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  • Three Herndon Teens Killed in Texas Tractor-Trailer Crash
    Three Herndon Teens Killed in Texas Tractor-Trailer Crash

    By: Allan M. Siegel Three teenagers from Herndon, Virginia were killed in a tragic tractor-trailer crash near Dallas, Texas on Friday, August 11, 2015. According to officials from the Texas Department ...

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  • Surprise Inspection of Commercial Trucks Reveals 14% of Trucks Ordered Out of Service
    Surprise Inspection of Commercial Trucks Reveals 14% of Trucks Ordered Out of Service

    By: Allan M. Siegel On May 6, 2015, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance performed a surprise brake inspection of vehicles in 22 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The CVSA is an alliance of ...

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  • Trinity Ordered to Pay $663 Million for Failing to Reveal Design Change to Guardrail
    Trinity Ordered to Pay $663 Million for Failing to Reveal Design Change to Guardrail

    By: Allan M. Siegel Trinity Industries, Inc., a guardrail manufacturer, has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $663 million in damages for failing to inform the government that it had made design ...

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  • Major Changes to Virginia Underinsured Motorist Claims Starting January 2016
    Major Changes to Virginia Underinsured Motorist Claims Starting January 2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Following the relatively unsuccessful changes to its underinsured motorist coverage laws in 2010, the Virginia General Assembly has passed major changes that will take effect ...

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  • New NHTSA Administrator Vows to Take Aggressive Action About Slow Recalls
    New NHTSA Administrator Vows to Take Aggressive Action About Slow Recalls

    By: Joseph Smith In December 2014, Mark Rosekind was appointed as the new administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at a time when the NHTSA was overseeing recalls for ...

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  • Just Thinking About Work During Your Commute Does Not Mean You Are Working
    Just Thinking About Work During Your Commute Does Not Mean You Are Working

    By: Allan M. Siegel Back in November, we posted about the Virginia Supreme Court agreeing to hear arguments on whether a law firm could be held liable for the automobile accident caused by one of its ...

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