gillis law firm | personal injury lawyers
“No Recovery, No Fee”

June 2019 Archives

Driving distractions lead to dangerous truck accidents

Life is busy and is filled with distractions. According to data provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 71% of crashes involving large trucks happen because the trucks' drivers were distracted. Just like the drivers of smaller vehicles, truck drivers can lose focus on their driving tasks when cell phone use, eating, speaking to dispatch services and other distractions take precedent over their operating responsibilities. When these lapses in focus happen, it is often the unfortunate result that innocent parties on the roads with the trucks suffer harm and losses.

Understanding the significance of a traumatic brain injury

Over the last decade, a number of stories have been published regarding the serious condition of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. This is also referred to as CTE. This condition results when individuals suffer ongoing trauma to their brains and has appeared in football players, soldiers and others who suffer repeated trauma to their heads. While CTE is a major problem for individuals who work in physically demanding fields, anyone can suffer brain injuries and damage when they are involved in accidents.

 Gillis Law Firm