Posted September 1st, 2017 by Munley Law.
Munley trucking team invited to IIHS crash test
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Atty. Daniel W. Munley along with paralegal, Jerome Levans, attended a crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Each year, thousands of people are either killed or injured when a passenger vehicle collides with the side of a tractor-trailer. When a tractor-trailer is hit from the side, the advanced safety features of the passenger vehicle are not triggered because the passenger vehicle’s windshield is the first thing that comes into contact with the trailer. Hundreds of people die in crashes like these every year.
The IIHS crash tested the “Angel Wing” underride guard from Airflow Deflector, Inc. They are designed to prevent passenger vehicles from going underneath the tractor-trailer during a side-impact crash. Instead, the passenger vehicle’s front bumper will strike the Angel Wing, […]Read More
Posted August 24th, 2017 by Munley Law.
Tractor trailer crash on I-81 in Wilkes-Barre – a truck accident lawyer’s perspective
A truck accident near the Highland Park Boulevard exit in Wilkes-Barre, PA this morning shut down Interstate 81 when one tractor trailer rear-ended another at around 4 a.m. One driver was trapped inside his truck and was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
Truck accident lawyer and former chairman of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group Dan Munley notes the significance of the time of the crash: “Leading indicators show that at the time of the crash, the truck driver would have been at an increased risk for a fatigue-related accident.” A complete investigation will determine whether fatigue played a role in this case.
The human body operates on a 24-hour cycle, during which we are programmed to need rest at certain times of day. […]Read More