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Safe Driver Week set for July

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on May 24, 2018

Each year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance spearheads Operation Safe Driver Week. The goal of the traffic safety enforcement crackdown is to limit unsafe driving habits and the accidents they cause. This year, the event is scheduled for July 15 – 21 throughout Louisiana and the rest of the nation. The goal of Operation Safe Driver…

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National safety group hopes to end fatal accidents by 2050

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on May 03, 2018

Despite recent efforts to curb the epidemic, an average of around 100 people die on American highways every day. A transportation safety group is seeking to reduce the number of traffic fatalities in Louisiana and across the country to zero by 2050. Known as Road to Zero, the 675-member safety coalition is headed by the…

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Settlements for commercial truck accidents

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on April 25, 2018

Louisiana victims of commercial truck accidents caused by truck driver or trucking company negligence have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Rather than going through litigation, though, they may be able to have their case resolved out of court through a settlement. This could save both time and money. Settlements are usually achieved…

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CVSA schedules 2018 International Roadcheck for June

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on March 28, 2018

Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducts a 72-hour International Roadcheck across the country, where inspectors stop commercial truck drivers and bus drivers at random and check for compliance with safety guidelines. Truckers in Louisiana should know that this year’s inspection spree will be conducted from June 5 to June 7 and that the…

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OOIDA seeks rehearing of sleep apnea lawsuit

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on March 06, 2018

Drivers who get behind the wheel on Louisiana highways may be particularly concerned about the threat posed by truck accidents. A collision with a large semitruck or tractor-trailer can cause severe injuries, major property damage and even death. Because of the size, weight and mass of these vehicles, accidents can be particularly damaging. There are…

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Trade group wants hours of service regulations revised

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on February 19, 2018

Truck drivers in Louisiana and around the country would be able to break up their journeys into segments without affecting strict hours of service regulations under a petition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. Hours of service rules are designed to prevent accidents caused by drowsy truck…

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Medical conditions raise crash rate for truck drivers

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on October 25, 2017

Virginia residents who drive trucks or share the road with them may be interested to know that truckers with health problems are more likely to be involved in accidents than healthy truck drivers. A study found that the more health problems a trucker has, the higher the chances are of having an accident. Researchers at…

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Sleep apnea bill may benefit truckers in Louisiana

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on October 13, 2017

In August of 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officially withdrew a bill meant to set up criteria for obstructive sleep apnea testing among truck operators. The FMCSA had been working on the bill throughout the previous year, taking up suggestions made by the Medical Advisory Board and setting up public meetings with trucking…

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How video can help with an accident investigation

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on August 09, 2017

There are many reasons why a Louisiana resident may be involved in a truck accident. In some cases, the driver of the truck may have been distracted, driving too fast for road conditions or making unsafe lane changes when the collision occurred. However, truck drivers are not always at fault when an accident takes place….

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DOT withdraws two proposed trucking rules

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on July 31, 2017

Louisiana motorists may not know that the U.S. Department of Transportation has withdrawn two proposed rules aimed at the trucking industry, according to the agency’s biannual regulatory calendar update report. The withdrawals are reportedly due in part to the Trump administration’s aversion to new federal regulations. One of the proposed rules, issued last September, would…

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