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From time to time, Whiting Law Group publishes blog posts on topics of interest to the firm’s clients and to the wider legal community.

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Distracted Driving Awareness

Distracted Driving Awareness

August 16, 2016

431,000. That’s the number of people injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2014, according to the U.S Department of Transportation. The National Safety Council estimates that 25% of crashes involve cell phones (phone conversations or text messaging). …

NTSB Calls for Immediate Action on Collision Avoidance for Vehicles

NTSB Calls for Immediate Action on Collision Avoidance for Vehicles; Cities Slow Progress as Major Safety Issues

August 9, 2016

In a recent report, the National Transportation Safety Board outlined the life-saving benefits of currently available collision avoidance systems and recommended that the technology become standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles. NTSB’s Special Investigation report, “The Use of …

A Truck Driver’s Health Issues Impact Alertness

A Truck Driver’s Health Issues Impact Alertness

August 2, 2016

A recent CBS News investigation found hundreds of instances in which crashes were linked to drivers’ health issues, particularly sleep disorders and vision problems. There’s no thrill for the millions of motorists who may be navigating the interstates alongside truck …

Accidents Due to Negligent Pavement & Shoulder Edge Drop-Offs

Accidents Due to Negligent Pavement & Shoulder Edge Drop-Offs

July 25, 2016

A pavement or shoulder edge drop-off is a condition where there is a significant elevation change (uneven pavement) from one travel lane to another, or between a travel lane and the adjacent shoulder. This condition is known to be hazardous …

Safety Technology to Combat Driver Distraction and Fatigue

Safety Technology to Combat Driver Distraction and Fatigue

July 18, 2016

Advances in technology are giving trucking companies increasingly sophisticated ways to combat distracted and drowsy driving – two of the biggest threats to fleet safety. Additional safety technology offers a video safety system designed to help motor carriers to tackle …

sleepy truck drivers

Study Finds Additional Research Needed To Better Understand Driver Fatigue

July 12, 2016

While there is some evidence that fatigue among truck drivers increases the risk of crashes, questions remain about effective ways to minimize that risk, according to a new report from the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report, …

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Scaffolding Accidents at Construction Sites

July 6, 2016

The construction accident lawyers at Whiting Law Group, Ltd. understand how difficult it can be to identify the right legal action if you are injured in a construction accident and unsure about what to do next. According to the Occupational …

What can cause debris to fall on a construction site

What can cause debris to fall on a construction site?

June 23, 2016

The construction accident lawyers at Whiting Law Group, Ltd. understand how difficult it can be to identify the right legal action if you are in a construction site accident and you’re unsure about what to do next. Top Causes of …

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How Can I Prove My Trucking Accident Case Using the Data from the Black Box?

June 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration[1] provides that of the approximately 411,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2014, 3,424 resulted in at least one fatality, and 82,000 resulted in at least one nonfatal injury. The …

Suing Uber

Litigating Against Uber

May 16, 2016

You’ve probably heard of Uber; its motto is “Tap a button, get a ride.”  Uber is an application that helps people find transportation from his or her smartphone.  It’s like hailing a cab from a smart phone.  However, Uber drivers …