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Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: October 26 – November 2

Nov 02, 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 michael@leizerman.com or call me …

More than Six Years in the Making: FMCSA Agrees to Reconsider Hours-of-Service Rule

Oct 27, 2009 - The agreement filed today, October 26th, by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration [FMCSA] to reconsider its hours-of-service rule for commercial drivers comes after years of seemingly interminable posturing. For more than six years, the FMCSA has chosen not to take into account crucial criteria mandated by the courts. This included considering the working conditions of truckers in order to make them and …

New Rule Aims to Reduce Truck Accidents Involving Intermodal Transport

Oct 19, 2009 - A new regulation, the Intermodal Equipment Final Rule, will be enforced as of December 17, leaving some companies scrambling to make sure they are in compliance. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the new rule: adopts regulations to implement section 4118 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy …

Fatal Passenger Car-Milk Truck Accident in Lakeview, Michigan

Oct 07, 2009 - I offer my condolences to the family of 73-year-old Donna Donaldson who died in yesterday’s truck accident in Lakeview, Michigan, yet another family who has suffered tragic loss due to a big rig wreck. The accident occurred yesterday (Tuesday, October 6) on M-91 in Lakeview, Michigan when Donaldson’s vehicle apparently entered the intersection and was …

AAJ Trucking College & More: Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Oct 06, 2009 - I’ve made it part of my job to pass my experience and knowledge on to other truck accident lawyers across the country so that they can bring their truck accident cases to successful conclusions. Whether it’s sharing insights in my multi-volume book, Litigating Truck Accident Cases, or in my many speaking engagements around the country, …

NHTSA Extends Truck Safety Regulation

Oct 02, 2009 - In a move that at first glance may appear to be overly cautious, but that in the long run will contribute to a reduction in the number of truck accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently made permanent an existing requirement for trailers with antilock brake systems to be equipped with an external …

Electronic Stability Systems as Truck Accident Prevention Tools

Sep 30, 2009 - In an earlier post to this blog (January 15, 2009) I discussed the VORAD (Vehicle On-Board RADar) collision avoidance system and its ability to lower the number of rear-end and lane change collisions as well as its other contributions to the reduction in the number of big rig wrecks. Currently, other electronic systems designed to …

Fatal SUV-Truck Accident in Dayton, Ohio

Sep 29, 2009 - I extend my condolences to the family of the victim of yesterday’s fatal truck accident in Dayton, another family who has lost somebody in a truck accident. Yesterday (Monday, September 28) in Dayton, Ohio a tractor-trailer collapsed on top of a SUV, inflicting crushing injuries to the SUV’s driver who died on his way to …

FMCSA Conducts Benefit-Cost Analysis of Onboard Safety Systems Used to Prevent Truck Accidents

Sep 25, 2009 - As part of its goal to reduce the number and severity of large truck crashes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently conducted a of three commercial motor vehicle onboard safety systems: Forward Collision Warning Systems (FCWS) Lane Departure Warning Systems (LDWS) Roll Stability Control Systems (RSC) The FMCSA conducted their evaluation of these …

Fatal Truck Crash in Miami County, Ohio

Sep 24, 2009 - My condolences to the family of Paul Campbell, another family who has lost somebody in a truck accident. Yesterday in Miami County, Ohio a tractor-trailer struck a car head-on killing the car’s driver instantly. The victim, 50-year old PaulCampbell was travelling on Route 571 between West Milton and Laura when the accident occurred. Initial reports …

EOBRs: An Important Tool For Preventing Truck Accidents

Sep 20, 2009 - EOBRs—electronic onboard recorders—provide for greater safety through accountability by recording data on driver performance, health and behaviors that may help prevent truck accidents. EOBRs may also help truck companies’ bottom line, according to a leading economist. In a speech delivered at the annual conference of the American Trucking Association’s Information Technology & Logistics Council , …

Truck-Train Collisions and Safety Regulations

Sep 14, 2009 - As a truck accident lawyer, I have handled many train/tractor trailer collisions on behalf of injured bystanders and the injured railroad engineer or conductor. In 1877, the U.S. Supreme Court considered a suit, Continental Improvement Co. v. Stead, involving the collision of a train and a wagon in Lima, Indiana. The Court was tasked with …

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