We are discussing the details of a traffic accident earlier this month. Traveling on Highway 17 in Santa Cruz County, a tractor-trailer crashed into 10 other vehicles. One man was killed and several others were injured. One of the injured, a 37-year-old woman, has filed a negligence lawsuit against the truck driver and his employer. […]read more
On behalf of The Cartwright Law Firm Inc. posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, July 4, 2014. Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan continues his recovery from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident almost a month ago. Morgan has left the hospital and transferred to a rehabilitation facility, entertainment news outlets report. How long he […]read more
An “override” accident is exactly what it sounds like. The smaller vehicle in an accident slips under the larger one. With tractor-trailers, rear-end accidents have traditionally been the high-risk situations: There are guards that hang from the rear of the trailer, but experts question just how effective they are. The National Transportation Safety Board, in […]read more
As we discussed at the time, in November the National Transportation Safety Board furiously dressed down the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for missing or ignoring obvious warning signs before catastrophic accidents. Leaders called for an investigation into whether the FMCSA had allowed commercial trucking and intercity bus companies to continue operating despite numerous safety […]read more
The California Highway Patrol is taking part in a focused enforcement and education event this week aimed at finding commercial vehicles with faulty or poorly maintained braking systems. The nationwide event, “Brake Safety Awareness Week,” runs through Saturday. “Our goal is to reduce the number and severity of highway collisions caused by faulty brake systems […]read more
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy truck drivers are a serious and growing problem. Their data shows that injury accidents involving large commercial trucks rose 10 percent in 2011, and truck accidents causing fatalities were up by 2 percent. How many of those were caused […]read more
An unfortunate accident in Southern California yesterday left two people with “moderate” injuries and a bunch of unanswered questions about the truck driver at fault. The truck accident occurred in Ventura County on Highway 101, where a police officer was dealing with a pedestrian on the side of the highway. It is unknown why the […]read more
Large trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. This is not to say that commercial truck drivers are more negligent than other motorists. In fact, most are subject to stricter oversight, training and licensing regulations than the typical driver. However, commercial trucks’ sheer size means that the risk of serious or […]read more
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