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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 […]

Patrick Austin

Negligent Truckers Put Other Drivers at Serous Risk of Harm

What is the leading cause of truck accidents in the United States? Well, with the recent influx of arctic weather conditions, you may think it’s climate and road conditions. Although these factors play a part in trucking accidents, they are […]

Rick Shapiro

Brake Defects and Under-inflated Tires – Common Causes to Serious Tractor-Trailer Wrecks

Mechanical failure remains one of the greatest contributing factors to trucking accidents in this country today. Two of the biggest contributing factors of mechancial failure are brake malfunctions and defective tires. Nevertheless, it is the duty of the truck driver, […]

Mark Favaloro

Safe Haul Act: Raising Insurance Minimum for Tractor-Trailer Injuries

Anyone who has ever traveled on the interstate has at one point or another driven lane to lane with a tractor-trailer.  These massive vehicles tower above passenger cars and drivers have a right to be cautious and wary.  The average […]

Jim Lewis

Company Forced To Pay Millions After Overworked Trucker Injures Two Families In Texas

A recent personal injury case in Texas ended with a $9.5 million verdict for two families who were injured after an exhausted truck driver slammed into their cars. The tractor-trailer accident happened last year in Victoria, TX and left Calvin […]

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Recent Meat Industry Truck Crashes Raise Concerns About Driver Safety Records

Two recent trucking accidents in Virginia raised important safety concerns about the driving history of some of the drivers of large commercial motor vehicles. A recent investigation uncovered…

Randy Appleton

NHTSA Offers Online Truck Safety Workshop May 13 and 14

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be conducting a workshop on May 13th and 14th to discuss issues related to fuel economy, vehicle mass reduction, and the effects of…

Rick Shapiro

The Real Activist Judges Are Those Who Deny Plaintiffs’ Constitutional Rights

Arthur Kirkland was right, if often misquoted. The whole [dang] court is out of order.

If you don't remember off the top of your head, Kirkland was the public defender Al Pacino played in…

Jim Lewis

Truck Rollovers Concerning to Drivers and Passengers Alike

Some recent truck rollover accidents in our area bring up an important vehicle safety issue about passenger trucks and large vehicles such as SUVs. Pickups are among the most dangerous type of…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Reminders About Trucking Accidents

Accidents between large commercial trucks and passenger cars generally spell bad news for the passenger car. Fortunately, large commercial trucks are only involved in about 2.4 percent of all car…