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Fatal Train Crash Raises Questions of Liability

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

A federal investigation has now begun in the derailment and crash of an Amtrak train in DuPont, Washington. The fatal crash appears to have resulted from the train’s excessive speed, and investigators are looking for reasons why the speed was not brought under control prior to the crash. The Amtrak Cascades Train 501 was… Read More »

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Another Year of Rising Roadway Deaths, Says NHTSA

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

2014 was the first year in 50 years that traffic deaths were seen to rise over the totals of the year before. The trend has continued for two subsequent years, with recently-released reports showing that the US again saw more fatalities on its roads in 2016 than in the year before. While the report… Read More »

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Side-Impact Crashes More Likely to Be Fatal

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Side-impact collisions are one of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents for victims. When cars are impacted on their side, the resulting crash is more likely to result in serious injuries for the vehicle’s occupants. Read on to learn more about side-impact collisions, and find out if you’re entitled to money damages… Read More »

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Inspection Blitz Takes Thousands of Trucks Off the Road

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

During the annual international inspection blitz known as Roadcheck this summer, tens of thousands of commercial vehicles were subjected to detailed inspections by enforcement officers, and a startling percentage were taken off the road as a result. The results of the inspection blitz draw attention to the hazards posed by ill-maintained trucks and the… Read More »

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New Study Asks whether Children Possess Neurological Capability to Cross Busy Residential Streets

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Your kids may be in charge of getting themselves home from a nearby bus stop alone if you’re unable to meet them. Like most parents, you probably spent time instructing your children in how to cross the street safely before you let them go off on their own. Despite this careful instruction, new research… Read More »

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Dash Cams Can Help You Prove Your Right to Damages in a Car Accident

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Dash cams—short for dashboard-mounted cameras—were once tools used only by police officers, but they have become more commonplace in the vehicles of average drivers. Read on to learn whether you might benefit from having a dash cam in your vehicle. When you’re involved in a disputed car accident claim, dash cams can provide critical… Read More »

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Restraints Play a Significant Role in Reducing Child Fatalities, Study Finds

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Roadways can be a dangerous place both for you as a driver and your passengers. Your most precious cargo, your children, depend on you to keep them as safe as possible in the car by not only using necessary safety equipment such as car seats, but also using them properly. Unfortunately, new research shows… Read More »

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What Causes Big Rigs to Jackknife?

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

When a semi-truck or 18-wheeler jackknifes, it can do immense damage to nearby vehicles and shut down highways for hours at a time. These catastrophic accidents can often be prevented by careful maintenance and skillful driving on behalf of truckers and trucking companies. Learn more below about what makes tractor-trailers and other large commercial… Read More »

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Study Finds that Increasing Restrictions on Alcohol and Driving Decreases Teen Deaths

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Few moments are as scary to a parent as when their teenage child earns their driver’s license and begins going out to social events on their own. Unfortunately, statistics on the rates of teen injury and death in traffic accidents show that this fear is not unfounded. According to a new study published in… Read More »

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Data Suggests that 2016 a Deadly Year, including Many Drunk Driving Deaths

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

A report released by the nonprofit National Safety Council (NSC) states that 2016 was an even deadlier year on American roads than was 2015. One federal agency has partnered with a technology researcher to try and create a solution to the issue of drunk driving, one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents…. Read More »

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