Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys – Blog & News


August
01
Thanks to education and law enforcement efforts, the amount of alcohol-related automobile accidents is declining in Louisiana. According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the amount of people injured because of alcohol-related crashes in th …

June
10
While the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported significant decreases in highway accidents and fatalities within the last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) confirmed marked increases in deaths li …

June
06
Recently, a drunk truck driver was traveling the wrong way down I-10 in Louisiana. Before police were able the stop the 18-wheeler, the driver caused three hit-and-run accidents. Once the driver was forced off the interstate, he was charged with mult …

May
21
Every Louisiana driver understands how intimidating and imposing semis and other large commercial trucks can be. This is true both at highway speeds and in gridlock, even if the truck driver does everything by the book. When a trucker breaks the law …

May
07
Louisiana drivers should be happy to learn that new research by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association show significant safety benefits from technology that electronically controls the speed of commercial trucks. For years, the American Trucki …

April
20
Many businesses are aware of the risks posed by their drivers having an accident. A recent change to federal rules governing commercial drivers has increased that risk. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a new regulation, …

March
16
Statistics taken from the National Traffic Safety Administration's website show that tens of thousands of people are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year, while many more are injured. Historically, a small percentage of these …

March
06
KENTWOOD - Two women were killed and two were injured when an 18-wheeler driven by Stennis Taylor, 50, of Magnolia, Miss., broadsided their Lincoln LS sedan which was stopped in the eastbound lane of LA 38, attempting to turn left into a private driv …

February
10
The Obama administration ruled that truck drivers cannot work more than 11 hours per day, among other hours-of-service (HOS) changes, in an attempt to improve safety and reduce 18-wheeler trucking …

January
06
In recent years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun to find ways to combat fatigued driving, including proposing changes to the hours of service (HOS) rules pertaining to the number of hours that truck drivers can spend …

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