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Melanie J. VanOverloop

Preparing for a Holiday Road Trip? Don’t Skip Out On Sleep!

It’s a well known fact that severely sleep-deprived drivers are at an increased risk of being involved in a crash, but what is less well known is how getting just two hours less than the recommended seven to eight hours […]

Randy Appleton

Three Children and One Adult Killed in Gruesome S.C. Truck Accident

A grisly truck accident killed three children – all under the age of 10 – and an adult. The horrific crash occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on Interstate 95 in Yemassee, South Carolina. According to officials with the Colleton County […]

Tatum O’Brien

Why Carry More Auto Insurance Than the Limits?

In North Dakota, drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of bodily injury liability coverage equal to $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident, and $25,000 per accident for property damage. Why should you consider carrying more? When a crash is […]

Randy Appleton

NTSB Releases Study Results, Says More Safety Rules Needed for Single-Unit Trucks

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released the results of its safety study on single-unit truck crashes. The study, which was conducted over a five-year period, between the years 2005 through 2009, examined the injury severity and crash characteristics […]

Randy Appleton

NTHSA Moves to Prevent Deaths in Rear-End Collisions With Trucks May Fall Short

Driver safety advocates greeted a late-2015 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the use and design of underride guards on commercial trucks with mixed emotions. While all agreed that updating standards for which vehicles must carry […]

Florence J. Murray

Driverless Cars: Wave of the future or Major Road Hazard?

Imagine driving down the road, glancing into the vehicle next to you, and noticing that the other driver is not paying attention.  Unfortunately, this happens everyday. Distracted driving is a dangerous reality.  Drivers get distracted by texting, talking, or eating […]

Rick Shapiro

Big Rig Driver Charged in Fatal NC Crash

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has charged a tractor trailer driver in an accident that killed a teenager in Gaston County last week. State troopers reported that the driver of the big rig was pulled over on the shoulder of […]

David Brose

Litigation Tips Related to Truck Driver Fatigue

When fatigue is a suspected truck accident claim, the above standards are effective approaches to how the accident may have occurred.

Jon Lewis

If you need a lawyer, who would an attorney recommend?

We have been discussing this issue this whole month.  Our firm receives numerous referrals from other attorneys, and we are proud to be the recipient of referrals from colleagues.  Here is a testimonial for Jon Lewis from an attorney who […]

Jon Lewis

Where do attorneys send their clients in a car accident?

With so much attorney advertising these days, how does a person know who to hire?  Many people like to get opinions on where to go, and if they know an attorney who practices in a different area of law, they […]