Recent Blog Posts
Each year for the past fifty years, the total number of people killed in traffic accidents has dropped. This pattern seemed attributable to improving vehicle safety technology and driver awareness of the dangers of drunken or distracted driving. However, for the first time since the 1960s, the total number of roadway fatalities went up… Read More »
Commercial vehicles are generally enormous—20 to 30 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle, in fact. These trucks and buses can do enormous damage in accidents with passenger cars and trucks, making it important that the driver be able to control them at all times. While brake safety is a critical component of… Read More »
Recently, Polaris Industries, the manufacturer of Indian and Victory motorcycles, announced its new Ride Command touchscreen system, which will now come standard on certain of its new models of bike. This makes Polaris the third motorcycle manufacturer to introduce such a system on its motorcycles, joining BMW and Harley-Davidson. It might sound counterintuitive, but… Read More »
Both houses of Congress are currently considering different versions of a transportation spending bill that would alter the permissible working hours for long-haul truckers. The responses from safety advocates has been negative, and the change would run counter to recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board. The rule currently in jeopardy is a… Read More »
Tens of millions of people are involved in car accidents every year, which means there are tens of millions of opinions out there about how car accident claims work. After you’ve been in an accident, you may feel like you are hearing every one of them. Many “facts” about car accidents come from people… Read More »
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created extensive regulations to govern the profession of commercial long-haul truck driving, and with good reason. Large trucks, such as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers are enormous machines weighing up to 80,000 lbs. and capable of doing a great deal of destruction if drivers lose control. The… Read More »
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that 20 of the largest auto manufacturers operating in the US, representing 99% of the American car market, have committed to making Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems a standard feature on all new cars by September of 2022. The commitment has been credited as a… Read More »
Personal injury attorneys Whibbs Stone Barnett discuss how using expert witnesses can help with truck accident lawsuits in Mobile, Pensacola & Ft. Walton Beach.
Pensacola personal injury lawyers Whibbs & Stone describe non-economic compensatory damages such as pain & suffering, mental anguish & Permanent disfigurement.
Since 1938, the laws governing how commercial truck drivers keep track of their hours worked has remained essentially identical: Drivers keep track of their time on a piece of paper, turned in to their employers at regular intervals. Since that time, great advances have occurred in available technology to track miles driven and to… Read More »