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LawCall

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes May 26, 2011

WVUA hosts LawCall every week on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. This week we will have a special one-hour long show and the topic will be “Recovering from the Storm”, Bob Prince will host the show. Judge Hardy McCollum, a probate judge in Tuscaloosa, will be the guest. Please email us your legal questions anytime at […]

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Prince Glover Settles ATV Injury Case

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes December 29, 2010

Prince, Glover and Hayes partner Joshua P. Hayes recently achieved a significant settlement for a young man who was seriously injured in an ATV accident. Due to the driver’s recklessness, our client was thrown from the vehicle and run over, suffering extensive injuries to his leg and foot. The athletic sixteen-year old was forced to […]

Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes March 26, 2010

Part 10 Rate of Companies in Violation of Safety Requirements by State (2009) Companies in Violation of Safety Requirements State Per 100,000 Population West Virginia 58 North Dakota 51 Nebraska 48 Vermont 35 Iowa 32 Montana 28 Delaware 26 Idaho 24 Arkansas 23 Connecticut 22 Kentucky 22 Minnesota 20 North Carolina 20 Oregon 20 Mississippi […]

Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes March 19, 2010

Part IX In December 2002, Kim Hughes and her family were driving down a Texas state highway, returning from a holiday shopping trip, when an oncoming 18-wheel truck carrying a trailerload of sand crossed the road’s center line and collided with her GMC Yukon. Hughes, her 14-year-old son, 70-year-old mother, and 17-year-old daughter, pregnant with […]

Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes February 25, 2010

Part VIII Data on all 28,274 companies can be found online at www.justice.org/trucksafetyviolations, and is broken down by state. All of the listed companies have either conditional or unsatisfactory safety ratings. A conditional rating means that the truck company’s records indicate the truck was out of compliance with one or more safety requirements. An unsatisfactory […]

Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes February 9, 2010

Part VII Researchers at the American Association for Justice examined data on the entire U.S. trucking industry obtained form the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Over a million lines of data were analyzed in an effort to pinpoint just how many unsafe trucks might be on the road. The results are shocking. As of […]

Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes January 26, 2010

Part VI Florida truck driver Vivian Bernard complained to his bosses at Benton’s Express that his truck was being routinely overloaded for his weekly trips between Ocala and Gainesville. The illegally added weight put undue stress on the tires but also allowed Benton’s to carry more freight for lower costs. Bernard’s bosses ignored his complaints. […]

Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes December 22, 2009

Part V Fatalities Involving Large Trucks by State (2007) State 2007 Alabama 134 Alaska 5 Arizona 97 Arkansas 114 California 363 Colorado 82 Connecticut 27 Delaware 6 District of Columbia 2 Florida 302 Georgia 229 Hawaii 3 Idaho 27 Illinois 154 Indiana 146 Iowa 71 Kansas 77 Kentucky 104 Louisiana 121 Maine 21 Maryland 69 […]

Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes December 1, 2009

Part IV The more than 9 million trucks that ravel U.S. roads each year make up only 4% of all passenger vehicles, yet are involved in 12% of all motor vehicle fatalities. Fatalities per miles driven are 56% higher for trucks than for all motor vehicles combined. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, […]

Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes November 24, 2009

Part III In March 2002, married truck drivers Nelta and Tom Osborn discovered that the air brakes on their rig were compromised by a small hole caused by a hose dragging on the ground, which made the emergency brakes suddenly engage. Rather than call a mobile mechanic, the pair fixed the hole with a toothpick […]