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Randy Appleton

Determining Who Is Responsible for a Truck Accident

When handling a truck accident case, there are a number of factors that an attorney may consider when trying to determine who is responsible for the accident. If a person happened to get seriously injured or if someone dies when […]

Eric Washburn

Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Pressure Car Accident Victims to Settle

One of the most overwhelming experiences many people are forced to deal with is being injured in a car crash caused by a negligent or reckless driver. Secondary to the damage that may have been done to your vehicle is […]

Rick Shapiro

Complexities of Virginia Truck Accident Injury Claims

Truck accident injury claims can be one of the most complex types of insurance processes to go through. This is because there is often more than one at-fault party who may be responsible. A Norfolk truck accident attorney can advise […]

Randy Appleton

Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash Causes

According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, last year was the deadliest year in more than a decade on the country’s roads, with almost 40,000 people that died in vehicle crashes. One of the deadliest crashes that occur […]

Randy Appleton

Truck Driver Charged in Deadly West Virginia Wreck

A tractor trailer driver is being charged after he left the scene of a fatal accident on I-77 in Jackson County, West Virginia on March 30.  West Virginia State Police reported that the truck driver has been charged with leaving […]

Randy Appleton

6,000 Americans Die Due to Drowsy Driving Annually

A recent study suggests that as many as 6,000 Americans die annually in drowsy driving-related wrecks.  Researchers in the journal Sleep noted that millions of American drivers fall asleep at the wheel every month, and 15% of deadly crashes involve […]

Randy Appleton

Woman Dead in Petersburg, VA Dump Truck Crash

Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly dump truck crash in Petersburg, Virginia on Jan. 30. The police stated that the fatal dump truck crash involved three other vehicles.  The crash happened near Wagner Road in Petersburg. Two dump trucks were […]

Randy Appleton

NTSB Releases Study Results, Says More Safety Rules Needed for Single-Unit Trucks

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released the results of its safety study on single-unit truck crashes. The study, which was conducted over a five-year period, between the years 2005 through 2009, examined the injury severity and crash characteristics […]

Patrick Austin

Deadly NJ Turnpike Truck Crash Builds Opposition to Relaxed Truck Driving Rules

A deadly New Jersey Turnpike wreck involving a tractor trailer and a limousine carrying former Saturday Night Live comedian Tracy Morgan has increased pressure on Congress to not loosen limits on how long truckers can drive before taking a break. […]

Patrick Austin

National Transportation Safety Board Gives Truck Safety Recommendations to National Highway Traffic Administration

Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) gave seven updated recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding tractor trailer safety.   The recommendations were in these areas: Blind spots: NTSB reported that blind spots occur on […]