Recent contacts with truck and bus operators indicate that some, particularly smaller operators, are mistakenly assuming that if a driver possesses a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), he or she is trained and experienced commercial vehicle driver. This it not true and can be a very dangerous mistake.
The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Matthew Wright of the law firm, Wright Law PLC has successfully achieved Board Certification as a truck accident law advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.
Below is a checklist that we use at Wright Law PLC in truck accident cases to help maximize recoveries and ensure that clients receive just compensation for what has been taken from them:
I just returned back the office after a productive week of learning and speaking at the 2018 Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Symposium, which was attended by a great crowd of around 275 truck accident attorneys from around the country. I presented on “Understanding Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Devices” and I always learn… Read More
Most truck accident cases handled by WRIGHT LAW PLC come through attorney referrals who have busy practices in personal injury law or general areas. There are many advantages to entering joint-representation or co-counsel agreements. Joint representation agreements are ethical and allow lawyers to share contingent fee recoveries under Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Professional… Read More
What is love? T. Tillis said, “To love and to be loved is everything.” Webster’s Dictionary defines love as, “strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties.” For the ancient Greeks there were actually 4 words that could all be translated to the 1 English word love. The most intense of the… Read More
Just introduced in mid-November, Tesla has unveiled its new electric Semi, a Class 8 semi-tractor that can haul 40 tons and travel 500 miles between charges. Enhanced Autopilot technology comes standard with each unit, which effectively means that every new Semi will be ready to operate at a higher level of automation than current vehicles… Read More
In April 2017, Navigant Research released a ranked list of the manufacturers most likely to achieve production of autonomous motor vehicles capable of operating at Level 4 automation within ten years — fully driverless operation under defined conditions, such as clear weather, low congestion, or controlled-access highways. Though the list emphasized passenger vehicles, with Ford,… Read More
The commercial trucking industry has not fared especially well this year in its efforts to gain congressional and regulatory approvals toward adoption of driverless and assisted driving technologies. As we observed earlier in the year, the economic incentives for the industry have spurred significant technological developments that can make highly automated trucking a reality in… Read More
This blog has previously observed that automated truck platooning is likely to emerge as one of the first practical applications of driverless automotive technology. When two or more trucks can follow one another closely by means of digitally connected braking and accelerating systems, fuel savings for both trucks can range from 5 to 10 percent… Read More