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Commercial Volvo Trucks Recalled Due to Potential for Steering Failure, FMCSA Announces

Volvo Trucks North America has recently issued an international recall of certain commercial trucks due to reports of steering failures associated with these vehicles. According to regulators at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), this recall will reportedly impact at least 17,000 Class 8 vehicles in the U.S., and operators of the recalled vehicles “should take the vehicles out of service as soon as possible.” To shed some more light on the details of this recall, below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about it. If, however, you currently need answers about your options for… Read More

Pedestrian wrecks Are Growing Threat to Public Safety, Report Reveals

Although walking may be a health-conscious, environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to get around, it may also present a real danger of injury or death to pedestrians – and this danger may be greater than it has ever been, according to the latest report1 from officials at the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). That’s because, as these officials have recently revealed, fatal pedestrian wrecks in 2015 increased more than 10 percent, when compared to the 2014 data. And this spike reportedly represents the largest year-to-year increase that has been recorded in about 40 years (when this data started being collected).… Read More

Train Accident Types And Causes

Each year about 3,000 train accidents happen that results in around 1000 deaths. With the train, even a minor accident can cause death or catastrophic injury due to the locomotive’s weight and massive size. Train accidents cases are complicated and often involve more than one responsible parties. Compared to other vehicle accidents suits the train accident lawsuits subject to different standards, laws, and statutes of limitations. This is why it is advised to get help from experienced Train Accident Attorneys in Fort Worth, TX. Victims of Train Accidents Train accident can affect the whole community like when the toxic chemical… Read More

Plan While You Can, TxDOT Warns Young Drivers in Anti-Impaired Driving Campaign before Spring Break & St. Patrick’s Day

While the Spring season is a wonderful time to get outside and enjoy the warming weather, it is also a time when impaired driving crashes across the nation tend to start increasing.1Looking to target one of the highest-risk groups for impaired driving crashes, officials at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have recently launched an anti-impaired driving campaign focused on younger motorists who are likely gearing up for Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day and other festive Spring celebrations. Operating under the slogan Plan While You Can, this campaign, which will run through March 19th, is urging younger motorists to plan… Read More

What Causes Most Truck wrecks in the U.S.?

More than 500,000 truck wrecks occur every year in the U.S., resulting in at least 5,000 deaths and tens of thousands of injuries. While these crashes can be caused by a variety of factors, in many cases, some form of negligence is to blame. In fact, authorities at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have reported that about 94 percent of all traffic wrecks that occur annually in the U.S. are caused (at least in part) by some form of human mistake, misjudgment or error.1 Taking a closer look at this, below is a list featuring the leading errors… Read More

Maximizing Your Compensation In A Car Accident Claim

Being involved in an car accident can be a traumatic experience. However, you do have certain rights that you can assert to recover for any losses or injuries that you may have sustained due to the negligent attitude of others. When filing a personal injury claim with an insurance company after an accident, there is always the possibility of negotiating a settlement with the insurance claims adjuster.  Settlement negotiations are part of the personal injury claims process. Accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company actively ends the personal injury claims process. However, if you reject the insurance company’s offer… Read More

Contact A Car Accident Lawyer To Get Compensation For Your Injuries

On the off chance that you’ve been harmed in a car accident, regardless of whether you were the driver of the car, the driver of another vehicle, a bicyclist or a strolling individual, you might be qualified to recover compensation for your wounds. You can bring a legitimate claim against any of the involved parties, regardless of the possibility that you might be the one to blame. A spontaneous terrible crash that you may be responsible for can be extremely confounded, so it might be to your greatest advantage to contact a legal counselor experienced in handling car crash cases.… Read More

Fatal Truck Crashes in the U.S. Decline for 2nd Consecutive Year, ATA Reports

For the second year in a row, the rate of deadly truck crashes on U.S. roadways has declined, dropping from 3,964 fatal truck wrecks in 2013 to 3,903 such collisions in 2014, according to officials at the American Trucking Associations (ATA). While this means that the incidence of deadly truck crashes in the U.S. has dropped about 2.78 percent since 2013, it also marks: A nearly 5 percent decline in the rate of fatal truck crashes over the past two years A more than 40 percent drop in these deadly wrecks over the past decade. These findings are based on… Read More

FMCSA Recommends New Rule for Evaluating the Safety of Motor Carriers

Regulators at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have recently proposed a new rule that is “designed to enhance the Agency’s ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers.” Referred to as the “Safety Fitness Determination” Rule (or the SFD rule), this action would update federal regulators’ current methods of evaluating the safety of motor carriers, allowing them to integrate findings from roadside inspections and crash reports to better determine which carriers present a danger on the roads. When in effect, the SFD rule is expected to allow regulators to triple their monthly evaluations of motor carriers, investigating 75,000 companies each… Read More

TxDOT Urges Football Fans to Plan Sober Rides for Playoff & Big Game Plans

“Plan while you can” for a sober ride, officials at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are urging football fans in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. That is because, over the next month or so, law enforcement officials in Texas will be cracking down on impaired drivers, looking to make arrests in order to keep the roads as safe as possible for all travelers. This anti-impaired driving campaign, which kicked off on Jan. 7th, will reportedly run through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb 7, 2016. Remarking on the importance of this anti-impaired driving campaign, Carol Rawson, TxDOT Traffic… Read More