Trucks take longer to stop

- August 19th, 2016

Common Sense tells us that big rig trucks, whether loaded or unloaded, take more time to stop than the average passenger car. But Why?

But I Don't Judge You- I Defend You

- August 19th, 2016

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 Accidents on the Rise

- August 16th, 2016

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).

MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT

- August 15th, 2016

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).

Trucking Negligence Can Lead To Large Verdicts- New Mexico Case

- August 15th, 2016

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).

HIT BY A TRUCK?

- August 12th, 2016

TRUCK DRIVERS NEED TO TAKE EXTRA CARE, BECAUSE THEIR VEHICLES ARE EXTRA DANGEROUS.


Fatal truck accidents happen nearly 11 times every single day in this country on average, and killing nearly 4,000 people each year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. More tha...(Continue Reading).

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