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June 2018 Archives

Negligent maintenance can make truck brakes dangerous

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on June 27, 2018

Drivers in New Orleans can face a real threat from commercial trucks whose braking systems are not properly maintained. Due to the weight and mass of this type of vehicle, poorly maintained brakes can lead to devastating crashes and accompanying severe injuries. The risk posed by dangerous truck brakes to everyone else on the road…

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Trucker fatigue the focus of 2018 International Roadcheck

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on June 18, 2018

The International Roadcheck is a three-day inspection spree conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Its purpose is to enforce safety guidelines for bus and commercial truck drivers. An annual event, the roadcheck took place this year from June 5 to 7 and focused on the issue of hours-of-service non-compliance. Drivers in Louisiana who get…

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How technology may play a role in minimizing driver distractions

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on June 13, 2018

For the better part of a decade, a growing number of car accidents in Louisiana and other states have been blamed on drivers distracted by technology. Ironically, it’s technology that could play a role in blocking certain communications while driving that may help curb the problem. According to a National Safety Council survey, about half…

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The most common truck crash injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on June 07, 2018

Drivers in Louisiana most likely know that they should be extra cautious when sharing the road around large trucks. This is because large truck accidents are some of the most serious that occur. Studies show that 97 percent of fatalities in accidents between large truck accidents and passenger vehicles are incurred on the side of…

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Fatal crashes by large trucks increase

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on June 01, 2018

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that fatal accidents involving large trucks in Louisiana and across the United States increased by 3 percent in 2016. The FMSCA study also found that 73 percent of these crashes were due to another person, vehicle, object or animal entering the large truck’s lane. The FMCSA released…

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