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February 2017 Archives

Federal rules aim to prevent drowsy driving truck accidents

In today's fast-paced world of commerce, companies in California face stiff competition from their rivals to get their goods on store shelves as soon as possible. This culture of competition and immediate customer satisfaction extends even to the drivers of semi-trucks, who are often encouraged either by their employer or by the all-mighty dollar to make their deliveries as quickly as possible. This, in turn, could lead semi-truck drivers to try to drive with as little sleep as possible, if it means reaching their destination sooner. However, drowsy driving can cause serious truck accidents that have the potential to injure or kill other innocent motorists. Therefore, federal rules have addressed when a semi-truck driver must rest and for how long.

Injured brothers sue trucking firm for failing to vet driver

Two brothers who were seriously injured in a 2014 collision with a semi-trailer truck in Mojave, California, have commenced litigation to recover damages for their injuries. The lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against CRST, a trucking company that is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Los Angeles rated top city in US for traffic-related deaths

The maze of freeways and high speed highways that crisscross Los Angeles have cause the city to rank as the deadliest city in the United States for traffic-related deaths. This dire statistic has caused public officials to announce a plan to reduce and ultimately eliminate fatal automobile accidents in the city.

Pedestrian death triggers wrongful death lawsuit

Previous posts here have noted that the survivors of a person who is killed by the negligence or wrongful act of another may be entitled to damages for loss of support and companionship of the decedent. Such cases are generally known as wrongful death actions. According to a recent report, a 2016 crosswalk accident has triggered such an action in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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