Mar 8 2019

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Custy as Top 100 Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Brian Custy as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Indiana For Immediate Release The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce… Read More

Feb 28 2019

On the Job Railroad Injuries and the FELA

Railroads in the United States transported 623,473,905 passengers in 2018.  As we’ve seen on recent news, however, railroad operations can be dangerous or deadly. The Federal Railroad Administration reports that… Read More

Speeding-semi-truck

Feb 3 2019

Proposal to Reduce the Speed of Trucks & Wrecks on Our Roads

A correlation between truck speeds and wrecks. Federal crash data shows that all but 6 states had increases in tractor-trailer related deaths between 2009 and 2017. The top five states… Read More

Jan 26 2019

“Lake-Effect Snow” – What is It & Why Do We Get It?

What is “lake-effect” snow?

Fatal Wreck

Oct 25 2018

Top 5 Causes of Semi-Truck Wrecks

Due to their size and weight, truck wrecks are more dangerous and deadly than typical car crashes.  The average passenger vehicle weighs about 4,000 pounds while a semi-truck can weigh… Read More

Truck Driver Yawning

Oct 18 2018

FMCSA Report on Benefits of Hours of Service Recorders

Fatigue is a major contributing factor in many trucking wrecks.  Extensive periods on duty, irregular work schedules, health issues and poor sleeping conditions make fatigue a definite concern in trucking… Read More

Court Room

Oct 13 2018

The Dying Civil Jury Trial

Civil jury trials constitute less than 1% of dispositions in federal and state courts.  Although the federal Constitution guarantees the right of a civil jury trial, the number of litigated… Read More

Underride-accident

Oct 8 2018

IIHS Testing of Tractor Trailer Rear Underride Guard Systems

In 2011, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested the rear underride guard systems of tractor trailers.  Rear underride guards are metal bumpers that hang down from the back… Read More

Speeding Truck

Sep 27 2018

2016 FMCSA Large Truck Crash Report

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a report detailing 2016 large truck and bus crash statistics. The FMCSA states that a gross vehicle weight greater than 10,000… Read More