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For decades now, the United States has been facing a severe trucker shortage due to the high turnover rate of drivers. While most people do not notice it with the rise of expedited shipping options, the lack of qualified truckers has had a major effect on United States roadways. Drivers are now pressured to take on more and more orders and push up against driving regulations. These actions can severely increase the likelihood of a catastrophic trucking accident.
It seems Amazon is everywhere. The e-commerce site is in our grocery stores, our smart TVs, and in nearly every pop-up add we see while browsing the internet. Sadly, that prevalence can be incredibly dangerous. An accident with an Amazon van or truck, like an accident with any delivery truck, can be debilitating both for your health and for your wallet. But unlike other vehicle accidents, it can be much harder to recover damages from Amazon.
Just a few weeks ago, we at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC introduced our incredible seven finalists for our 2020 Your Time to Climb Scholarship. One of those finalists had to be our winner and receive a $1,000 scholarship, but who would it be? It wasn’t an easy decision, and many of us had some late nights re-reading essays to make sure we chose the best one. But after weeks of debate, we are finally ready to announce our winner.
Although not as dramatic as fractured bones, concussions, or deep cuts, soft tissue injuries sustained in accidents can cause long-term health problems. Because soft tissue injuries affect the connective tissue between bones and muscles, they can limit your range of motion, flexibility, ability to sit or sleep comfortably, and cause chronic pain. After a car accident or slip and fall, it is vital that you speak to a medical professional to determine the full extent of your injuries.
J. Todd Tenge and his staff have spent the past few weeks reading all of the incredible applications sent to us for the 2020 Your Time to Climb Scholarship. At the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, we know that the fight to climb the mountain is just as important as reaching the peak. If there weren’t adversity to overcome in this world, then achieving your wildest dreams wouldn’t feel nearly as satisfying. Unfortunately, the application deadline was April 28th, 2020. We are unable to accept any more applications.
Many people are concerned about being involved in a crash on the highway or in heavy rush hour traffic. In fact, one in five accidents occur in parking lots, as reported on CBS News. On average, 50,000 parking lot crashes occur every year in the U.S., killing 500 or more and injuring 60,000 people.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has hours of service regulations in place to help prevent driver fatigue, a leading contributing factor to truck accidents. Under current regulations, truck drivers are allowed to drive 11 hours a day. This hours-of-service time limit is likely too liberal, as driver fatigue remains a pervasive problem. Even so, the U.S. Department of Transportation is considering serious changes to these conditions, as reported in an article by Insurance Journal.
We at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC are afraid that the announcement dates for the 2020 Your Time To Climb Scholarship finalists and winner have been postponed. The number of submissions we received were truly overwhelming. It is amazing that the current generation of high school seniors are so enthusiastic about their futures, and we are excited to begin diving into your essays. Given the sheer magnitude of our submissions, however, it seemed best to extend the announcement dates so that we can thoroughly read each essay, giving you all the time and energy that you deserve.
School buses rank among the safest forms of transportation to take your children to and from school. But accidents can and do happen. Every year, approximately 17,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for school bus injuries, as reported by Stanford Children’s Health. Thanks to modern school bus design, most of the injuries children suffer in bus traffic crashes are minor strains, sprains, scrapes, and bruises.
After a 30-year ban, it seemed as though pit bulls would once again be allowed on the streets of Denver. In February 2020, the City Council voted seven to four to amend the code banning pit bulls entirely. However, Mayor Hancock took a stand against the movement, and vetoed the ban repeal.
- The Trucker Shortage and How It May Affect You
- Amazon Delivery Van Accidents: More Prevalent Than You May Think
- Join Us in Congratulating the Winner of the 2020 Your Time to Climb Scholarship!
- Soft Tissue Injuries Can Last Long After the First Hospital Visit
- Tenge Law Firm, LLC Anounces 2020 Scholarship Finalists!
Todd is very thorough, diligent and knowledgable in his litigation skills and also exhibits professional decorum with clients and defense counsel.
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