Truck Accident

Recent Updates To Truck Safety Scoring System

by Jordan Lebovitz | August 18th, 2017

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) recently revised its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) methodology. In this newly revised methodology, twelve (12) new roadside inspection violations are added to the company’s overall CSA score. A subset of the Department of Transportation, the FMCSA uses these scores to score motor carriers (the […]

Questions To Ask When Hiring An Attorney After A Truck Crash

by Jordan Lebovitz | May 15th, 2017

Handling truck crashes is vastly different from handling a motor vehicle crash. And I want to emphasize that there is no such thing as a truck “accident.” That term is consistently used by insurance companies and truck companies to minimize what the truck driver did, or failed to do, in causing a truck crash. Truck […]

Pre-Trip Inspection Essential For Semi-Truck Before Travel

by Jordan Lebovitz | February 16th, 2017

Although it is not an actual safety mechanism or device, the pre-trip inspection is essential to ensure the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle or semi-truck before every truck driver gets on the road each day. More importantly, if you are found with any component part that is not in working order if stopped […]

Understanding How Air Brakes Work On A Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

by Jordan Lebovitz | February 15th, 2017

Air brakes are likely the most important component part of modern commercial motor vehicles. The air brake system on a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), or semi-truck as commonly referred to, uses compressed air to push the brake shoe lining onto the brake drum creating friction to slow the wheel down. That may sound complicated – […]

Online Shopping May Lead to More Ohio Trucking Accidents

by Cary Graham | December 5th, 2016

The numbers are in. Cyber Monday brought in more than $3 billion for online retailers this year. That’s a lot of packages being routed through just a handful of mail providers, and the shopping season is just getting started. FedEx was expected to hire 50,000 people this holiday season, while UPS estimates a 14% increase […]

“Look Out!” for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety – Are We Doing Enough?

by Andrew R. Young | October 21st, 2015

In this magnificent country of ours it may be difficult to accept the fact that as a nation we are decades behind in protecting our pedestrians and bicyclists. According to the most recent statistics published by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the U.S. experienced near 5,000 pedestrian roadway deaths and over 700 bicyclist […]

Trucking Safety: Do You Know the Acronyms?

by Staff | December 11th, 2014

Speaker Andy Young Educates Attorneys on Trucking Litigation

Ohio Truck Accident Demonstrates Importance of Move Over Law

by | October 16th, 2014

It’s no secret that the highway is a dangerous place, but those who are affected most often by these risks are the men and women who put their lives on the line to ensure safety along these stretches of road. According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, five firefighters and 12 law enforcement officers are […]

Truck Underride Accident Results in $34.6 Million Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim

by Staff | October 10th, 2014

by Andrew Young, Esq. Eight stone-carved figures, 43 feet tall, are located in pairs at the four corners of Cleveland’s Lorain-Carnegie bridge. These art deco figures, known as the “Guardians of Traffic,” stood watch as the events of November 14, 2010, unfolded at the bridge’s crest. A dump truck made a lane change directly in […]

7 Driving Tips to a Safe Lane Change

by Andrew R. Young | April 3rd, 2014

Daily we witness careless drivers cutting off other motorists or our own vehicles. We also see aggressive drivers rapidly changing lanes, weaving in and out of traffic, ignoring the right-of-way. What happens next? You or others are forced to evasively steer or brake to avoid the aggressive or careless driver. Unpleasant thoughts immediately come to mind […]