Truck Accidents | Posted on September 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm by rehmlaw
When a person is hurt in a crash involving a big rig truck, the period following the accident could be a very challenging one. For one, the injuries coming out of such accidents can be incredibly severe, and can have major ramifications for a person and their everyday life.
Truck Accidents | Posted on July 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm by rehmlaw
Sadly, truck accidents take thousands of lives a year here in America. Among the individuals who are sometimes the victims of fatal truck crashes are nonmotorist. For example, pedestrians are sometimes fatally struck by big rigs.
Truck Accidents | Posted on July 7, 2017 at 7:47 pm by rehmlaw
Large trucks are different from other vehicles in many ways. Some of these ways touch on safety. Take, for example, the distance it takes for big rigs and similar vehicles to stop. Large trucks generally require much more stopping distance than the average vehicle. How much longer does stopping take for such trucks? According to materials from a recent safety campaign the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is involved in, around 40 percent longer.
Truck Accidents | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 7:55 pm by rehmlaw
Many things can impact traffic safety in a region. This includes how safe of a condition the trucks that are on the region’s roads are in. A recent set of surprise commercial vehicle inspections performed in Lincoln found quite a few safety shortcomings.
Truck Accidents | Posted on April 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm by rehmlaw
A recent news story in Overdrive, an online news source for the trucking industry, reports that Department of Transportation employees in Utah and Michigan have been charged in connection with accepting bribes in exchange for issuing commercial driver’s licenses to drivers who had not passed the requisite tests.
Truck Accidents | Posted on March 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm by rehmlaw
Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made a decision regarding some controversial provisions of the federal hours-of-service rules for commercial motor vehicles. The provisions regarded what sort of break a CMV driver had to take to trigger a “restart” for weekly hours-of-service rules. The provisions mandated that this break contain two overnight periods (1 a.m. to 5 a.m.).
Truck Accidents | Posted on March 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm by rehmlaw
Large trucks carry all manner of different loads out on U.S. roads. Whatever type of load a truck is carrying, it is critical for the load to be properly secured. Mistakes when it comes to securing a load, such as not using tie-downs properly, using damaged tie-downs or loading a truck improperly, can create big safety dangers on the roads.
Truck Accidents | Posted on February 16, 2017 at 8:11 pm by rehmlaw
Many legal issues can come up in the wake of a big rig accident. This includes issues related to possible wrongful death claims. When big rigs and other vehicles collide, there can be substantial death tolls. The occupants of the vehicle a semi truck collides with can be particularly vulnerable to fatal injuries in such accidents.
Truck Accidents | Posted on January 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm by rehmlaw
States can vary greatly in what jobs are “hot” in them at a given time. Here in Nebraska, one type of job that has become hot lately are truck driving jobs, according to a recent NBC Nebraska article. The article noted high demand for this job among employers and strong competition for such jobs.
Truck Accidents | Posted on November 30, 2016 at 8:24 pm by rehmlaw
Nebraska drivers know that safe driving requires constant focus. A distracted driver can wreak havoc within seconds, particularly at high speeds. The risks of a traffic accident are significantly greater when a semi is involved because of the weight and momentum of the big rig.