Snowplows play an important role in keeping the roads cleared for traffic despite winter weather rolling through. These vehicles are four times heavier than normal passenger vehicles. Some of them have plows that can extend 10 to 12 feet from the side of the vehicle. ...
New rule may reduce drug and alcohol related truck accidents
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Jul 7, 2016 | Truck Accidents
Since the 1990s, drivers of commercial trucks have been subject to drug and alcohol testing. However, privacy protections existed, limiting the release of and access to drivers' drug and alcohol testing results. Now, in an effort to improve both reporting and safety,...
Three steps to avoiding truck accidents in New Jersey
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Jan 11, 2016 | Truck Accidents
Sharing the road with large trucks can be a frightening experience. Unfortunately, this fear is not unfounded, since these behemoths of the road can outweigh smaller passenger vehicles by 30 times. Additionally, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety noted that...
Feds reduce paperwork for U.S. trucking industry
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Jan 1, 2015 | Truck Accidents
In a move that could make each work day easier and safer for New Jersey truck drivers, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that a time-consuming daily paperwork requirement for the trucking industry has been dropped. Effective Dec. 18, truck drivers are no...
New Jersey tractor-trailer accident leaves 10 injured
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Dec 29, 2014 | Truck Accidents
According to authorities, 10 people were injured in an accident that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike outer roadway on Dec. 17 at 7:49 a.m. The four vehicle collision occurred when a tractor-trailer that was traveling in the right center lane attempted to change...
What hours of service rules mean for truckers and other drivers
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Nov 14, 2014 | Truck Accidents
It's highly unlikely that anyone driving down a highway or interstate won't come across a large commercial truck in their commute. In fact, these tractor-trailers make up 4 percent of all vehicles that are legally registered on America's highways. Some unlucky New...
Truck accidents increase across United States in 2012
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Nov 5, 2014 | Truck Accidents
New Jersey motorists may want to drive more defensively when they're sharing the state's highways with large trucks. That's because the number of fatal truck crashes increased nationwide in 2012. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says the...
Walmart responds to Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Oct 1, 2014 | Truck Accidents
According to court documents, Walmart claims Tracy Morgan, an actor and comedian who suffered critical injuries in a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, is in large part to blame for the injuries he suffered during the incident, which involved a semi-truck...
Car catches fire, kills 3 after collision with dump truck
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Aug 29, 2014 | Truck Accidents
Three people died in a truck accident on a New Jersey highway on Aug. 27. At least five other vehicles were involved, though only four people, including the truck driver, were sent to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.According to state police, the...
New Jersey truck driver facing charges after fatal accident
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Aug 8, 2014 | Truck Accidents
A New Jersey man faced charges for a fatal tractor trailer accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 9. The truck accident occurred at about 5 p.m. in Carlstadt while the truck's driver, a 55-year-old Union City man, was allegedly using his cellphone. Police...
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