Articles Posted in Truck Accidents

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Since 2018, federal law requires all new American cars to have at least one camera: a rearview camera.  Many vehicles have multiple cameras that will record even when the vehicle is off, and  some vehicles have cameras that monitor the driver’s face.  Car cameras have lots of benefits but they also raise some interesting questions for car accident cases and beyond.

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Currently, the Trump Administration is working to relax trucking regulations.   Yet, trucking accidents have increased 40% since 2009.   According to the most recent data, 4,136 people lose their lives each year in trucking accidents (trucking accidents includes semis and other large commercial vehicles), and another 87,000 are injured.  Do you know when and where you are most likely to have an accident with a truck driver?  Read on for these and other important information about deadly trucking accidents. Continue reading

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Unfortunately, chances are you will be in one.  Experts estimate, on average, drivers will experience a car accident every 18 years, so most folks will have multiple car accidents in their lifetime even if they are only minor.  With those odds, it is time you brush up on what to do, and just as importantly, what not to do following an accident.  And, because accidents tend to shake us up, we recommend you print this post to keep in your glove box, so that you can easily reference it if you need to do so. Continue reading

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We love this photo for several reasons.  First, this really is the Oscar Mayer wiener-mobile getting pulled over for a driving violation although it looks like it could be a scene from a Jim Carey or Chevy Chase movie.  Second, it happened in John’s home state of Wisconsin.  We can’t help but wonder if it had been a brat-mobile or a cheese-mobile whether the vehicle would have been pulled over at all.  Third, this photo inspired us to remind Tennessee drivers of some important laws so that they are not an Oscar Mayer wiener.  So read on to find out what the wiener-mobile did wrong and what you can do right. Continue reading

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At dinner one night, when our son was little, he told a story about how a company had made a toy that did not perform as expected.  He concluded his tale with an indignant “They don’t care about us; they just want our money”.  From the mouths of babes, right?  We all laughed but the sad truth is that every day in the headlines we see where corporations put profits over safety.  To some, financial growth is the sole objective.  So what can be done? Continue reading

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Well, we are one week into the new year and the new decade.  How are you doing on your resolutions?  Most folks, roughly 80%, will trash their resolutions by January 10th.  The failure rate on resolutions is so high because generally resolutions like weight loss or learning a foreign language or completing your graduate degree require hard work and take significant time.  But, we have 5 important resolutions that can be done in a couple of hours max and could make an incredible difference in your life. Continue reading

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A few days ago, the Today Show did a report on drivers asleep at the wheel while the vehicle’s automated technology drove the vehicle.  Some of the video clips they showed were alarming, and a quick internet search revealed a lot more examples of drivers caught sleeping at the wheel. Of course, this prompts lots of questions.  Is this safe with the existing technology?  How much can drivers actually rely on automated systems?  Should there be criminal penalties for drivers caught sleeping at the wheel?  Should commercial vehicles be equipped with this technology?  Read on for some information on these issues. Continue reading

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Have you heard the song “Driving Home for Christmas” by Chris Rea?  I had never heard it until this year, but it actually has some great advice for driving home for Christmas and so do we.  There are not many more days before the holiday so get ready now to make the drive safely.  Here are our top 10 tips: Continue reading

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At this time of year, especially with a shortened season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.  Shopping, wrapping, addressing, baking and all the other things that need to be squeezed into our already busy schedules can become stressful.  But it is important to take a step back, take a deep breath and realize that this type of overwhelmed is rooted in something joyful.  We buy the presents, send the cards, bake the cookies, etc. because it is part of a season of joy and festivities.  But, there is another type of overwhelmed. Continue reading

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Whether we walk to work or walk from our car into the grocery store, all of us are pedestrians at some point. And, pedestrian deaths are on the rise with last year reaching a 30-year high.  More than 6,000 people are dying each year in pedestrian accidents and thousands more are seriously injured.  Experts believe several factors are contributing to the increase in pedestrian deaths.  And while new vehicle technology claims to help prevent pedestrian accidents, recent testing by AAA shows otherwise. Continue reading