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A Transport Truck Exploded In Ontario, Canada. How Could This Have Been Prevented?

fire-165575_640.jpgIn October, a terrible tragedy struck in Northern Ontario. A veteran truck driver and father of nine was among those killed in a devastating pileup which killed three people and set off a massive fireball on the highway. The incident, according to police, involved at least four transport trucks and three fuel tankers and spilled thousands of liters of fuel onto the road.

The highway was closed for more than 24 hours as a result of the explosive crash, and an environmental cleanup crew was sent to deal with the aftermath. As is often the case in these situations, the blame seems to lie with another truck driver, who crashed into slowing traffic due to distraction. Even though it was primarily truckers injured in this accident, it’s no less terrible.

And it still raises many questions about negligence, road safety, and trucking firms who simply push their drivers too hard.

It’s often easy to forget that truckers aren’t usually the ones to blame in incidents like this – at least, not directly. Rather, the lion’s share of responsibility lies with their employer. Trucking agencies frequently require their drivers to cut corners, to work long hours without breaks, and to push themselves to the edge to make their deliveries.

Not many people can handle that sort of stress – and even men and women who seem built for it can start to lag behind after being subject to it for too long.

This is just one of the many issues plaguing the trucking industry, both at home and abroad. Regulators know something needs to be done about it, mind you. That’s why there’s a constant push for tougher regulations, better penalties, and more oversight.

At the same time, that doesn’t help those who have already been injured by such tragedies. It doesn’t help those who’ve lost loved ones to a trucking firm’s desire for a better bottom line. It doesn’t provide reparation.

That’s where Bormaster Law comes in. We’ve made it our business to help the victims of corrupt, negligent, and careless trucking agencies. Whatever firm was responsible for your loss, however great, we’ll see that a due is paid.

We’ve a long history of taking firms to task, and we’re more interested in helping our clients than making bank. That’s why you don’t pay unless you win – and why consultations are free. So if you’ve been injured, call us today.

Let us help you take back your life.
R.B. Bormaster & Associates, P.C.
2425 Fountain View, Ste. 300,
Houston TX 77057
Phone: (800) I -Am-Hurt
(713) 714-4000
Fax: (281) 652-5886



Why Are Incidents Like The Truck Crash In Pittsburgh Still Happening?


On Friday, November 17, a trucker lost all power to his brakes and plowed into nine vehicles. Eleven people were injured, and nine were transported to the hospital with injuries. Mercifully, no one was killed – but it could have been far, far worse.

According to police chief Roch Kujava – who has been an officer in Churchill since the late 70s – this is the worst crash he’s ever seen.

“We’re very lucky,” explained Kujava. “The size of the vehicle, the tractor hitting these cars, we’re very lucky we didn’t have any fatalities. People are injured, but hopefully, they’ll be okay.”

To his credit, the driver was cooperative. He spoke to investigators and was open about what happened in the minutes leading up to the incident. Likelier than not, he isn’t the one at fault.

Rather, it’s his employer – Hinkle Trucking, based in Riverton, W.Va. The firm had a conditional safety rating, to begin with (meaning it wasn’t up to compliance standards). Not only that, it has been involved in ten crashes in the past two years, five of which involved injuries.

Finally, it has a record of multiple traffic violations, including speeding and reckless driving.

Yet in spite of all these safety issues, the company is still in business. In spite of the fact that it’s evidently refused to comply with multiple safety regulations, it still has drivers on the road. Why, exactly?

And what can we do to stop other companies like Hinkle – and make no mistake, there are others – from showing the same callous disregard for road safety that they have?

I’ve no doubts that investigators will be contacting the company’s ownership. I’ve also no doubts that unless the firm is hit with some serious penalties, they’re not going to bother cleaning up their act. In all honesty, even if they are penalized, I still have my doubts.

Until something can be done about organizations like Hinkle Trucking, all we can really do is be ready for the possibility that we or one of our loved ones might be involved in a catastrophic collision. All we can really do is have a plan. And that’s where Bormaster Law comes in.

We’ve got a long history of taking trucking companies who don’t practice proper safety to the task. We’ll do everything it takes to ensure that firms like this one don’t get away with cutting corners, especially where it causes grievous injury or death. More importantly, we aren’t in it for the money – we’re in it to help our clients..

You don’t pay a cent unless we win your case. Consultations are free. Contact us today to chat.

Let us help you take back your life – and hold yet one more corrupt agency accountable for its misdeeds.

R.B. Bormaster & Associates, P.C.

2425 Fountain View, Ste. 300,
Houston TX 77057

Phone: (800) I -Am-Hurt

(713) 714-4000
Fax: (281) 652-5886


Another Law Firm Merger That Could Lead To Layoffs

Congratulations to Dentons on its pending merger with Maclay Murray & Spens, announced in July and expected to close in late October or early November. The Dentons acquisition of Maclay Murray, one of Scotland s largest independent firms, gives the Biglaw behemoth an even stronger platform in the United Kingdom. It also represents continued growth for Continue reading “Another Law Firm Merger That Could Lead To Layoffs”

Linkedin Guidelines For Lawyers

As a law firm, there are a number of avenues which can help your firm build credibility online. From starting your own blog to answering questions on lawyer help forums. A platform that many businesses don’t seem to tap into is Linkedin, which we

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Increase your Conversions on your Law Firm Website with these Tips

How to Increase Conversions on Your Law Firm Website There are literally hundreds of thousands of websites of lawyers and law firms trying to get the interest of potential clients. With so much competition on the Internet, a law firm s website only has a few seconds to engage site visitors. According to the 2013 Law Continue reading “Increase your Conversions on your Law Firm Website with these Tips”