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Here’s why semi-trucks jackknife …

"Jackknife" is the term for a semi-truck trailer coming to an acute angle with the truck cab, like a small folding knife. Over the past year, I have been looking the causes of semi-truck jackknifes on Washington highways, as Coluccio Law is currently working on a truck crash case in which fatal injuries were caused [...]

2019-02-12T00:39:02+00:00February 12th, 2019|Driver Inexperience and Errors|

Do you agree that truckers are professional drivers?

Truckers are supposed to be professional drivers. I know this because I've worked on truck crash lawsuits for more than 30 years. Yet, the lawyers on the other side—the insurance company attorneys— almost always object. They accuse me of holding a truck driver to "too high of a standard." They also regularly object to proposing that [...]

2019-01-29T16:53:56+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Truckers|

Semi-truck driver pleads guilty for crash that killed 16

On a clear and bright April afternoon, a semi-truck driver speeded past four warning signs, and an oversized stop sign, striking a bus with violent force. The collision killed sixteen people, most of them 16 to 21-year-old members of the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team. Two more were paralyzed, and another thirteen people were [...]

2019-01-28T00:39:16+00:00January 10th, 2019|In the News|

How truck drivers can avoid a winter storm crash

Winter Storm Diego flooded parts of California last week. It dumped rain and snow across Texas, breaking snowfall records in several cities. As it moved over the Appalachian mountains, the snow and ice knocked out power for about 300,000 people, and in some areas, left nearly two feet of snow. There were more than 700 winter storm [...]

2018-12-11T00:20:42+00:00December 11th, 2018|Weather|

How marijuana laws have changed – but not for truck drivers

Laws in several states permit the sale and use of recreational marijuana. In another 31 states and Washington D.C., laws allow for medical marijuana. Oregon, Washington, and Colorado—the first states to legalize recreational marijuana—have had a 5.2% overall increase in crashes, according to an IIHS study. We are only beginning to understand the effect that marijuana [...]

2018-11-19T22:04:05+00:00November 19th, 2018|Trucking Laws|