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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…

Rick Shapiro

3.5 Million settlement through mediation on wrongful death trucking accident

The family of a Portsmouth, VA, man, 25, who was killed in a car accident agreed to a $3.5 settlement during mediation in Virginia.
The accident happened on Interstate 64 (I-64) in Norfolk, VA…

Rick Shapiro

Busy Portsmouth, VA Marine Terminal Means High Numbers of Trucks On I-264 and 64 Highways

Thousands of trucks on a weekly basis call at a large port facility in Portsmouth, VA. The Portsmouth International Marine Terminal (PMT) is a large intermodal facility, which handles a tremendous…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Passenger Injuries and Death In "Underride" Truck Accidents

If you have ever followed a tractor trailer, you should have noticed a bar hanging below the cargo hold. This bar, also known as a rear impact guard, is a requirement to protect drivers and…

Rick Shapiro

Questions remain after fatal tanker crash on I-664 in Newport News (VA)

Questions remain after an explosive tanker truck crash on Interstate 664 in Newport News (VA) near the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel in September that left the truck driver dead.
The…

Rick Shapiro

Old Dominion Freight driver accused of badly injuring cyclist while using wireless device

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., which has a substantial presence in Hampton Roads, has been accused of employing a driver who was distracted from the road by a wireless device – a distraction…