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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 30 – December 07

Dec 07, 2009 - Trucking litigation is very document intensive and governed by hundreds of regulations. Given this, the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of litigation is important. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. Please feel free to contact me at michael@leizerman.com …

Chairwoman of NTSB Calls for EOBRs in All Commercial Trucks

Dec 03, 2009 - In a move I anticipated in my December 16, 2008 post, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairwoman Debbie Hersman recently stated that electronic onboard recorders (EOBRs) should be placed in all commercial trucks to monitor driver hours. Hersman made the statement on November 16 in Washington, D.C. at a National Press Club luncheon. In her …

A Follow-up Look at My Predictions for 2009

Dec 01, 2009 - On December 16, 2008 I predicted some dramatic developments in areas such as truck accident fatality rates, government efforts to improve safety and other aspects of commercial trucking in our country

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 23 – November 30

Nov 30, 2009 - State trucking laws vary, and the need for qualified truck accident attorneys to understand all facets of a particular litigation is imperative. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United States, many of them similar to those noted below. Please feel free to contact me michael@leizerman.com or call me at 1-800-628-4500. The Herald-Citizen reports …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 16 – November 23

Nov 24, 2009 - It takes a little fire in the belly to fight with truck companies and insurance companies day in and day out. I get personally offended when, for example, an insurance company offers a pittance when one of their insured’s vehicles crosses a centerline and kills somebody. But being passionate alone is not enough. The best …

Fatalities in Austin, Minnesota Tour Bus Accident

Nov 19, 2009 - A trip to a casino turned tragic. I extend my condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday’s fatal tour bus accident in Austin, Minnesota. This sad event adds to the terrible toll of commercial vehicle crashes on our roadways.   The bus, reportedly operated by Strain Bus Line Motorcoach Tours in Rochester, MN, was traveling …

New York Man Dies in Truck Accident

Nov 19, 2009 - I offer my sincere condolences to the family of the 33-year-old New York man who died Tuesday, November 10 in the town of Concord, New York, yet another family mourning a loved one lost to a tragic big rig wreck.   The accident happened at the intersection of Genesee Road and Springville-Boston Road in Concord. …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 9 – November 16

Nov 15, 2009 - Attorneys handling truck accident cases should be familiar with all the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. Of course just being familiar with the regulations is not enough. Attorneys must also conduct thorough discovery in order to apply those regulations to the facts of a specific case. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United …

Toledo area tractor-trailer crash at I-75/I-280 split

Nov 10, 2009 - Southbound I-75 was closed for a crash just before noon today between the Ottawa River Road exit and I-280. City crews were called to the crash to clean fuel that spilled. Paramedics and police responded to the scene. Injuries were reported, but no names or details have yet been released. I have handled several truck …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 2 – November 9

Nov 09, 2009 - Consider this: A truck accident in, for example, Ohio may be complicated if the victim is from Florida, the truck driver is from Kansas, the truck is owned by a California company, the trailer owned by a Missouri company and the driver was hauling a load from California to New York. I have handled numerous …

FMCSA Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program Begins in December

Nov 06, 2009 - In a move designed to keep truck drivers with poor safety records off our roads and thereby decrease truck accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will enable commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access the inspection and crash records of prospective driver employees starting in December of 2009. In an October 7, 2009 …

GPS Helps Track Drivers’ Record of Duty Status and Prevent Truck Accidents

Nov 04, 2009 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration currently exercises its full authority under 49 USC 504(c) to include the examination of GPS or other advanced technology records in the normal course of investigations of carrier compliance with its regulations. This helps the agency enforce its safety regulations, prevent truck accidents and keep our roadways safe. However, …

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