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The Danger Of Distracted Driving

Posted in Personal Injury
Where do I get my blog topics? Usually, I write about legal issues I’m handling. Sometimes, I write about legal issues in the news. At our firm, distracted driving is a frequent topic. We are currently helping two people seriously injured by a driver who crashed into them at a high speed while searching the… Continue Reading

Truckers With Serious Medical Conditions: A Danger To Other Drivers

Posted in Personal Injury
A recent article discusses a Georgia truck driver barred from driving by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) due to personal health issue. Commercial drivers with serious health issues are a major safety issue on our highways. A recent FMCSA study of truck driver health paints a troubling picture. According to the study comparing… Continue Reading

Trucking Lobbyists Push To Relax Safety Rules

Posted in Personal Injury
According to a recent Salon article: Big rig crashes kill nearly 4,000 Americans each year and injure more than 85,000. Since 2009, fatalities involving large trucks have increased 17 percent. Injuries have gone up 28 percent. Salon then states the obvious assumption: Given these numbers, you might expect Congress to be agitating for tighter controls on… Continue Reading

New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway

Posted in Personal Injury
Larger trucks. Heavier loads. Longer driver hours. These proposed changes will make our highways more dangerous. And, they are quietly working their way through Congress. A recent Baltimore Sun article starts — With the number of fatal accidents involving tractor-trailers on the rise, now would seem like the wrong time to consider relaxing truck safety… Continue Reading