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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates that truckers have a Medical Examiners’ certificate in order to operate a big rig or tractor trailer. The loophole in the regulations is that medical examiners may rely on the trucker’s medical history questionnaire that the trucker is required to fill out. The examiners are not required to look at actual medical records. This loophole is known to cause truck accidents by medically unfit or unsafe truckers leading to serious injury or even fatalities.

The Federal Trucking Rules state: “The medical examiner must be aware of the rigorous physical, mental, and emotional demands placed on the driver of a commercial motor vehicle. In the interest of public safety, the medical examiner is required to certify that the driver does not have any physical, mental, or organic condition that might affect the driver’s ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely.” http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/section/391.43

Truckers often lie, misrepresent or omit important information on the questionnaire relied on by the medical examiner.

It is an all too common story. The medical examiner is not provided with the correct information to make a determination as to the trucker’s fitness to operate an 18 wheeler on a highway, throughway, road or street across the United States. The trucking company feels they have met their duty to the public when the trucker has provided a valid, on its face, medical card.

After a truck collision in which a medical condition caused a truck crash, the trucking company and their high powered insurance company’s insurance trucking crash defense attorneys will be figuratively yelling and screaming from the rooftop : “The trucking company acted reasonably because he had a medical card”. The insurance adjusters for the truck company for their part will deny negligence and deny liability and fault for the deadly or catastrophic motor vehicle wreck.

The best trucking accident lawyers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts (Mass.) will be high powered personal injury lawyers or Wrongful death attorneys who know better than taking the insurance company at face value!! The insurance company’s argument is often based on a false premise that the trucking certificate of fitness was valid in the first place. The best Rhode Island truck accident lawyers will prove that the trucking company knew or should have known that the driver had a medically disqualifying condition or knew or should have known that the driver mislead the medical examiner or omitted crucial information. Local RI inexperienced rear end car accident lawyers or Massachusetts motorcycle crash attorneys will be unqualified and underfunded to take on big insurance and their divisive, heavy-handed and underhanded tactics.

A top RI or MA truck crash or Providence / Boston wrongful death attorney will argue that the trucking company had a duty to obtain the records from the medical examiners. This is an even stronger argument if the trucking company had reason to believe that the trucker had a serious medical condition which could put pedestrians, motorcyclists, motorists, bus passengers, bicyclists and other at risk of injury or death.

Trucking companies often possess information concerning unfitness of their drivers such as obvious physical conditions or symptoms that are patently obvious, prior medical emergencies they are aware of or information that is disclosed to them in one form or another. Trucking companies will often ignore this information which tends to discredit the medical certificate of fitness of the trucker. The profit driven company will rationalize that it is not their responsibility to protect the public, but it is only their duty to make sure that they do the minimum to insure that all their truckers have satisfactorily passed the medical examination as required by federal law.  Therefore, the fact that the trucker lied to the medical examiner will never see the light of day unless there is a serious crash and litigation and extensive discovery is commenced.
TweetAs we explored in Part 1 of  3 of this series, truckers with medically disqualifying conditions often misrepresent their medical condition to medical examiners. Under Federal Law, the federal regulations do not mandate that medical examiners obtain the actual medical records to determine whether or not a trucker is accurately portraying his or her medical history. …
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And they should be qualified annually to ensure fitness to operate any vehicle they are going to operate.
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HT +Anthony Castelli Consumer attorneys are always looking for the latest boutique injury case to bring. With all the news about Uber lately, it is natural that lawsharks are looking for any chinks in the armor of this powerhouse transportation company.  Recently in California, a court found that Uber drivers are not independent contractors, and are in fact employees of Uber. This could spell the end of Uber in the Golden State according to some experts, like attorney Michael Ehline. But not so fast, it appears another chink in Uber’s armor has been found. #EhlineLawFirmPC #PersonalInjuryAttorneys  
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2 more 5-star reviews on Yelp! Check out what our clients are saying about #wklaw! Great job by +Matthew Wallin and Dan Danet!
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What Should Clearwater Motorcycle Accident Victims Do After Being Involved in an Accident?
Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle exposes people to a significant risk of serious injury. In fact, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that 7,809 motorcyclists were injured in accidents during 2012.

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Florida is an excellent place for people who enjoy riding motorcycles to live and visit. The state’s thousands of miles of coastline and year-round mild climate give motorcyclists ample opportunity to enjoy their vehicles. Unfortunately, riding a moto [...]
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Hey all, I hope everyone had a great week. Please take a minute to check out our Chicago office's new website design. (Unfortunately my ugly mug is still on every page, but other than that you might like it).
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One thing to keep mindful of in California are high-speed chases, which caused nearly 2,200 injuries and 100 deaths since 2007. What do you think? Should California's police offers max out while chasing their suspects? #police #california  
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HT +Anthony Castelli Consumer attorneys are always looking for the latest boutique injury case to bring. With all the news about Uber lately, it is natural that lawsharks are looking for any chinks in the armor of this powerhouse transportation company.  Recently in California, a court found that Uber drivers are not independent contractors, and are in fact employees of Uber. This could spell the end of Uber in the Golden State according to some experts, like attorney Michael Ehline. But not so fast, it appears another chink in Uber’s armor has been found. #EhlineLawFirmPC #PersonalInjuryAttorneys  
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Lower Back Injuries and Pain After a Car Accident

After a car crash, back pain can be immediate. Other times, however, back pain can reveal itself weeks or even months after a crash. Pain in the lower back could be caused by a number of conditions, and locating the exact cause of lower back pain is not always a simple task. Below is information regarding some causes of back pain, and how to determine what treatment is appropriate.
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Very interested in TOP State College criminal defense lawyer +Jason Dunkle and Tempe AZ criminal defense lawyer +James Novak  to weigh in on the constitutionality of this search... Can police effectuate a defacto search under the auspices of a public safety check when a guy has the case of the "munchies", and what about the plain view rule?

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Rhode Island Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury, Car accident and Child Custody Lawyer. 18 Years experience.

Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer, David Slepkow, has authored hundreds of expert in depth and informative Rhode Island Law articles which can be found on his numerous RI Law Blogs. David Slepkow is not just an experienced litigator.  He has recently represented clients at the RI Supreme Court. David recently appealed a case to the Rhode Island Supreme Court and overturned a decision of a RI Judge in a 5-0 decision in favor of his client.

Rhode Island Auto Accident Attorney, David Slepkow is honored to be  recently selected to be sworn in as a member of the exclusive United States Supreme Court Bar.

David Slepkow is an owner and Partner at the renowned and respected  East Providence Law firm of Slepkow Slepkow & AssociatesSS& A was established in 1932.

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