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Attorney Andy Young Appointed As First Ever Plaintiff’s Attorney To Federal Safety Committee

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Nationally recognized trucking lawyer Andy Young is the first ever Plaintiff’s Trial Attorney appointed to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Appointed as one of the last acts of departing Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho, the appointment marks the first time that a plaintiff’s attorney has been asked to serve on the …

Positive Truck Safety Policy Surprises in Spending and COVID Relief Bill

Andy Young, January 11, 2021     Andy Young at IIHS Truck Underride Roundtable Crash Test – May 2016 Just before the end of 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 was signed into law. This spending bill provides $1.4 trillion to fund the Federal government’s fiscal year ending September 30, 2021 and $900 billion …

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The Attorneys at The Law Firm for Truck Safety are passionate about reducing roadway deaths.  Along with the rest of the world, we honor and memorialize victims of crashes this day, November 15th ,as part of a global initiative known as “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.” Pursuant to General Assembly Resolution 60/5, …

ATRI’s 2020 Nuclear Verdict Report is Misleading

By:       D. J. Young, III – June 24, 2020 Time after time, the trucking industry attempts to avoid responsibility for its misconduct.  The most recent example is the report issued today by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) entitled, Understanding the Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on the Trucking Industry.[1]  This 82-page report contains a self-serving …

Two Nationally-Known Truck Injury Law Firms Join Forces to Help You

Introducing Leizerman & Young, LLP Only two firms in Ohio dedicate over 90% of their work to representing injured survivors and families of truck crashes: Toledo-based Leizerman & Associates and Cleveland-based Young & McCarthy. Our two firms have now merged, becoming Leizerman & Young, LLP with lawyer-staffed offices near Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo to best …

Attorney Amy Papuga of Leizerman & Young is now a “Class A” Commercial Truck Driver

Attorney Amy Papuga has achieved a status that can be claimed by only 1% of ALL licensed drivers in the United States.  She has earned her Class A Commercial Driver’s License and can now legally operate combination tractor-trailers / semi-trailers / or truck and trailer combinations with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 …

Truck Crash Attorneys and Safety Advocates Tour the Kenworth Plant

On March 5, 2020, two of Leizerman & Young’s partners, Andy Young and DJ Young, toured the Kenworth Assembly Plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. Local Chillicothe Attorney Mike Warren deserves the credit for inviting and organizing a nationally diverse group of truck safety fanatics for the tour. Other members of our tour group included: Dan Munley …

Truck Driver Shortage and High Turnover Rate Could Spell Trouble for Those Who Share the Road

The first quarter of 2017 showed truck driver turnover for large carriers (revenues more than $300 million) at a rate of 74 percent. While most businesses would blush at such a high number—even the notoriously transient restaurant/hospitality industry only averaged 72.9 percent in 2016—the trucking industry has actually experiencing a LOW volume of turnover over …

A Discussion of Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Involving Truck Accidents

A Discussion of Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Involving Truck Accidents. Guests: Truck Accident Attorney Members of the National Board of Trial Advocates Truck Accident Division and of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys — Rena Samole Leizerman  and Joseph Fried. Questions for Chuck’s guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Georgia Officials Propose Semi-Only Lanes In An Effort to Ease Traffic

Truck only lanes for the most pare are a rare sight in the United States; however, with the rapid increase in truck travel in key locations in the U.S., especially near major ports and intermodal centers, truck only lanes are being considered in more locations to facilitate traffic flow and reduce the potential for truck-auto …

Woman Killed after Semi Slams into Parked SUV on Side of Road

According to troopers in Mississippi, over the weekend a woman was killed as she sat between two vehicles parked on the side of the road. The victim has since been identified as 26-year-old Ashley Danzer. Another person, Jamia Ransome, age 28, suffered serious injuries in the crash, troopers said. Authorities say Danzer passed away on …

Study: Truck Drivers with Untreated Sleep Apnea at Greater Risk of Crashing

Truck drivers who fail to adhere to treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a fivefold increase in the risk of serious, preventable crashes, according to a new study led by University of Minnesota. The study compared more than 1,600 truck drivers diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to an equal number of drivers screened …

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