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Attorney Joe Fried talks about his experience litigating the tragic school bus accident that killed 6 elementary students in Chattanooga, TN

Written by Steve Gursten Posted January 5th, 2017

“There’s a big difference between lawyers who do this for a living [litigating bus accident cases] versus lawyers…where this is not their day-to-day lives….”

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Less than one month after the fatal Baltimore accident involving a school bus and a public MTA bus that killed six people and injured 10 more, another terrible bus accident has … Read More

Tips for attorneys: How to settle a truck accident for “8 figures”

Written by Steve Gursten Posted December 7th, 2016

Roundtable Co-Founders will share tips that can literally add millions of dollars to a truck accident settlement during a national CLE webinar today

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There are strategies and tactics that can literally add millions of dollars to a truck accident settlement. We know because when protecting clients who’ve been seriously injured in catastrophic wrecks, or the … Read More

Why elderly truck drivers are causing more truck accidents than ever

Written by Steve Gursten Posted November 22nd, 2016

As the trucking industry faces a truck driver shortage, many elderly truck drivers are filling in; here are the serious consequences

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This blog post is about elderly truck drivers, but I want to start quickly with a different layer: I was recently interviewed as a truck accident attorney and safety expert on the CBS Evening … Read More

Could the Baltimore school bus-MTA accident have been prevented with better school bus driver training?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted November 10th, 2016

A CDL and about 10 hours of training, and most school bus drivers can get behind the wheel under Federal law, bringing light to a national issue of school bus driver safety and bus crash prevention

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Earlier this year, we wrote about how the FMSCA wants to improve training standards for entry-level bus and truck … Read More

Will self driving trucks be used to extend Hours of Service?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted November 3rd, 2016

As Otto teams with Budweiser to deliver its first haul via self driving truck, our truck accident attorneys discuss how new technology will extend HOS for truckers

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Those enjoying a Budweiser in Colorado Springs may have a robotic truck to thank for the cold beer.
Last week, self driving truck start-up Otto teamed with … Read More

The truck lobby’s asinine arguments against emergency braking systems

Written by Steve Gursten Posted October 26th, 2016

Attorney Joe Fried tells govtech.com why naysayers are off the mark, as legislation drags on commercial truck emergency braking systems

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A recent story on gov.tech.com highlights the ugly power of the trucking lobby. Preventable truck accident injuries and deaths are occurring every single day, as D.C. bureaucracy drags its heels on proposed legislation that would … Read More

Otto Uber deal poses the question: Do autonomous trucks need drivers?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted October 19th, 2016

As driverless truck startup company Otto has been acquired by ride-sharing giant Uber, trucking attorneys and industry experts weigh in on the need for a driver in the cab as this technology becomes reality

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Our attorneys have been writing about the future of autonomous trucks for quite some time, and speculating whether the commercial transportation … Read More

Why a records preservation letter is so important in a truck injury lawsuit

Written by Steve Gursten Posted October 13th, 2016

Truck litigation tip No. 5: When attorneys should send a records preservation letter – and how

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Last week, we discussed the importance of why attorneys in a truck accident lawsuit should take photos of the cab of the tractor trailer and the scene of a serious wreck. The most important reason to do this is … Read More

In a truck accident lawsuit, a picture is worth a thousand words

Written by Steve Gursten Posted September 20th, 2016

Litigation tip No. 4: Attorneys must obtain the photos and videos of a truck wreck

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In continuing our series of truck accident litigation tips for attorneys, today we’d like to cover why it can be so important to get photos and videos of the truck accident scene and the truck itself.

Why are photos of

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Why attorneys should always FOIA the FMSCA

Written by Steve Gursten Posted September 8th, 2016

Sending a Freedom of Information request can change your entire case

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Last week, we wrote about the great checklists provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), that can help attorneys to uncover the key federal regulations and safety violations that lay behind every truck accident. Attorneys should do this right away, so no … Read More

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