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Labor laws and the culture of trucking employees
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Labour Laws on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Driving is a dangerous activity – we navigate down windy roads with unpredictable conditions while surrounded by strangers who are all operating 5,000 pounds of high-speed metal. It’s always our responsibility to do our part to maintain safety conditions for everyone, but when you introduce semi-trucks into the mix, that’s another 80,000 pounds …
Why Food Related Trucking Accidents Are Funny, and Why We Really Should Not Be Amused
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Truck Accident on Friday, May 18, 2018.
When news of a trucking accident breaks online, it is natural to assume that people learning about the incident will be concerned about the wellbeing of those motorists and pedestrians potentially involved. Most of the time, we are, but when food spills from that crashed truck, it seems to become fodder for the …
Ohio Truck Driver Charged after Crash with Train, Hydrochloric Acid Leak
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Truck Accident on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
When an Ohio truck driver hauling a tanker loaded with 4,000 pounds of hydrochloric acid collided with a train in early March this year, chaos ensued. 42-year-old Jacob T Shank has now been charged with causing a catastrophe, risking a catastrophe, reckless endangerment, disregarding the signal indicating approach of a train, trucks carrying …
Preserving Evidence After a Truck Accident: What Is That And Why Is It So Important?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Truck Accident on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
If you have recently been involved in a trucking accident, remember (or write down) these two words: preserving evidence. Wait, what does it even mean? Today, our Los Angeles trucking accident attorney is going to share with you the effective legal trick employed by lawyers to help their clients win cases. If you …
Truck Accident Investigation: How, When, And Why?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Truck Accident on Friday, March 9, 2018.
Each year, nearly 300 people die in Los Angeles and all across California in trucking accidents. Thousands more get injured. Why trucks bring such a colossal destruction on the roads of Los Angeles is not surprising – after all, the average truck traveling on California roads can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. (the …
710 Freeway – What to Do with Los Angeles’ “Diesel Death Zone”?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Truck Accident on Friday, March 2, 2018.
The 710 Freeway has long been the backbone of Los Angeles and Southern California’s freight network, enabling tens of thousands of trucks and commercial vehicles to haul furniture, clothing, and all manner of goods from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to the retail store or warehousing they’re destined for. As you …
Determining Who’s At Fault For a Trucking Accident: Truck Driver vs Trucking Company
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Truck Accident on Friday, February 16, 2018.
Victims of trucking accidents think seeking compensation for their injuries and damages is relatively easy, given that (a) the vast majority of truck drivers are at fault for motor vehicle accidents in Los Angeles, and (b) the driver’s trucking company can always be held accountable. The truth is: not always. And it cannot …
How a Trucking Accident Can Wreak Havoc in Los Angeles
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Truck Accident on Friday, January 26, 2018.
Trucking accidents in Los Angeles can be witnessed every day. With thousands of commercial trucks passing through Los Angeles and California each day, nearly 8,000 trucking collisions occur in our city every year. But some trucking accidents can be more serious than others. Accidents involving trucks and tankers typically result in much more …