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How Do Companies Fight Truck Accident Lawsuits?

Truck accidents often leave the worst injuries and damages for the victim of accidents on the road. It is not uncommon for defense attorneys in truck accident cases to try to blame victims for their injuries. Why do companies do this? This is done in an attempt to reduce potential damages that could go to victims, by placing responsibility in their hands. Therefore it is important to speak to our Atlantic City injury attorneys if you have been involved in a truck crash. Sadly, this occurred recently when Wal-Mart filed documents in a federal court in response to a lawsuit brought on by actor Tracy Morgan. Morgan was involved in a truck accident in Newark in 2014, when Kevin Roper struck the limousine he was riding in. Roper, who was working for Wal-Mart, was charged with death by auto and assault by auto charges in a state court. He reportedly…
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Could Putting Guardrails on 18 Wheelers Prevent Deadly Wrecks?

The Press of Atlantic City recently published an article about whether making side guardrails on 18 wheelers mandatory would help prevent deadly car crashes. How Would Putting Guardrails on 18 Wheelers Prevent Fatal Accidents? While federal law already requires 18 wheelers to have rear underride guardrails. Rear underride guards prevent cars from going underneath a truck’s trailer if there is a rear-end crash. However, there is no federal law requiring trucks to have side underride guards, which are mounted on the side of the trailer between the front and rear tires to prevent cars from going underneath the trailer during a side-impact wreck. According to The Press of Atlantic City report, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) believes that trucks with side guardrails are less at risk of being involved in fatal accidents. The IIHS says that side underride guards could prevent hundreds of deadly wrecks each year. Per…
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Will the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ Law Help Prevent Waste Worker Injuries?

Recently, the state legislature in New Jersey and Governor Chris Christie passed a new law meant to prevent recycling industry and waste worker injuries. The new law (A-4452/S-518) is similar to the ‘Slow Down to Get Around Law’ that provides police and other emergency workers protection when their vehicles are pulled over with the lights flashing. How Could the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ Law Help Protect Waste Workers? Per the Cape May County Herald, like the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ law, this new law should be able to help prevent recycling industry and waste worker injuries. Under the new law, which is now in effect, motorists are required to safely move one lane over and drive with caution when passing waste trucks that have their lights flashing. If vehicles give waste trucks room and pass them with caution, then it should help keep waste workers safe. The new…
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