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Amazon Pressures Its Drivers Into Making Dangerous Decisions

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on December 30, 2023

An Amazon van on the freeway.

In the era of instant gratification, Amazon has revolutionized the retail industry with its commitment to swift deliveries. However, behind the scenes of this two-day delivery magic lies a concerning truth – Amazon’s relentless pressure on its drivers, often pushing them into making perilous decisions.

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What Purpose Do Black Boxes Have Following Truck Accidents?

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on August 30, 2023

Mechanic looking in the hood of a truck.

A black box in a truck serves a similar purpose as it does in an airplane: collecting essential data and evidence regarding the cause of an accident. The black box data could be pivotal in proving liability in a Truck accident. If you were injured in an incident with a commercial truck, this information may be useful in a claim or lawsuit, allowing you to recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet.

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Large Truck Blind Spots and How to Steer Clear of Them

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on July 30, 2023

Large refrigerated truck driving on highway.

A blind spot is an area around a vehicle where its driver is unable to see objects – namely, other motor vehicles. Virtually all vehicles have blind spots, where the body or frame of the vehicle itself blocks the driver’s view. The rear and side-view mirrors on a car or truck are designed to help drivers gain an awareness of other drivers on the road but cannot offer a completely unobstructed view of their surroundings. As a result, blind spots are a source of danger for drivers.

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Truck Braking Best Practices That Keep Us Safe

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on March 20, 2023

Row of semi-trucks view from the front

Truck drivers should never rely on their brakes alone to slow them down on a long, downhill slope. When they do so, it can lead to brake failure and preventable accidents. Semi-trucks are long, heavy, and wide, and the loads they are hauling only add to their instability. Using the brakes too much, instead of relying on the braking effect of the engine, can create excessive heat that causes the brakes to fade or fail. This mistake, often made by inexperienced truck drivers, can lead to deadly crashes that cause serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries to others on the road.

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