Family Fights for New Truck Law Following Fatal Crash

One Texas family is taking the pain from tragedy and fighting for lawmakers in Washington DC to pass a law that would require owners of tractor-trailers and other large trucks to take the measures to increase vehicle visibility.

In October 2018,...

How Are EDRs Used as Evidence in a Virginia Truck Accident Lawsuit?

Whenever there has been any type of plane crash, news reports often cite information about the plane’s “black box” or flight recorder. Many people don’t realize that these are these same types of devices in commercial trucks. These...

What Are the Most Common Factors in Virginia Truck Accidents?

While any vehicle accident can present difficulties in determining the cause of a crash and where liability lies, truck accidents are particularly complicated. These crashes often have contributing factors that only increase the complexities of a...

When Is a Manufacturer Liable for a Truck Accident?

Every year, approximately 5,000 people are killed in truck accidents in the United States. Thousands more victims are left with serious to catastrophic injuries. Under Virginia law, when someone is injured or killed in an accident, the victim or...

Drug Use by Commercial Truck Drivers

One of the most challenging jobs today is long-distance commercial truck driving. The job can be draining both physically and mentally, with long hours on roads and highways that go on and on for hundreds of miles. It can be a boring and lonely...

International Roadcheck Postponed Due to Pandemic

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts International Roadcheck throughout North America. The event is touted as “a high-volume, high-visibility three-day enforcement initiative that highlights the importance of...

Truck Crashes: More Stopping Distance Needed to Avoid Disaster

In order to operate a semi-truck or tractor-trailer, the driver must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). This is because driving these vehicles are much more difficult than operating a passenger vehicle. Turning, maneuvering, parking, and...