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Are Commercial Vehicle Accidents on the Rise in California?

Over the past decade, large truck accidents throughout the country have risen 52% and show no sign of slowing. Last year alone there were approximately 116,000 injuries from commercial vehicle accidents, which changed the victims’ lives without notice. Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation and its annual Fatality Analysis Reporting System, over… Read More »

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Mechanical Failures Can Cause Serious Truck Accident Injuries In Encino, California

It is no secret that the size of semi-trucks can cause severe injuries when truck driver negligence plays a role in a traffic collision. Distracted or exhausted truck drivers cause thousands of truck crashes each year, and change the lives of the injury victims these serious accidents leave behind. But driver negligence is not… Read More »

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Long Commutes Can Lead To Trucker Fatigue & California Truck Accidents

At Binder & Associates, our Encino, California truck accident attorneys understand that throughout the United States, commerce relies on the trucking and transportation industry’s ability to work around the clock. Unfortunately, our Los Angeles County personal injury lawyers also know that when drivers suffer from fatigue, their potential to cause an accident is higher… Read More »

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Two Los Angeles Sisters Are Hit By Semi-Truck On The Way To Middle School

When most people think of semi-truck accidents, they envision the large, heavy vehicles overturned on the highway, snarling traffic. Since these commercial vehicles spend most of their time making long-haul runs throughout California and the rest of the country, it is often hard to imagine colliding with one in your own neighborhood. Unfortunately, it… Read More »

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Metrolink Train Accident Results In Critical Injuries

Earlier today, a tragic accident involving a truck and a Metrolink train left 28 people injured. Four experienced serious injuries. According to The Los Angeles Times, the driver involved in the accident attempted to evade officers but was later taken into custody. The accident happened as the train was traveling at about 79 mph…. Read More »

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Regulators Urged To Tighten Rules, Prevent Truck Accidents

When it comes to improving road safety, most of us think about car and motorcycle safety rules, but what about trucks? According to official data, people have been impacted by deadly large Truck Accidents Attorney more often than ever. In 2013, 3,964 people died in large truck accidents and truck drivers are not the… Read More »

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Should Trucks Be Fitted With Crash Avoidance Features?

Binder & Associates Encino Personal Injury Attorney When it comes to crash avoidance technology, many manufacturers of passenger vehicles are already working on developing a series of features that have been saving the lives of its drivers for some years. Today, a consumer is able to purchase a car that comes with features that will… Read More »

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Unsecured Loads, Overloaded Trucks and Truck Accidents

Binder & Associates Encino When truck drivers or other trucking company employees fail to properly secure and/or load trucks, they increase the risk that serious truck accidents will occur and that other motorists on the road will be injured (if not killed). Specifically, unsecured loads and overloaded trucks make it more likely that:  Trucks… Read More »

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Trucking Company Negligence (Part 2)

Continuing from Trucking Company Negligence (Part 1)¸ the following explains some additional common examples of how trucking company negligence can cause serious traffic accidents. Failing to properly train truck drivers – Although commercial truck drivers should have their CDLs before being hired by trucking companies, these companies are generally responsible for training their new drivers… Read More »

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Trucking Company Negligence (Part 1)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is primarily responsible for establishing and enforcing regulations for commercial truck drivers and the trucking companies that employ them. From establishing the maximum numbers that drivers can work to specifying the regularity with which commercial trucks must be inspected, the FMCSA is dedicated to: Minimizing the number… Read More »

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