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- Inadequate Training and Commercial Truck Accidents
Truck drivers occupy a safety-sensitive position. They operate vehicles that are very heavy and dangerous when involved in an accident. Sometimes they also carry goods that can be dangerous in the event of an accident.
- Legal Value of Videos in a Car Which Capture an Accident/Event
Individuals who are injured in an automotive accident or another event may benefit from having a video of such accident or event. Such footage may provide significant value in legal claims.
- Proving a Defect in a Car Accident Case
In some car accident cases, the liable party is not either driver. In some cases, the liability lies with the manufacturer that put a dangerous vehicle on the roadway. In these cases, the plaintiff must be able to show why the manufacturer should be held responsible for the accident.
- Drug Testing of Truck Drivers
Given the potential dangerousness of driving a large vehicle in an impaired state, laws have been established to help prevent drugged driving. Truck drivers are subject to a number of state and federal regulations, including the requirement to be drug tested.
- Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers
Truck drivers and the companies for whom they work must follow stringent guidelines regarding the hours that they can work. Violating these rules can subject the truck driver and trucking company to fines and potential civil liability.
- April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
With the growing technology available in new cars, drivers are now able to call, text and even check social media through their dashboard “infotainment” systems.
- New Rule Targets Unsafe Trucking Companies
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to add a new rule that would make it easier to take unsafe trucks off the road. The rule is designed to enhance and simplify the agency’s ability to identify motor carriers who violate safety rules and prohibit them from continuing operations until they improve.
- Maryland Car Dealer Settles with FTC
One of the nation’s largest used car dealers has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that they failed to disclose important safety information regarding used cars for sale.
- Busy Maryland Highway Set For Major Safety Improvements
State and local officials have announced plans to spend $152 million to fund needed improvements to a dangerous stretch of Maryland Route 32 that connects Carroll County and Howard County.
- Statistics Regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries that individuals can sustain in accidents. It is important that they receive a proper diagnosis and start treatment as quickly as possible.