truck accident

100 Deadliest Days – Summer Accidents in PA & NJ

While the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is often called the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers, in fact, summertime accidents increase, across the board, for all ages. While you might think that driving on a hot summer day is much safer than driving in winter weather conditions, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [...]

Truck Driver Fatigue Causes Multi-Car Crash in Pennsylvania

Recently, a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel on Interstate 95, just south of Philadelphia, causing a multi-vehicle accident. All northbound lanes were shut down for more than five hours, and three people suffered significant injuries. The truck's gas tank leaked diesel fuel onto the interstate following the accident, which delayed the reopening of the [...]

Understanding Trucking Company Liability

More than five thousand people are killed every year in the United States due to a trucking accident. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a large commercial truck. A typically loaded big rig truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, while the average passenger car weighs closer to 3,000 pounds. In [...]

Six Simple Rules After An Auto Accident – What To Do

Odds are that you will be in at least one motor vehicle accident in your lifetime. Prepare yourself for the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident by following these steps to preserve your rights. Six Simple Rules - What To Do After An Auto Accident 1. Do Not Drive Away From the Scene of the Accident [...]

Truck Accident Liability – Truck Crash Problems

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported an average of 11 truck accidents every day in 2014. The number of truck crashes has surged since 2009, resulting in an average of 4,000 deaths per year, and more than 100,000 injuries per year. Recently, a Walmart truck crashed into the limousine of Saturday Night Live Comedian, Tracy [...]

The Legal Intelligencer: Philadelphia Jury Awards $20 Million to Amputee

A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $20 million in a case where a man's leg was amputated above the knee after a 10-year-old boy ran him over with a five-ton track loader. The jury awarded $18 million to Ruick Rolland and $2 million in loss of consortium to his wife, Holly Rolland. They also came [...]

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