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Eric T. Chaffin

Event Data Recorders in Large Truck Crashes: Helpful Data to Reconstruct the Crash

After an airplane crash, investigators often focus on finding the “black box,” which is an event data recorder (EDR) that can help provide important clues as to what happened right before the plane went down. Many commercial 18-wheeler trucks and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

NHTSA Rule to Install Speed-Limiting Devices on Trucks May be Stalled

Safety advocates have been trying for years to electronically limit speeds of tractor-trailers on highways. That National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a new rule last August that would equip heavy-duty […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Transportation Company Most Always Shares in Liability for Trucking Accident

Though we may often think of the driver as the liable party when it comes to large truck accidents, there are often a number of other parties that may share in the responsibility for any injuries that may have occurred. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Three Lawsuits Filed Against Truck Driver After Deadly 7-Car Wreck

Drug abuse and driving for too many consecutive hours were factors in a deadly semi-truck crash in Tennessee in June 2015. Six people were killed in that accident, including a middle school band director, and a mother, her daughter, and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

NHTSA Concerned that Auto Accident Fatalities May be Increasing

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), estimates for the number of traffic deaths for the first half of 2015 show a disturbing upward tick. Though there was a slight decline (0.1 percent) in the number of people […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Semi-Truck Driver Fails to Stop and Kills Six

On June 27, 2015, Benjamin S. Brewer was driving a semi truck and trailer along Interstate 75 in Tennessee. He was working for Cool Runnings Express Inc., a transportation company—apparently making his first fun, according to some news reports. Because […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Victim of Multi-Car Accident Involving Semi-Truck Seeks $1M in Damages

It was 2:30 in the morning, and in Fort Worth, Texas, a tragic accident was about to occur. Thirty-seven-year-old Claudia Barraza was driving her BMW on I-30 when she ran into the concrete barrier that separated the lanes. Several good […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Tractor-Trailer Crushes Mitsubishi, Erupts Into Flames—2 Dead

A tractor-trailer accident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, killed two people Thursday morning, April 16, 2015. Niculae Sandulescue, 84 years old, was driving a Mitsubishi Mirage on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, with Paraschiva Sandulescu, 79 years old, as a […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Widow Sues Wal-Mart for Husband’s Untimely Death in a Trucking Accident

Wal-Mart is facing another truck accident lawsuit, this one filed by the widow of a law enforcement officer. The company made headlines last June when one of their drivers, Kevin Roper, smashed his Wal-Mart truck into comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Women Rear-Ended By Semi-Truck File Suit in Madison County

A recent semi-truck accident has resulted in a new lawsuit being filed in Madison County Circuit Court. According to the Madison Record, plaintiffs Michelle Orf and Laura King, who are both residents of Missouri, filed the complaint on March 16, […]