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Matthew Wright, Former Insurance Defense Attorney, joins The Law Firm for Truck Safety

FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Matthew Wright knows just how difficult it can be to take on a trucking company following a catastrophic crash. As a former insurance company defense attorney, it was Wright’s job to protect the truck drivers and others when they killed or maimed motorists. Wright says, “Many of the insurance companies cared …

Kentucky Driver Ordered Not to Drive

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Kentucky-licensed truck driver Benjamin Scott Brewer to be an imminent hazard to public safety. As a result, Brewer has been ordered him to not operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce following his involvement in a nine-vehicle, six fatality crash that …

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 …

Two Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash near Kingsport, TN

A tractor trailer was reportedly speeding when it collided with two passenger cars on Highway 11-W near Kingsport, TN, on Thursday, April 12. According to the Johnson City Press, the driver of the tractor trailer had set his cruise control at 58 m.p.h., despite the 45 m.p.h. speed limit, when his truck smashed into two …

Two Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Greeneville, TN

A passenger car collided with a tractor trailer in Greene County, TN, on Sunday, April 1, killing two people in the car, including a 4-month-old baby. According to TimesNews.net, the tractor trailer was traveling on Bridge Burners Boulevard and was struck by the car as it crossed the northbound lanes of 11-E. The driver of …

Tractor Trailer Crashes into State Trooper in Knoxville

Truck driver fatigue appears to have played a part in an accident in Knoxville that left a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper with critical injuries on Tuesday, March 13. According to WATE.com, the trooper was in his vehicle in the median of Interstate 40 finishing paperwork from a traffic stop when a tractor trailer swerved and …

Man Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash in East Ridge, TN

The driver of a passenger car reportedly lost control of his vehicle and collided head-on with a tractor trailer on Interstate 75 in East Ridge, Tenn., on Thursday, March 1. According to the Times Free Press, the crash forced the tractor trailer to strike the East Ridge overpass, splitting the truck in two and spilling …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

Map: U.S. States That Ban Cell Phones & Texting While Driving

The Governors Highway Safety Association has compiled a list of which states restrict or forbid cell phone use for talking or texting while driving. A truck accident attorney always welcomes trucking laws like this. No state bans all cell phone use while driving, but the states differ on their rules and on whom they govern …

Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: November 22 – November 29

Attorneys handling truck accident cases should be familiar with all the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. Of course just being familiar with the regulations is not enough. Attorneys must also conduct thorough discovery in order to apply those regulations to the facts of a specific case. I have handled numerous truck accidents throughout the United …

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