Tag: truck driver negligence

March 17, 2017

What is the FMCSA 30 minute break rule? Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding hours of service rules, all commercial truck and bus drivers need to be off-duty for at least 30 minutes after their first 8 hours of driving. There are limited exceptions to the FMCSA 30 minute break rule, such …

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August 31, 2013

As a truck accident attorney, I’ve been involved in far too many injury lawsuits caused by fatigued truck drivers.  But there’s a new website that might help truck drivers stay safe and alert on the roads. This website was created by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).  The goal is to  help with commercial truck …

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August 24, 2012

Take a closer look and you will find bad  data behind the study The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability program) is conducting a new study on a truck company’s fault in crashes. The agency’s latest effort may appear pro-truck safety, but our attorneys believe it’s based upon bad data that will  …

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October 1, 2011

Video tip 4 for truck accident attorneys Onto the fourth tip from my series of 13 videos for truck accident attorneys, on handling truck lawsuits. The video below is from a presentation I did during the American Association for Justice Truck Accident Lawyers conference in New Orleans. The takeaway from this video is that a …

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September 24, 2011

Here’s the third video to help my fellow truck accident lawyers, from my series of 13 videos on truck accident litigation tips for lawyers. In the video, I’m reviewing Rule 3 during a past American Association for Justice Truck Accident Litigation Group seminar for truck lawyers from around the nation. My third tip is about …

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September 17, 2011

Video of truck accident lawyer’s rules – How to connect unfit truckers to preventable crashes Here’s another tip for my fellow truck attorneys, from my series on handling truck accident injury cases. The video is part of a series I was asked to speak on as past-president of the American Association for Justice Truck Accident …

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September 10, 2011

Video on Rule 1 – of truck attorney’s “Big 10 Rules of the Road” I’d like to share this video to help my fellow truck accident attorneys. It’s part of a series of 13 videos on handling truck crash cases. In this video, I’m discussing Rule 1 of my “Truck Accident Lawyer Rules of the …

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July 21, 2011

Truck accident lawyer comments on new hours-of-service exemption for tired truckers carrying fireworks The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has decided to give nine trucking company members of the American Pyrotechnics Association exemption from its hours of service (HOS) regulations. This means that these trucking companies transporting fireworks are allowed to drive their trucks …

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November 10, 2009

Steven M. Gursten highlights rampant drug use by truck drivers trying to stay alert and relieve stress – and how truck companies turning a blind eye are able to avoid criminal punishment after preventable truck crashes Truck accident attorney Steve Gursten is featured in an investigative Fox News Chicago story that suggests many truck companies …

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