A federal report this week revealed that traffic deaths have risen 9 percent over the last year and have totaled 19,100 in the first six months of 2016. More than 2.2 million people have been seriously injured in that time. The economic cost of those accidents is estimated annually at $410 billion, or 2.3 per...(Continue Reading).
This is an absolutely heart-wrenching video that highlights the costs of distracted driving. Put your phone down when driving. They can wait.
You might notice in jury trials, a lot of times the defendant is black and the jury all white, or at the very least , the jury does not look like a jury of the individual's peers. If you've ever wondered why this is so, the link below does a very good job explaining the realities of the situation, and it is ...(Continue Reading).
THE BLACK LIVES MATTERS MOVEMENT IS IN LARGE PART A RESPONSE TO RACIAL PROFILING AND HARASSMENT BY COPS. THESE ACTIVITIES BY THE POLICE ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. The 4th Amendment is what protects you from being stopped and searched for no reason by the police. The Supreme Court has let the police get away ...(Continue Reading).
According to a new study, Miami is the 4th most dangerous city for pedestrians.
Pedestrians here are more likely to be hit as a result of many factors including traffic volume, pedestrian activity, construction sites, and of course the horrible, horrible drivers that populate our streets. Many people...(Continue Reading).
Common Sense tells us that big rig trucks, whether loaded or unloaded, take more time to stop than the average passenger car. But Why?
At Benjamin Lucas, P.A. the client is NEVER judged by their worst day. I know life comes at us fast, and that sometimes things spin out of control and mistakes happen. I don't cry over spilt milk, and I don't sugarcoat reality. I do a hard analysis of your exact situation, and act to fix the mess.
Trucking industry lobbies for looser regulations. JUST SAY NO!
Truck related accidents are on the rise. In 2013, the most recent year for which finalized statistics are available, 3,541 wrecks killed 3,964 people — an increase of 17.3 percent in just four years. In 2014, the number of death...(Continue Reading).
The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA), P.L. 106-159, mandated a study to determine the causes of, and contributing factors to, crashes involving commercial motor vehicles. The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and National Highway...(Continue Reading).
A Santa Fe jury has awarded what’s believed to be the largest verdict in New Mexico history to the family of a man killed three years ago when a semi truck slammed into his car near Carlsbad.
The jury early Wednesday afternoon awarded Kevin Udy’s wife and children $58.5 million in damages — $47 m...(Continue Reading).