accidents

Voices on the issues in post-crash litigation following June cover story

Readers respond to the issues around post-crash litigation, including strategies for prevention in the event that the worst happens.

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Mike Boggs presents ‘Car loses it, driving too fast on black ice’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBgAolr5r8 Running across central Illinois early one morning, Mike Boggs took note of "black ice in the road," he says, well invisible in the video above. "I was just moving into the left lane to pass some slower vehicles," he goes on, when a young woman who'd just come "around me driving too fast for the conditions" lost control of the car as she came upon "the slower vehicles ahead." Fortunately Boggs' situational awareness was on high alert ...

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Dodging the ambulance chasers

Since the advent of CSA, high-dollar jury awards for truck accident victims have been growing. This means higher risk and insurance costs, especially for independents.

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Caught on camera: Attempted insurance fraud?

The extreme-brake-check entries are growing in Overdrive’s Dashcam Central repository for reader-submitted and other videos of on-highway events, this one in a center lane on the George Washington Bridge into New York City.

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Pikachu, I choose you!

Getting decent sleep on the road sometimes depends on where you're parked ... And how close you happen to be to the Pikachu-colored flattop Freightliner when it "ripples" the new Volvo's bumper.

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POLL: Post-crash litigation — has it reached into your business?

Trends show awards/activity in the courts have been on the rise: Have you been involved as a defendant in post-crash civil litigation, whether you were at fault in the accident or not?

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Truck crash data collection: Action items for new advisory committee

Report from the first meeting of the MCSAC Post Accident Report Subcommittee, tasked by Congress with identifying areas for improvement in accident data collection, including primary causation factors.

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Kudos to one driver for two lives saved

The case of trucker Gary Hurd of Paul Transportation, whose company only became aware of his heroic actions on the road at the scene of two accidents well after the fact. Here's to all among you who go unrecognized for similar actions day-in, day-out.

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Roads 511: Highway information in real time

Catch highway-traffic, -accident and -construction alerts from state DOTs and 511 services on Twitter via Overdrive's "Roads 511" Twitter list timeline.

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Things that would make me leave the truck for 400, Alex

Wendy on accident aftermath: "I'm just amazed by people who get back on the horse and ride." If that applies to you, why did you jump back in the saddle?

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