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VIDEO – Is a truck driver required to have a drug and alcohol test after a truck crash?

Watch as Michael Leizerman, a partner at The Law Firm for Truck Safety answers the question – Is a truck driver required to have a drug and alcohol test after a truck crash? 

Is a trucking company obligated to investigate a driver’s history before hiring?

Watch as Matthew E. Wright, a partner at The Law Firm for Truck Safety sheds some light on when and if a trucking company is obligated to investigate a driver’s history before hiring.

BREAKING NEWS: STOP Underrides Act of 2021 Introduced in Congress

Underride victims, survivors, and truck safety advocates are celebrating a whirlwind of activism on the hot topic of comprehensive truck underride protection.  Following a collaborative Side Guard Task Force meeting on February 26, 2021, the Bipartisan STOP Underrides Act of 2021 was reintroduced on March 4, 2021 in the Senate (S. 605) by Senator Gillibrand …

Comments on Federal Motor Carrier Association’s (FMCSA) Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation: Rear Impact Guards and Rear Impact Protection

Last week, The Law Firm For Truck Safety submitted a public comment in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Notice of Proposed Rule-making (NPRM) dealing with “Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation: Rear Impact Guards and Rear Impact Protection.” This rule is sure to save lives …

Engineers, Safety Advocates, Victims, Attorneys Call On Trucking Industry to Set Underride Guard Standard

  The trucking industry must adopt new standards for side underrides, according to the families of victims needlessly killed in preventable truck crashes. In a town hall-style meeting held Friday, U.S. Senator Kirstin Gillbrand (D-NY), who introduced underride legislation in 2017, said she understands that side underride guards can keep motorists alive. “We know that …

Matthew Wright, Former Insurance Defense Attorney, joins The Law Firm for Truck Safety

FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE ( — Matthew Wright knows just how difficult it can be to take on a trucking company following a catastrophic crash. As a former insurance company defense attorney, it was Wright’s job to protect the truck drivers and others when they killed or maimed motorists. Wright says, “Many of the insurance companies cared …

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

WASHINGTON, DC ( — 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 …

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