyewitness reports, a hit and run […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2012 – The Illinois State Police joined more than 500 law enforcement agencies throughout the country in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Police were out in force during the Memorial Day weekend to issue tickets for drivers who fail to wear seat belts. NHTSA statistics indicate that in the year 2010, safety belts saved approximately 12,546 lives throughout the country. “Safety belts are one of the most important tools that drivers and passengers can use to protect themselves in a car accident,” said Chicago car accident attorney Robert Briskman. In Illinois, on […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2012 – As summer kicks in, building owners are more likely to have constructions teams out doing property maintenance and even renovation projects. Warmer months outside the rainy season provide the greatest opportunity for owners and municipalities to get the most work done in the shortest amount of time. Those construction projects can create a hazard, though and work sites can be dangerous for pedestrians walking past or employees trying to get back and forth to work. Construction crews are obligated to put up warning signs and rope off dangerous areas to help […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Transportation changed its rule on hours-of-service for commercial truck drivers in an attempt to prevent highway crashes related to fatigue. The new rule cuts the maximum number of hours a driver can work by 12 hours a week from 82 hours in a seven-day period to only 70 hours. Commercial drivers also will have to take a half hour break for every 8 hours they drive. “The new hours of service rule will absolutely make our highways safer,” said Brunswick truck accident attorney Nathan Williams. “There will […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2012 – Earlier this year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration changed its hours-of-service rules to improve road safety by reducing the number of poorly rested commercial truck drivers on the road. The new hours of service only affect drivers who work extremely long hours, according to the FMCSA. The new rules mean drivers can only use the 34-hour restart provision once every 168 hours and there have to be two breaks during the restart that are between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. “What these new truck driver work hour rules mean is […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2012 – Bikers need to also be aware of what is going on around them. In this case, the motorcyclist made a bad judgment call. “Typically, when a motorcycle and another vehicle are involved in an accident, it was the vehicle that caused the accident. This is usually because the driver did not see the biker or the cycle. In some cases like this one the biker made a bad judgment call, and the result was the death of his passenger,” remarked Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2012 – While it would be nice if 18-wheelers drove by the book, following all the rules of the road, it likely will not happen any time soon. “Whatever trucks haul from point A to point B, they are the links that keep commerce in the country on a roll, and so they play an important part in our lives. They may also play a part in our death should one of them hit us while on the road,” added Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney from The Lee Law Firm […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2012 – Altering the information in a truck driver’s log is more common than people think. It is also a crime. “Truck drivers are required to keep a log of their travel to prove they complied with state and federal laws. There are a fair number of cases in which trucker’s or their employers have altered the driving log for trips. In some cases, there are two sets of books; the one for inspectors to see, and the one that reflects the true number of hours a trucker logged,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2012 – Commercial drivers now will have to wait until the next truck stop to send a text message. The new rule to reduce distracted driving comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Truck drivers are prohibited from using a personal electronic device like a smartphone while driving a commercial bus or truck, according to the DOT’s press release. “This new rule for truck drivers is quite a relief,” said Brunswick truck accident attorney Nathan Williams. “There has been a push for a number of years now to ban texting and driving […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2012 – Being flattened by a tractor-trailer typically does not guarantee one survives. This man did. “I’ve seen a lot of big rig accidents during the course of my practice,” said Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. “I have helped many plaintiffs go to court to recover for their serious injuries. The man in this reported case should not even be alive today. It was that horrific.” The man was waiting at a red light when the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer pulled away from […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2012 – There is a refreshing move towards banning all portable devices while driving. It may be an uphill battle, but it would save lives. “Driving while distracted is a major issue today with the abundance of devices being used by people while they drive. You cannot drive and text, talk on the cell, eat, drink, comb your hair, put on lipstick, shave or change clothing at the same time. I’ve heard of a couple of other shenanigans people have tried in a moving vehicle, but suffice it to say that should not […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2012 – When logging equipment falls off a truck while crossing a bridge, the results are deadly. “There was no way to avoid the inevitable in this accident,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “Particularly since the logging equipment that fell off the back of a truck landed right in front of a another driver, this became a horrendous scene. Forty-year-old Kyle Brown of Lake Saint Louis slammed into the metal and died.” Evidently, a tire on the truck carrying the equipment hit the bridge guardrail, and caused the logging gear […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2012 – “Construction zones are not as safe as you may think, particularly if there is a big rig in the vicinity and, for whatever reasons, that rig does not stop in time for the line of cars in front of him. The devastation often carries on for hundreds of yards and the injuries and death toll are often catastrophic,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm in Texas. Take the case of Wanda and John Lindsay. They never saw the truck that rammed them coming, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2012 – A construction worker was killed thanks to an inattentive trucker. Hiring a competent lawyer is necessary in cases like this to protect a worker’s rights. “In this reported case an 18-wheeler struck and killed a construction worker who was installing signs on the side of I-77 in Ohio. The semi, for whatever reason, went off the road and slammed into the man as he was doing his job. The force of the impact threw him into his truck, and then a further 40 feet before he landed,” outlined Darren Monroe of […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2012 – Thanks to a series of egregious mistakes, this bus crash hurt 20 innocent people. “There is no way this three vehicle accident should have happened,” stated Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “But thanks to a drunk driver, it did, and as a net result there are a large number of people who may well want to speak to their lawyers about their injuries.” Here is what happened in this reported case. A school bus was heading home from a basketball game and was full of tired players just waiting […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2012 – Being obese while trucking leaves drivers prone to serious health issues. Those issues can affect others on the road. “Pretty much the last thing people think when they see a heavy trucker behind the wheel of a big rig is that he could kill someone because he is obese. The last thing truckers feel like doing, after being in a cab for hundreds and hundreds of miles and having a lunch break at the Greasy Spoon, is work out or even go for a walk. Over time, the poor diet and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2012 – Last fall, Attorney TJ Grimaldi was brought aboard to head up the personal injury division of McIntyre Panzarella Thanasides, P.L. Mr. Grimaldi, born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and whose family founded and ran Columbia Bank in Ybor City for nearly a century, is an experienced personal injury attorney and is spearheading the McIntyre, Panzarella, Thanasides, P.L. personal injury department. The new personal injury division focuses on helping those injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, slip and falls, victims of medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse. “I want to […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2012 – Almost a third of drivers admit to driving while drowsy, a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported. Its study showed that 17 percent of all accidents a year, including 5000 fatalities, were caused by drowsy driving. “Do not overestimate your ability to stay awake when you are feeling drowsy and nodding off at the wheel,” said Chicago accident lawyer Paul Greenberg, Esq. “What you should do is get off the road and get some rest when you feel this way.” One in eight accidents caused by drowsy […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2011 – Two big rigs getting into an accident occurs more often than one might think. This reported accident killed a trucker. “It was a strange sort of accident, that no one saw coming. It happened in the blink of an eye,” said Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. “The trucker happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and although he made it to the hospital alive, after being taken out of the truck with the jaws of life, he died […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2011 – Sometimes other vehicles cause big rig wrecks. This fatal case clearly illustrates that. “In this reported case, it was a clear day, fairly early in the morning, and the roads were good and visibility was fine,” reported Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “That didn’t stop the horrific crash that took the life of the Durango driver, putting the truck driver in the hospital to deal with serious injuries.” The 44-year-old Durango driver was heading west on the highway at the time of the wreck. […]


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