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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…

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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…

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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?…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Why Tailgating Is Such a Dangerous Driving Behavior

Tailgating – which should not be confused with partying at the Arizona Cardinals football games – is defined as driving too close to drivers in front of you. When drivers tailgate, there is an increased chance that they will rear-end the driver in front of them. Drivers who tailgate also make the drivers in front…

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