Posts by Nick Verderame
Bicycle-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries and Emergency Room Visits
It’s clear – if a car or truck comes barreling down the road and strikes a bicycle rider, the cyclist will be lucky to survive. Even when vehicles are traveling slowly, the bike rider is usually pitched off the bike and often strikes the ground with his/her head. Bicycles lack protective frames for the rider.…Read More
Is UPS Dangerous?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently rejected UPS’s second request to be exempt from particular safety requirements. One of those requirements was a mandatory two years of experience for long-haul truck drivers. With the first request, the FMCSA stated that the company failed to demonstrate that they would be able to either maintain…Read More
Can Your Car Insurance Affect the Outcome of Your Injury Claim or Lawsuit?
Everyone who’s been in a car accident knows how annoying it is dealing with insurance companies. It feels like instead of helping you, they are working against you every step of the way. If we weren’t required to carry car insurance, many people wouldn’t even bother. But when you are involved in a car accident,…Read More
Motorcycle Riding Season Is Upon Us; Be Careful
We are well into the middle of motorcycle riding season in Phoenix, and safety is paramount for every rider no matter their level of experience. With so many dangers out there for motorcycle riders, it can be stressful to run errands, go to work, or enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer when you…Read More
Why Multi-Vehicle Accidents Cause So Much Damage
A car accident in itself is always traumatic. One or both of the drivers can suffer serious injury from the collision. However, how devastating would it be if another driver was involved in the collision? What if one of the drivers caused damage to another driver as a result of being struck by another driver?…Read More
Frank Verderame and Nick Verderame Honored at American Association for Justice Convention
Plattner Verderame, P.C. is proud to announce that Frank Verderame and Nick Verderame were both honored at this year’s annual American Association for Justice (AAJ) convention. AAJ is a non-profit legal advocacy group made up of plaintiffs’ trial lawyers, and committed to protecting the civil justice system. The organization is responsible for some of the…Read More
The Dangers of Bridge Strikes by Commercial Trucks
Have you ever noticed those signs around tunnels that warn trucks of a certain height not to travel through them? There is a reason why those signs are posted. When trucks of a certain height attempt to travel through a structure that is too low, a bridge strike accident is guaranteed. Truck drivers who become…Read More
Why Isn’t “Vision Zero” Working in the United States?
With traffic fatalities increasing here in Phoenix and across the country, many communities are turning to a program called “Vision Zero,” an initiative designed to eliminate motor vehicle-related deaths, especially for pedestrians and cyclists. However, in the years since several cities implemented these programs, statistics show Vision Zero may not be as effective as first…Read More
What to Do if You’re in a Crash with a Post Office Truck
Last month, a mail truck driver was lucky to survive a serious jackknifing accident in Weston, Massachusetts. While traveling across a 50 foot bridge along the Charles River, a semi-truck jackknifed and crashed into the river. Thankfully, the driver survived the crash, and endured no injuries. Even better, there were fire rescue workers who were…Read More
Autonomous Vehicles: Will They Ever Be Safe Enough?
Have there ever been times when, as a driver, you wish someone else could take the driving over for you? Maybe you would like to experience the feeling of going into autopilot whenever you have been traveling for too long on the road. Essentially, that is the premise of an autonomous vehicle. A fully autonomous…Read More