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Thomas Curcio

Man v. Machine

The successful implementation of PTC will be a challenge involving financial issues as well as technology integration.

Thomas Curcio

Man vs. Machine: Series on Positive Train Control

The idea of talking trains may have originated with Thomas and Friends, but if tracks and trains could communicate, how drastically could safety on America’s railroads improve?  It wasn’t until 2008 when the Rail Safety Improvement Act was sanctioned that […]

Mark Emison

Three Surprising Stats on the Everyday Dangers of Railroad Crossings

It takes a skilled team of investigators, experts and railroad crossing attorneys to identify critical information. A railroad company is responsible for assuring that train crossing warning systems are active and in working order.

Coluccio Law

Legal info for Amtrak 501 train crash victims: what you need to know

What happens next? Basic legal information for people who were involved in the Amtrak 501 train derailment crash, from an experienced Washington State lawyer

Randy Appleton

Terror on the Tracks

Last week, we reported on the findings of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in its investigation of last year’s fatal Amtrak crash. Among the agency’s conclusions was a “culture of systemic safety lapses” which caused the accident. The agency […]

Randy Appleton

School Bus Crashes: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Many people consider school bus transportation to be extremely safe. After all, we watch every day as our most precious cargo hop up the school bus steps and drive off for the day. School buses share the road with other […]

Mark Bello

New Security Rules When Flying Into the United States

Effective October 26, anyone on any incoming flight to the U.S., citizen or not, will be subject to stricter passenger screening. Security checks may include more detailed inspections of carry-on bags and electronic devices, as well as interviews at boarding […]

T. Thomas Metier

When Has a Plaintiff Properly Complied with Notice in a Torts Case?

On Nymatore v. Schuerman, (25 Neb. App. 209) the Nebraska Court of Appeals answers that question in an appeal of the grant of summary judgment. On June 19, 2015, Eunice Nyamatore (“Nymatore”) was a passenger on a bus owned and […]

Rick Shapiro

Truck Driver Who Killed Teen in May Appears in Virginia Court

A truck driver accused of killing a teenager and seriously injuring her passenger in May was in court on Oct. 6 for a preliminary hearing in Virginia Beach. Jerode Johnson, 31, is facing several criminal charges stemming from the accident, including […]

Rick Shapiro

Two Die in Horrific Henrico County VA Crash

A couple from Pennsylvania died and a Chesterfield County, Virginia teenager suffered serious injuries in a multi-vehicle crash on I-295 in Henrico County on Oct. 2. The Virginia State Police stated that the fatal accident happened at 2:45 PM on […]