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Why Do Tractor-Trailers Jackknife?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

You’ve heard the term many times while listening to traffic reports on the news—a jackknifed tractor-trailer has caused a shutdown of a local highway, or resulted in a serious collision. You may have even seen a semi-truck jackknife while out on the road or, worse yet, been involved in a collision with a jackknifed… Read More »

Tractor-Trailer Rollover

Wet Weather Results in Tractor-Trailer Rollover and Pileup

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Driving in springtime’s wet weather brings certain risks for West Virginia drivers. While driving on wet roads can be dangerous for even the average passenger vehicle, large commercial vehicles such as buses, tractor-trailers, and 18 wheelers are even more susceptible to losing control in the rain, and are capable of doing even more damage… Read More »

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Important Facts about Whiplash Injuries

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Whiplash is one of the most common ways people are hurt in car accidents. According to some estimates, whiplash injuries constitute about 65% of all insurance claims stemming from car accidents. If you’ve recently been involved in an accident resulting in injuries from whiplash, there are certain facts you should know. Read on to… Read More »

Car Rollover accident

The Three Most Common Causes of Rollover Accidents

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

If you’ve ever been involved in a rollover crash, you know how terrifying and dangerous they can be. Rollover accidents are, in fact, one of the most fatal forms of traffic accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and are an especially great issue of concern among SUV, large van, and pickup… Read More »

Lady on a cell phone while driving

Lawmakers Seek to Reduce Distracted Driving by Mandating New Phone Features

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Distracted driving continues to take a substantial toll on American roadway occupants. While laws exist in nearly every state banning texting while driving, and law enforcement makes robust efforts to educate drivers of the risks they take by even looking at their phone while driving, the rates of fatal injury caused by distracted driving… Read More »

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All New Teslas to Have Self-Driving Capabilities after Software Update

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

For the past several years, the capabilities of self-driving vehicles have been skyrocketing, leading to the availability of self-driving technology before laws and safety testing were able to catch up. Now, Tesla is on the cusp of making all of its newly-manufactured vehicles capable of driving themselves, and some safety organizations are concerned. CEO… Read More »

SUV Head On Collision

Head-On Collision Causes Injuries to Five

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

A recent West Virginia accident caused injuries to five people when two vehicles collided head-on. The victims were fortunate enough to avoid fatal injuries, as head-on collisions are typically one of the deadliest types of motor vehicle collisions. The recent accident occurred in Upshur County, in the community of Rock Cave. The accident occurred… Read More »

man looking at cell phone while driving

More Americans Die on The Road in First Half of 2016

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Fatalities on US roads are increasing at an alarming pace. After a particularly bad year for roadway fatalities in 2015, the rate of traffic fatalities during the first half of 2016 was even higher than that of the previous year. While some causes of the increase are understood, experts are at a loss as… Read More »

Truck Speeding

New Federal Rule on Speed Limiters in Trucks Under Public Review

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have, in concert, published rules that would require all new commercial vehicles weighing 26,000 lbs. or more to come equipped with a speed limiting device. These devices will cap the vehicles at a top speed of 60, 65, or 68… Read More »

Touchscreen Technology

On-Board Entertainment Systems on Motorcycles

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

A new trend among motorcycle manufacturers sounds as though it could increase the risk of motorcycle accidents, but manufacturers insist it will make riders safer. Joining BMW and Harley-Davidson, motorcycle manufacturer Polaris Industries will now offer touchscreen consoles on certain new models in their line of Indian motorcycles. The on-board entertainment system created by… Read More »

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