Collision Avoidance Systems Save Lives

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015

In the last month, dozens of people in the U.S. were killed and many more severely injured when their vehicles were rear-ended by tractor trailer drivers that were distracted, fatigued or just not paying attention.  In March 2015, Dexter Culclager lost his wife and three children when they were inexplicably rear-ended by an 80,000-pound semi and […]

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Increase in Southeast Ports Container Traffic Making Our Roads Even More Dangerous

Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The substantial increase in container traffic to our Southeastern Ports has had a direct correlation with the increase in the number of tractor trailers and serious crashes on our highways.  The traffic fatalities in Florida and Georgia this year are at near record levels and it is only October.  A number of factors have come […]

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NASCAR Fan Safety: Is buying a ticket to a NASCAR race becoming risky business?

Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015

A 3500-pound racecar leaves the track and goes airborne, hurdling through space at 200 miles per hour toward the grandstands packed with thousands of spectators. What goes up, must come down, and for an increasing number of NASCAR fans in recent years, cars leaving the track has meant fans leaving the stands on stretchers with […]

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Time to Demand Stricter Trucking Safety Regulations

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015

Last weekend, the third multi-fatality tractor trailer vs passenger vehicle crash occurred on Georgia I-16, a small interstate that connects Atlanta to the coast. Three people died in that crash, bringing the total to 13 people killed in three crashes in two months on I-16, a staggering statistic listing I-16 among the deadliest roads in America […]

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Fatal I-95 Tractor Trailer Crash Underscores Need for Side Underride Legislation

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015

A horrific fatal crash occurred this morning on I-95 North, just south of Jacksonville. Our thoughts are with the people and families involved. Initial reports indicate that a semi truck jack-knifed after trying to avoid another stopped tractor trailer in a road construction zone.  A passenger SUV was unable to stop and drove under the […]

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C. Rufus Pennington, III Joins Firm as New Of Counsel Attorney

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay & Iracki, P.A. has added C. Rufus Pennington, III, to our team of civil trial attorneys. He will be Of Counsel  and will continue to focus his practice on civil jury trials and appeals. Pennington, a board-certified civil trial attorney, has served as trial counsel in litigation throughout the country in both […]

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Trucking Legislation: Protecting You from Catastrophic Injury

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

With all of the trucking crashes that have made local (and national) news lately, we thought we’d bring you a quick update on some of the trucking legislation our attorneys are working hard to pass. Partner Joe Camerlengo and Associate Stefano Portigliatti are working at a national level with the American Association for Justice Interstate Trucking […]

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Recent Product Recalls: What you need to know

Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

As the year is drawing to a close, we continue to see the ramifications of large manufacturers putting profits in front of safety.  The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is monitoring the GM ignition switch recalls and cases (at least 36 deaths to date!) and the Takata airbag recall.  And now the National Highway Transportation […]

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Jury Finds Stadium Management Negligent in Slip and Fall Accident

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

A visit to the local stadium to watch football isn’t normally considered a life-altering event. But, for one young Jacksonville man it was just that. Matt White, a 24-year-old former professional drummer, sustained a serious, life-altering injury while attending a football game. Matt entered a stadium restroom at the beginning of the first quarter. At […]

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Family Vindicated by Trial Verdict

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

In 2007, Kimberly and Robert Bassler were owners of a successful small business living the all- American dream when a car crash changed everything. Kimberly was driving the family car in Clay County when she was involved in a two-vehicle crash. The elderly driver of the other vehicle confused the accelerator for the brake which […]

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