Month: May 2014

Truck Accidents Archives

FMCA: electronic recording devices help prevent truck accidents

According to a recent study by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration—the agency responsible for regulating the trucking industry—trucks equipped with electronic hours-or-service recorders may be a way for trucking companies to prevent crashes and contribute to greater roadway safety. Hours-of-service refers to regulations covering truck companies and drivers and aimed at ensuring truck drivers are […]

May 30, 2014

Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Report: weather main factor in decreased motorcycle accidents

According to a recent report by a nonprofit by the name of Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of motorcycle accidents in 2013 is expected to decrease by about 7 percent when compared with the year before. At first hearing, this sounds like a good thing—and it is—but it doesn’t really indicate any improvement in […]

May 28, 2014

Truck Accidents Archives

Study: electronic recording devices can prevent truck crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released the results of a study which found that the use of electronic hours-of-service recording devices can lower the risk of truck accidents. The study found that trucks equipped with such a device were 11.7 percent less likely to become involved in an accident. In addition, the crash […]

May 23, 2014

Truck Accidents Archives

Damages: an important aspect of motor vehicle accident litigation

Motor vehicle accidents can involve some pretty serious accidents, particularly when large vehicles are involved. When a large truck or other commercial vehicle crashes into smaller vehicles at high speeds, the costs can be great. Although sources do not tell us the extent of the injuries, a Jefferson County woman is reportedly suing for injuries […]

May 7, 2014

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