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Truck safety scrutinized after Tracy Morgan crash

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Truck Accidents on June 18, 2014

It was riding on the cutting edge of truck safety technology. Yet the Wal-Mart rig that rammed the chauffeur-driven van carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and friends last week still killed a man and nearly took Morgan’s life as well.

Portland fans of the comic have undoubtedly been relieved in recent days…

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To reduce truck accidents, U.S. to mandate speed limiters

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Truck Accidents on May 6, 2014

One of the first things a beginning driver learns is that speed kills. That is, the faster a person drives, the more difficult it becomes to stop quickly or maneuver safely. That fundamental lesson is about to be applied by the federal government’s Department of Transportation to the trucking industry.

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Recommendations to reduce truck accident injuries and fatalities

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Truck Accidents on April 10, 2014

As everyone who has driven Portland’s interstate highways knows, the most dangerous vehicles are the fast-moving tractor-trailers. They are difficult to maneuver and hard to stop. And when the behemoths are involved in accidents with cars, it’s the occupants of the smaller vehicles who…

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Fatigued truck drivers: Causing accidents, injuries, fatalities

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Truck Accidents on January 31, 2014

The problem of fatigued truck drivers rolling at high speeds down interstates and streets in enormous vehicles plagues Portland and the rest of the U.S. It is well documented that fatigued truckers are far more likely to be in truck accidents than those who…

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