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Truck Accidents

Will Hours-of-Service Updates Improve Trucking Safety?

The compliance date for the Hours of Service Final Rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) goes into effect on July 1, 2013. With new guidelines for commercial driving time and rest breaks, the final rule is poised to create safer roadways for both truckers and commuters. Trucking Safety Then and Now Before the final rule was announced by FMCSA on December 22,...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) 关于 Trucking Accidents by Shannon McNulty, 克利福德定律 Offices — Part III, Rules Governing Truck Drivers

Question: Do the same rules of the road apply for trucks that apply to buses? Shannon: For the most part, they do as they apply to the drivers of passenger vehicles. 然而, 你知道, more than anything that is important for the drivers of all commercial vehicles to really understand and appreciate the significance of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations. Question: What information can...

FAQ’s on Trucking Accidents, Part II — What Should I Know if I Become Involved in an Accident with a Truck? by Shannon McNulty of 克利福德定律 Offices

Question: What should I do if I become involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle truck? Shannon: I think the first thing you need to do as in any accident is to stay calm and determine if you need medical help or if anyone else involved in the accident requires medical attention. In that instance, you want to call 911. Once you determine if...

Frequently Asked Questions on Trucking Accidents by Shannon McNulty of 克利福德定律 Offices – Part I

Question: What is a commercial vehicle? Shannon: It's essentially any vehicle that engaged in commerce that's an easy way to remember it. When we speak of commerce, we think of the transportation of goods or live stock, the transportation of people. Question: Are there any special rules or regulations that govern commercial vehicles? Shannon: Actually the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations (FMCSR) as well as...

$38.3 Million Verdict Rendered by Cook County Injury in Truck-Car Collision

A $38.3 million verdict was returned March 26 by a Cook County Circuit Court jury on behalf of a west suburban family who was tragically devastated by a multiple truck-car crash on I-90 near Rockford in 1999. The three-man-nine-woman jury deliberated five days before rendering the verdict against three trucking firms who caused the pile-up Feb. 12, five years ago. Four year old Teagan Yoder...

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