Category Archives: Transportation and Travel Injury

500,000+ Hyundai, Kia Vehicles Recalled for Fire-Prone Tow Harness

Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than half a million SUVs, pickup trucks, and minivans because of a defective tow harness that could catch fire while the vehicles are being driven or parked. The action is just the latest in a series of fire-related recalls announced by the South Korean automakers in recent years. The […]

USPS Truck Accidents Linked to Dozens of Deaths Since 2020

Accidents involving trucks contracted to haul mail for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) have been linked to dozens of deaths in the past several years, a side-effect of aggressive cost-cutting on the part of the USPS, as well as a willingness to look the other way when its contracted drivers violate safety rules put in […]

Self-Driving Semi-Trucks are Coming. How Safe Is the Technology?

Are you ready to share the road with a self-driving 18-wheeler? While autonomous semi-trucks have been touted as a cure-all for the nation’s ongoing truck driver shortage for several years now, the currently available self-driving technology is far from reliable, leading critics to worry that some tech and manufacturing companies are overlooking significant safety concerns […]

Are Truck Driver Pay Structures Compromising Highway Safety?

Unsurprisingly, less-than-optimal pay structures significantly contribute to the nation’s ongoing shortage of experienced commercial truck and 18-wheeler drivers. However, federal regulators are growing concerned that the trucking industry’s compensation practices might also incentivize truckers to engage in risky driving behaviors that increase the potential for a crash. The Killino Firm’s Truck Accident Lawyers believe the victims of […]

NHTSA Calculates Economic Costs from Rising U.S. Car Accident Rate

It’s no secret that car accident rates have risen rapidly in nearly every region of the United States over the last few years.  Now a groundbreaking new study from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is shedding light on precisely what those crashes are costing society on an economic level. The Killino Firm’s Auto Accident […]