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Category: Truck Accidents

Truck Under-Ride Accidents Are Usually Fatal

October 14, 2015 | Category: Truck Accidents

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Texas in August 2015 on behalf of the family of 54-year-old Kathryn Dodgen, according to the Houston Press. In 2014 as Kathy approached an intersection, a 40-foot-long trailer pulled out from a driveway into the middle of the road. It was overcast, and Kathy did not see the trailer's thin reflector strips. She did not have time to break until her car was headed straight under the trailer.

New Bill Would Allow Teens to Drive Big Rigs

October 1, 2015 | Category: Truck Accidents

Truck drivers are retiring faster than they are being replaced, and there is a very real shortage of commercial truck drivers that is growing worse by the year. Trucks move the bulk of goods throughout the U.S., and current drivers are limited in the number of hours they can drive per day and per week. To make sure that goods can be moved as needed, there must be more truck drivers.

Wal-Mart, Tracy Morgan Settle Truck Accident Case

June 18, 2015 | Category: Truck Accidents

The Washington Post recently reported that Wal-Mart and Tracy Morgan have reached a settlement with respect to the 2014 crash that involved one of the store’s 18-wheelers and the comedian’s limo bus.  The accident severely injured Morgan and two other passengers and killed a fellow comedian. The settlement terms have not been revealed; however, Morgan has publicly stated that Wal-Mart “did right” by him, his family and his associates’ families as well.

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