Category: Truck Accidents

February 17, 2022

The factors that determine whether the at-fault truck that caused a serious crash may be considered a commercial vehicle include: (1) the truck’s weight or weight rating; (2) the weight or weight rating of the vehicle being towed; (3) whether it is designed to transport passengers; and (4) whether it transports hazardous materials. For lawyers …

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December 9, 2021

When you have been injured in a car accident with a tractor trailer in Michigan, one of the most important things to do is to hire an experienced truck accident attorney. Only a lawyer who understands this specialized area of rules and regulations in trucking and identifying all the insurance and possible defendants will be …

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December 1, 2021

An overloaded truck accident in Michigan that results in injury or loss of life is a senseless tragedy that is almost always 100% preventable. Federal and state safety rules state the maximum weight for trucks. By ignoring these safety mandates when overloading trucks, these companies recklessly endanger the public. As an attorney who has litigated …

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February 16, 2021

Despite the dangers for truck drivers and for the driving public, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has decided not to issue a new law on DOT physical sleep apnea. Fatigue and drowsy driving remain serous safety concerns for truck drivers. What does it mean that there is no new DOT …

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February 15, 2021

Truck tire blowout accidents are among some of the worst semi and tractor trailer crash cases that I have litigated. The results are often deadly. And when they are not, the victims are usually left with catastrophic injuries. The key to understanding these types of cases is that they are almost always preventable. I’ve now …

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December 17, 2020

To address how many accidents are caused by semi trucks, it is important to note that a majority of these crashes are brought on by drivers of the passenger car. These type of fatal crashes account for 13% of all fatal accidents nationwide. The most common reasons for these types crashes include speeding, driver distraction, …

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August 27, 2020

Truck rollover accidents are often preventable and are most commonly caused by speeding, driver distraction or inattention, overly aggressive or reckless steering (overturning) and unsafe loading of the tractor trailer. Prevention should focus on better education and training. One of the very first tractor trailer crash cases I litigated about 25 years ago involved a …

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January 9, 2020

Here are some winter driving tips for truck drivers to follow to help protect them and to protect other drivers because public safety is Rule #1.

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October 24, 2019

The time recorded to do a DOT pre-trip inspection may be a sign for attorneys and safety auditors that the inspection was not completed properly – or at all.

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