Truck Accidents Archives

Court: Trucking Companies Required to Provide Drivers Meal Breaks

In an important ruling that has been criticized by trucking companies in California, the California Supreme Court has ruled that trucking companies and other California employers must provide proper meal breaks for employees. The court however, has held that employers are not required to ensure that employees take these breaks. The decision was delivered in… Continue reading »

Posted on April 28th, 2012 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Increase in Truck Accident Fatalities: Need for Reduced Work Hours

There may be an urgent need for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to reduce the maximum work hours for truck drivers. According to preliminary statistics, the number of people killed in truck accidents in the year 2011 is likely to be higher than the number in 2010. The trucking industry has been strongly opposed… Continue reading »

Posted on December 11th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Big Rig Crash Blamed on Marijuana Yields $6.5 Million Settlement

The Carroll family of Huntley, Illinois was on their way to take three-year-old Gabriel to a pumpkin patch on Halloween night 2008 when the family pickup truck was rear-ended by a big rig driven by Jeffrey Repec. Tabitha Carroll, 32, was killed in the collision; her husband Randy and son Gabriel also suffered multiple broken… Continue reading »

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC