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Trucking company involved in fatal truck accident in Preble County, Ohio, has increasingly deadly record

Written by Steve Gursten Posted February 25th, 2017

Data from FMCSA’s SAFER system shows fatal truck accidents involving Swift Transportation jumped 71%; injury accidents went up 52%; and overall accidents increased 54%

I litigated my truck injury case with Swift Transportation in 2007. It appears the Ohio trucking company wants to make sure truck wreck attorneys like myself are keeping busy.  Swift Transportation … Read More

Rehearing denied on OOIDA’s challenge to FMCSA’s ELD mandate

Written by Steve Gursten Posted February 18th, 2017

New FMCSA ELD rule requiring truckers to use ‘electronic logging devices’ will prevent many truck accidents and does not violate truck drivers’ Fourth Amendment rights

A legal loss for OOIDA (the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) is a victory for trucking safety.

In January 2017, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied … Read More

Debunking trucker myths about safety of not wearing seatbelts

Written by Steve Gursten Posted February 10th, 2017

Science shows seat belts save truck drivers’ lives. Our own attorneys have seen the difference they make in the cases we handle for injured truck drivers. So why isn’t everyone strapped in?

Commercial truck drivers need to wear seat belts when they’re on the road.

Not only is it the law, but it’s the best, … 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

A truckers’ ‘special skill and knowledge’ is a factor in assessing duty of ‘ordinary care’

Written by Steve Gursten Posted August 25th, 2016

Some judges mistakenly say truckers should be judged by the same negligence standards as motorists, and do not understand how a truck driver is more like an airplane pilot than a motorist

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Driving a large, commercial, tractor-trailer truck is nothing like driving a passenger car.

Just ask the truckers. They’ll tell you.

These big trucks … Read More

Will ‘ELD Mandate’ deliver on ‘promise’ of preventing truck accidents and saving lives? Or be undermined by trucking company abuse?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted August 9th, 2016

In his article for the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group’s Journal, Jordan Jones, Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable Executive Director, analyzes the ‘Electronic Logging Device” amendment to the FMCSRs

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Jordan Jones, the Executive Director of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable, has published an article about the ELD Mandate (“electronic logging devices” for commercial trucks) … Read More

Texas Road Death Rate Continues to Rise

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 13th, 2016

Every 2.5 hours, a loved one was lost on Texas roads in 2014. Every two minutes, a loved one was injured. As one of the nations leaders in truck-related deaths, the growing number of trucks in Texas is worrisome.

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3,500 dead, over 17,000 seriously injured on Texas roads

In 2014, more than one in ten … Read More

Trucks Take Bigger Share of Arkansas Road Death Toll

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 13th, 2016

Arkansas is one of the top 5 states in truck-related accident fatalities. There’s  numerous reasons for this, and the tide doesn’t seem to be turning anytime soon.  Although Arkansas traffic deaths have dropped since 2004,  the role large trucks play in the situation is exactly the opposite, rising each year.

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In 2014, trucks killed over … Read More

Large Trucks Involved in 1/3 of North Dakota Road Deaths

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 13th, 2016

Large trucks are doing damage in North Dakota, claiming the lives of more than 1/3 of people involved in accidents. This number is actually ranked the HIGHEST in the country for truck-related accidents. This number is staggering and something that needs to addressed by the state, as predictions foresee a worse future.

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Truck accidents have … Read More

Truck Accident Deaths Spike in Oklahoma

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 13th, 2016

2014 was a bad year for Oklahoma road deaths involving large truck crashes. It broke the state’s norms with 134 deaths – the second-highest rate since 2002.

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Truck-related road deaths claimed one in every five of the lives lost on Oklahoma’s roads, or 3.5 deaths per 100,000 people. There were over 2,000 injuries in total … Read More

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