Who is Responsible For Accidents Involving Falling Cargo?

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As a truck accident attorney, I often hear the question, ‘What happens if something falls off of a semi-trailer and causes a crash, injury or death?’ The answer is complicated, as are the cases in most instances. The responsible party can be hard to pinpoint. It’s likely that several people and/or companies are responsible for
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What are the restrictions for Truck Drivers in Winter Weather?

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The recent winter vortex has brought hazardous weather across the United States. From power outages in Texas to a negative 30 degree windchill across the Midwest, the extreme temperatures created serious safety hazards. In addition to the dangerous temperatures, winter storms also brought snow and ice that covered major interstates and highways. There seemed to
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Important Insights from the Truck Accident Attorney Symposium

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We were able to attend the first ever virtual meeting of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA). The ATAA adopted a digital format of the annual trucking symposium, which allowed the attorneys at our firm to participate and collaborate during the week-long meeting. An interactive online portal and remote technology made it possible to
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House Bill Increases Insurance Coverage of Semi Trucks to $2M

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Congress is currently working on new legislation that would raise the minimum insurance coverage required to operate a semi-truck in the United States. H.R. 2 is a transportation bill, called the INVEST in America Act, that is moving through the US House. Of course, given the congressional focus on stimulus legislation and related Covid measures,
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The Country Lawyer and the DMV

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This Country Lawyer is not used to waiting for much of anything. Rural Kansas is not big on lines but Covid has put a bit of a kink in things. I found myself at the end of a long line to register that new motorcycle that showed up in my garage. On folding chairs six
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