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The Road to Safer Roads: TLFTS 2021 Safety Initiatives Pave a Way to a Future with 0 Truck Crash Fatalities

Being a fierce advocate for families and victims of truck crashes also means fighting for comprehensive trucking safety reform. Too long have the laws governing commercial vehicle safety and safe driving been neglected. Over the years, countless lives have needlessly been lost because of it. Through donations, community involvement, and advocacy of truck safety legislation, …

We are Working to Prevent Underride Crashes Like This One that Killed a Cleveland Teacher

On November 3rd, Danielle Chronister, a 33-year-old teacher for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District was killed in a crosswalk by a dump truck.  This beloved teacher was struck as the dump truck was turning right from East 21st street onto Chester Avenue.  She was knocked to the ground and the truck’s rear tires ran over …

Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable Winter Meeting Includes Discussions You’re Never Supposed to Have with Friends

The founding members of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable met in my Swanton, Ohio “trial bunker” to roundtable cases. Joe Fried, Steve Gursten and I discussed cutting edge legal strategies in trucking cases as we compared notes and shared lessons that we each had learned from record settlements and verdicts across the country in the past three months. …

$16 million verdict in Warren County, Ohio

Michael Leizerman received a jury verdict of $16 million this week on behalf of the estate of a young woman who was killed on I-75 near Cincinnati, Ohio. The case centered around the poor construction protocols that permitted dump trucks to enter the fast lane of I-75 in the middle of the night with inadequate …

The OP-1 and MCS-150 forms in truck accident cases

OP-1 is a form motor carriers use to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for operating authority. MCS- 150 is form to register for a USDOT number. Many companies will have filled out both forms. If you are an attorney handling a tractor trailer collision case, make sure you send a Freedom …

New FMCSA Data includes Lack of Seat Belt Use

Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released safety data from 2011, including the following: One-third of truck occupant fatalities occurred when occupant was not wearing a seatbelt; 64% of large truck fatal crashes occurred on rural roads; of the 530 fatal crashes in work zones in the country, 27% — or 144 …

SUV Crashes into Parked Tractor Trailer in Edinburg, OH

Five people including a pregnant woman were injured when their SUV slammed into a parked tractor trailer at a rest area on Interstate 76 in Edinburg, OH, on Wednesday, May 2. According to RecordPub.com, the SUV failed to slow as it exited the freeway. The driver reported to police that he fell asleep while driving. …

Cement Truck Crashes with School Bus in Barberton, OH

Investigators are examining why a truck’s brakes failed and whether excessive speed played a factor in a crash involving a cement truck and a school bus on Clark Mill Road in Barberton, OH, on Friday, April 27. According to Fox8.com, the driver of the cement truck and the school bus driver both played heroic roles …

Car, Semi Involved in Head-On Collision near Cincinnati

A woman was killed when her car crashed head-on into a tractor trailer on northbound Interstate 71 in Montgomery, OH, on Saturday, April 21. According to Cincinnati.com, the car was traveling south in the northbound lanes when the accident occurred. The driver of the truck and a passenger were both hospitalized with injuries. The impact …

Man Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Dayton, OH

A man was killed when his car smashed into a tractor trailer that police say was parked illegally on a roadside in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday, April 7. According to WDTN.com, the driver of the car may have suffered from a medical condition that caused him to swerve onto the shoulder of Kitridge Road and …

Tractor Trailer Crash Injures Two in Perrysburg, OH

One woman was seriously injured when her car was rear-ended by a tractor trailer on Interstate 75 in Perrysburg, OH, on Tuesday, April 3. According to WTOL.com, the tractor trailer slammed into the back of the slow-moving car, pushing that vehicle into a second one and injuring both drivers. The woman driving the first car …

Pickup Truck, Tanker Truck Collide in Florence Twp., OH

A woman was seriously injured when her pickup truck crashed into a tanker truck in Florence Twp., Ohio, on Tuesday, March 27. According to The Chronicle-Telegram, the accident occurred at the intersection of Mason and Joppa roads. The pickup truck was traveling north when it reportedly failed to yield at a stop sign and crashed …

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