It may be a surprise to some, but truck accidents tend to increase during the summer months. Some contributing factors include traffic congestion caused by more drivers on the roadways and an increase in road construction. Also, hot weather raises tire pressure, which can cause blowouts. Trucking is an inherently dangerous industry. The sheer sizeRead More »
A dump truck is an important tool in construction due to its ability to carry loose materials. However, these trucks often pose a safety threat. An accident involving a dump truck tends to have more disastrous outcomes than regular car accidents. This is due to the weight, size, and mobility of commercial trucks. However, theRead More »
Truck lobbyists have responded positively to the new proposed regulations for the Hours of Service (HOS) rules governing how long truck drivers and other commercial truckers can operate their vehicles. However, many people remain skeptical about HOS updates, voicing their concerns that lifting strict mandates may lead to a spike in highway truck accidents relatedRead More »
Personal injury lawsuits usually involve physical injuries. However, some physical injuries are so grave that they are often characterized as “catastrophic injuries.” In these types of lawsuits, the aggrieved parties have suffered injuries that are severe, permanent, and include higher damages due to expensive medical procedures, long-term medical care, and loss of earning capacity. ARead More »
After a motor vehicle accident occurs, its survivors can become very disoriented. Although physical trauma may not be immediately apparent or mentally registered by the victims, it can be very real. The resulting chaos from a truck accident can be much worse than in a car crash, since trucks are bigger, more powerful, and canRead More »
Determining who is responsible for a truck accident is not always an easy task. This is because accidents involving trucks and tractor-trailers are often more complicated than an accident involving two smaller vehicles. For example, if a truck driver drifts out of the proper lane and hits a vehicle driving alongside the truck, most wouldRead More »
Although parking lots at shopping malls are packed with cars during the holiday season, many people have turned to shopping online for gifts and supplies. This translates into more delivery trucks on the roads throughout December. They are on all the roads and highways, and these increasing numbers lead to more truck accidents during theRead More »
With companies like Uber, Google, and Tesla competing to produce self-driving cars, it is no surprise that autonomous trucks are now being tested. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently held a demonstration of an autonomous truck in one of their work safety zones. The truck, valued at $350,000, was manufactured by Royal Trucking, whichRead More »
America is amid a nationwide truck driver shortage. As companies like Amazon and Walmart’s delivery services continue to expand, the trucking industry cannot keep up. Experts say that nearly 15,000 more drivers are needed to fill the shortage. The truck industry estimates that over the next 10 years, trucking companies will need to hire 1,000,000Read More »
Highway construction zones are a high-risk area for everybody, but especially for big trucks. The sheer size and weight of a truck makes for slower reaction times and increases the need for stopping distance compared to smaller vehicles. All of these issues become amplified in the confined lanes of a construction zone, leading to aRead More »
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We want to assure everyone that during this unprecedented and difficult time, we are still operating and will continue to meet all the legal needs of the residents of the Delaware Valley. While the Governor’s recent orders have restricted the operations of some businesses, Eckell Sparks has deployed a variety of applications and hardware that allows both our attorneys and our support staff to confer with clients remotely, provide consultations to those seeking legal advice, and continue to provide the high level of legal services to our clients as we have always done. For more than 50 years, our Firm has been a force in the Delaware Valley legal community. And by now also leveraging technology, we will continue to do so both during, and after, the current public health emergency.
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