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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, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Widow Sues Kaplan Trucking Over Deadly Unsecured-Load Accident

A West Virginia widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Kaplan Trucking and the Nucor Corporation. She claims the defendants are liable for her husband’s death, and seeks compensatory damages in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Fatal Accident Investigation Continues, Prescription Drugs, Marijuana Pipe Allegedly Found in Truck

The investigation continues into what happened that caused a Quickway Transportation Inc. truck driver to veer off Interstate 35 in Oklahoma, cross a median, and hit a van on September 26, 2014. According to a Bloomberg article, police allegedly found […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Technology Aims to Deter Truck Accidents by Preventing Drowsy Driving

If you are a truck driver and driving and close your eyes you may hear an alarm sound. If you feel yourself falling asleep, you could soon hear an alert to help you stay awake. It might sound impossible, but […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Tanker Dumps Thousands of Gallons of Fuel Into Richland Creek

According to news reports, on August 15, 2014, a man driving a tanker truck for Tri Star Trucking pulled out of a fuel depot in Nashville, Tennessee, and overturned on Centennial Boulevard. The driver jumped out and escaped major injury, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Truck Driver Shortage Attributed to Stricter Regulations and Desire to Work Locally

There is a shortage of men and women who have been properly licensed to drive a truck in Western Pennsylvania and across the nation. According to an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, stricter regulations and the desire to work […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Woman Awarded $1 Million in Truck Accident Lawsuit

When a car is in an accident that involves a semi truck or other large truck, the damages can be catastrophic. That’s what happened to Shannon Brown of Maryland on July 13, 2006. She was driving through an intersection when […]

Eric T. Chaffin

10 Ways Truck Accident Lawsuits Are Different From Car Accident Lawsuits

If you’ve ever sat inside a big semi truck, you know that it’s a lot different from a car. The instrument panel looks more like one you might see in an airplane, and the distance between you and the ground […]

Eric T. Chaffin

10 Soldiers Injured in Ohio Truck Accident

According to a WKBN news report, ten members of the Ohio Army National Guard were seriously injured in a truck accident on June 1, 2014. The accident occurred at the intersection of Route 5 and Route 532 near Newton Falls. […]

Patrick Booth

Examining HOS Regulations in a Driver Fatigue Case

A 1995 National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) study determined that driver fatigue is a contributing factor in as many as 30-40 percent of all heavy truck crashes. An Insurance Institute for…