Winter Is Coming: How Drivers Can Prepare

The National Safety Council encourages drivers to plan ahead! Winter is coming whether we like it or not. Winter driving is different. In Buffalo in the winter time, blizzards can come out of nowhere. Icy conditions happen as often as not. While newer model cars have more and more safety features, there are still steps … Continue reading

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Why Do So Many Cases Settle?

At The O’Brien Firm, over 98% of our cases settle before trial.  Many of our multimillion dollar cases have settled without a client ever appearing in a courtroom.  When people think about trials, they often view the opening statements, direct and cross examination, and closing arguments, as “litigation.”  This is part of litigation, however, this … Continue reading

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Big Trucks and Blind Spots

Understanding the “No Zone” The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) identifies large blind spots as one of several operating limitations of large trucks and buses, along with long stopping distances and making wide turns.  Big truck blind spots include 20 feet in front of the truck, 30 feet behind … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Tractor-Trailer Companies Cutting Corners

Tractor-trailer accidents result in roughly 5,000 deaths each and every year in the United States. The trucks are large, heavy and don’t react as quickly as compact cars. This is why it’s always important to keep them properly maintained.   For every number of hours on the road, large trucks need to undergo detailed inspections … Continue reading

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What to Do After a Tractor Trailer Accident

Tractor trailer accidents are frightening, complicated, and stressful. While no one plans to be in a tractor trailer accident, it is important to be prepared. One of the most important factors is trying to stay calm so you are thinking clearly. This will help you remember details of the accident. Here are the steps you … Continue reading

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