Pickup Truck Crushed in I-81 Truck Wreck

By Rick Shapiro, Truck Wreck Injury Lawyer in Virginia Our firm published a story on an accident that occurred on I-81 in Wytheville, VA involving a tractor-trailer and pickup truck. The tractor-trailer operator was apparently reckless in operating their vehicle causing it to overturn and crushing the pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck [...]

April 18, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Virginia (VA) Trucking Injury/Accidents Topics  No Comments

Tractor-Trailer Company Sued After Wreck Caused By Slow Driver

By Jim Lewis, Virginia (VA) Trucking Accident Attorney What Happened: A recent lawsuit was filed by a woman in West Virginia against a tractor-trailer company that she says is to blame for an interstate wreck. The woman claims the accident occurred because the driver of the semi was going to slow. The suit, filed by Katherine [...]

April 11, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Virginia (VA) Trucking Injury/Accidents Topics  No Comments

Maryland Inspections Raise Concerns About Commercial Vehicle Safety

By Randy Appleton,  Virginia (VA) Trucking Injury Attorney What Happened: A recent inspection crackdown in neighboring Maryland led to a massive haul of commercial motor vehicle violations, raising concerns about the safety of our roadways in Virginia. The operation, launched by the Maryland State Police, sent inspectors out on a sweep for two days this [...]

April 11, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Virginia (VA) Trucking Injury/Accidents Topics  No Comments

16-Year-Old Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident

By James Lewis, Virginia (VA) Trucking Accident Lawyer A very tragic tractor trailer accident in Kanawha, West Virginia (WV) killed a 16-year-old girl and critically injured her mother. To read the full story, follow the link to “16-Year-Old Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident”. About the Editors: The Virginia (VA) trucking accident attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, [...]

March 28, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: National Trucking Accident/Injury Topics  No Comments

New Tractor Trailer Safety Guard: May Protect Smaller Vehicles During Accidents

By Richard N. Shapiro, Virginia (VA) Personal Injury Lawyer Due to the devastating nature of big rig accidents manufacturers are looking into new technology to make accidents safer for smaller vehicles. To find out how they are making tractor trailer safer, follow the link to “New Tractor Trailer Safety Guard May Protect Smaller Vehicles During Accidents”. About the [...]

March 18, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: National Trucking Accident/Injury Topics, Virginia (VA) Trucking Injury/Accidents Topics  No Comments

Virginia Trucker Charged After Hitting and Killing Landscaper

By Jim Lewis, VA Truck Accident Attorney A tractor-trailer driver has been charged with reckless driving following the tragic death of a 21-year-old mower on the side of Route 83. To learn more, read the full story here… “Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged Following Death Of Virginia Mower” CA About the Editors: The Virginia (VA) trucking accident attorneys [...]

March 9, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Virginia (VA) Trucking Injury/Accidents Topics  No Comments

Sleeping Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Highlights Grave Dangers Posed By Overworked Truckers

By Jim Lewis, VA Trucking Accident Attorney What Happened: A recent single-vehicle crash by a commercial motor vehicle reveals the serious dangers posed by sleepy truck drivers. The crash involved a brand new 2013 Freightliner Cascadia which overturned on I-85 in Virginia near Route 630 earlier this week. The case involved a 29-year-old truck driver [...]

March 1, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Virginia (VA) Trucking Injury/Accidents Topics  No Comments

Merging Tractor-Trailer Leads to Massive Three-Vehicle Accident on I-81

By Kevin Duffan, VA Trucking Accident Attorney What Happened: A bad wreck involving a tractor-trailer took place over the weekend in Salem, VA. All southbound lanes of I-81 were closed following the terrible accident. The crash happened near mile marker 135 according to the Virginia State Police. Authorities say that a semi truck was attempting [...]

January 31, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Virginia (VA) Trucking Injury/Accidents Topics  No Comments

Operation Safe Driver Meant to Raise Awareness of Teen Auto Fatalities

By Randy Appleton, Virginia Truck Wreck Lawyer What Happened: A tragic reality is that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year-olds in America. It’s for that reason that an awareness campaign is being launched, Operation Safe Driver, with the goal of educating teens about the dangers posed by [...]

November 1, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: National Trucking Accident/Injury Topics  No Comments

Faulty Brakes Contributed to Tragic Wreck on Interstate 81 (I-81)

By Shapiro, Lewis, & Appleton – Virginia Truck Accident Injury Law Firm What Happened: A tractor trailer crashed into the rear of a 1998 Jeep Cherokee on I-81 in Frederick County, Virginia (VA). The driver of the Cherokee and an 18-year-old passenger died at the scene of the crash. Both victims were Staunton residents, according to [...]

October 29, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Virginia (VA) Trucking Injury/Accidents Topics  No Comments


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