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“Black Box” Data: What Is it and Why Is it Important in Truck Accident Lawsuits?

Airplanes have “black box” recorders, but did you know that trucks have similar technology? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) requires all commercial trucks and buses to have electronic logging devices (ELDs) onboard. Most c...

Drivers Don’t Just Cause Truck Accidents–Truck Defects Can Be to Blame, Too

When many people think of truck accidents, they think of negligent truck drivers who fail to pay attention behind the wheel. But truck accident cases are often much more complex than that. The cause of the accident may actually be defective truck par...

Childbirth in the U.S. Can and Should Be Safer

Are you pregnant and hoping day in and day out for a safe delivery? If so, you might want to reconsider having your baby in a U.S. hospital. Other developed countries, such as Canada, Germany, France, England and Japan all have lower rates of materna...

Safety Week Underscores Importance of Truck Brake Maintenance

When we hit the road as part of our daily routines, we are all putting significant faith in the idea that we will arrive at our destinations safely. We can be the most experienced and defensive drivers, but one thing can go wrong and tragically impac...

Poor Truck Maintenance Can Kill Innocent Drivers

Eighteen-wheelers are dangerous enough, let alone when an inexperienced driver gets behind the wheel. But if the driver or trucking-company fails to keep the rig in safe operating condition, the consequences can be even more disastrous. Federal, sta...

Cancer-Causing Asbestos, Banned For Decades, Could Be Returning To American Construction

This past summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted a new rule that once again permits the use of asbestos products in construction. The rule bypasses the need to evaluate the effects of asbestos exposure in the air, ground or water. ...

Did Your Job Expose You to Asbestos? Are You Now Sick?

The Centers for Disease Control reports that around 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the U.S. every year. This specific form of cancer is directly related to a person's exposure to asbestos fibers. Could you or a loved one be at-risk...

Are There Laws to Regulate Limousine Safety?

On Saturday, Oct. 6, eighteen people died in a limousine accident. This New York accident drew attention nationwide. Maybe it is the number of fatalities in the single incident that attracts so much attention. Maybe it is the setting of the scene. Re...