Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses

Until 1986, many states allowed anyone with a valid driver’s license to drive a commercial vehicle. This state of affairs led to situations where improperly trained drivers were taking 18-wheelers cross-country. Unsurprisingly, the resulting truck accidents were frequently catastrophic. In 1986, Congress passed the Commercial… read more

What Is MCS-90?

Chances are you have never heard of MCS-90. Unless you are in the trucking industry, it may not be familiar to you. Even if you’ve been in an accident with a commercial truck and are seeking compensation for injuries, MCS-90 may not ever be a… read more

Where Are a Semi-Truck’s Blind Spots?

Semi-trucks have large blind spots, or “no-zones,” which are located in the front and rear of the truck and on its sides. The truck driver cannot see a vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist, or another object in the truck’s blind spots. Blind spot accidents are common. Unfortunately,… read more

Do I Need to File a Police Report After a Philadelphia Truck Accident?

Large commercial truck accidents are often devastating and involve multiple vehicles. A passenger truck may not cause as much damage as a semi-truck accident, but there is always the possibility of severe injuries and significant property damage.  Pennsylvania’s Requirement for Reporting a Truck Accident Pennsylvania… read more

How Much Does A Semi-Truck Weigh?

The weight of a semi-truck can vary depending on several factors, specifically concerning the type of semi-truck and the cargo that it is carrying. On average, semi-trucks can weigh up to 25,000 pounds (12.5 tons). More specifically, the semi-tractor, which is the portion of the… read more

Study Reveals Truck Accidents Are a Problem in Pennsylvania

Tractor-trailer accidents can be extremely destructive and even fatal for other drivers on the road. The large size of the trucks can make it difficult to drive safely in some situations like severe weather. Drivers in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania should be particularly wary. A new… read more

Truck Driver Convicted in Fatal New Jersey Accident

Wal-Mart truck driver Kevin Roper pleaded guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and aggravated assault for the fatal 2014 trucking accident that resulted in comedian James McNair’s death. Roper was found to have been driving 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit while… read more

How Long Will My Car Accident Or Truck Accident Case Take?

One question we hear a lot from our clients that have been injured in a car accident or truck accident is “how long will my case take?” Unfortunately, that answer is determined on a case by case basis and there is no one size fits… read more