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Commercial Truck Accidents and Proving Truck Driver Negligence

Synopsis Weighing 80,000 lbs. compared to a passenger vehicle’s 5,000 lbs., semi-trucks are bigger, heavier, and much more challenging to control and stop than any other car or truck on the road. Commercial truck drivers work long shifts under a timely schedule to ensure deliveries. Fatigue and distraction too quickly settle in. In an attempt [...]

I-94 Semi Truck Crash Near Detroit Proves Deadly

Synopsis On the afternoon of March 7, a semi-truck operator fatally rear-ended a driver in Metro Detroit’s St. Clair Shore area. The crash triggered multiple injuries to other highway travelers when the semi-truck also rolled atop two other vehicles. The 31-year-old driver of the 2006 Peterbilt told police he simply could not stop in time [...]

I-94 Accident Involving Two Semi-Trucks Results in Fatality

Speeding Likely Cause in Fiery Semi-Truck Accident on I-94 The westbound lanes of I-94 at 11 Mile Road were closed for several early morning hours after a deadly crash involving two semi-trucks, one which became engulfed in flames. Michigan State Police report that the crash happened when one of the semi-truck drivers was attempting to [...]

The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg 2018 Year In Review

2018 Case Review and Large Settlements Represented by The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg, P.C. As we welcome 2019 with reading cheer and more educational posts for our blog followers, we also wanted to take a few minutes to review a few personal injury cases that ended in great favor for several of our clients [...]

Data Shows Van Buren County Has a Dangerous Stretch of I-94

I-94 Crash Data Proves Greater Accident Risk in Van Buren County For several years, Michigan has been listed as a “Deadliest State” for snow and ice-related traffic fatalities by SafeWise, an organization that analyzes the number of fatal car crashes due to cold weather using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash data. In 2017, [...]

By |2018-12-20T13:13:18+00:00December 20th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Kalamazoo, Semi-Truck Accidents, Tips|0 Comments

Important Safety Features Lacking in Many Classic Cars

Classic Car Pinned Under Semi-Truck on Michigan Highway, Driver Dies The WDIV newsroom in Detroit recently reported an early morning Westbound M-14 fatal crash between a vintage vehicle and a semi-truck. The wreck closed at I-275 after Michigan State Police concluded through a preliminary investigation that the vehicle was speeding, lost control and spun under [...]

Illegally Parked Semi-Truck Causes Fatal Kalamazoo Crash

Police Continue to Investigate Deadly Kalamazoo Crash Involving Illegally Parked Semi-Trailer As the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety continues to release new details about the deadly accident that killed a 28-year-old male driver who crashed into a parked semi-trailer picking up vehicles from Seeyle Auto Group, investigators are yet to determine fault. KDPS Lt. Craig Hable [...]

Semi-Truck Safe Driving a Growing Concern in Michigan

Michigan Police Target Semi-Truck Drivers in Summer Safe Driving Campaign Michigan State Police recently launched Operation "Summer of Semi Safe D", a program created to crack down on risky and unsafe semi-truck drivers. State Police decided to direct the campaign after seeing an alarming 41 percent increase since 2015 in Michigan deaths involving commercial vehicles, [...]

By |2017-07-28T18:29:57+00:00July 15th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Semi-Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Semi-SUV Accident Near Adrian Kills Two, Releases Hazardous Chemical

A deadly semi-SUV accident in Lenawee County has left two people dead and a leak of a hazardous chemical in the area. The deceased have yet to be named and details are forthcoming, but it appears a Chevy Tahoe collide with a semi truck carrying the hazardous chemical Toluene. The accident just northwest of Adrian, [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:55:57+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Semi-Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Semi-Truck Accidents: Complex and Deadly

Transporting goods and materials is no doubt a money-driven enterprise. This is why so many semi-truck drivers feel intense pressure from the companies for which they work. Tractor-trailer and trucking companies across the United States often structure processes and rewards in order to pressure drivers to make deliveries more quickly than may be feasible in [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:02+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Semi-Truck Accidents|0 Comments