Large trucks are responsible for transporting our goods and they travel all across the country to get the job done. Drivers in passenger vehicles should be extra cautious when driving near a large truck because the consequences of getting into a motor vehicle accident with a truck are serious and potentially deadly. The best way for passenger vehicles to reduce the risk of getting involved in a truck accident is to understand the ways that large trucks maneuver on roadways and to practice defensive driving.
If you are the victim of a truck accident, contact a local truck accident attorney to discuss your legal rights. The accident lawyer will assess your accident and injuries and may be able to represent you to help you negotiate or win an appropriate settlement.Read More
On average, there are about 16,438 car accidents across the United States per day and thousands more are injured when we account for passengers and pedestrians. While not everyone is injured in a car crash, there are a lot who are. The injuries range from mild to severe. Soft tissue injuries like whiplash, scrapes and bruises and broken bones are common injuries caused by car crashes.
If you are injured in a car accident, you should go in for a medical evaluation as soon as possible. The physician can perform visual and manual tests to confirm any injuries and the severity of the injuries you sustained. They may write a prescription for an x-ray, physical therapy, chiropractic care, or painkillers to help you manage the pain. In this post we discuss how to recover from common car accident injuries.Read More
It’s every driver’s worst nightmare to have their vehicle erupt in flames. Sadly, there are 171,500 highway fires in the United States each year, according to a report on highway vehicle fires conducted between 2014-2016. Of those fires, 83 percent happened in passenger vehicles, resulting in an average of 345 deaths annually, 1,300 injuries; and $1.1 billion in property loss. And this is good! Passenger vehicle fires were much more common before car manufacturers made design changes in the 1970s and 1980s. While most car accidents do not end in a fire, those that do can lead to severe burn injuries or even death.Read More
We know that weather conditions change from season to season and that means that road conditions and other car accident risk factors change as well. Many associate snow and ice with increased risk of traffic accidents, and there is truth in the association, but what about summer driving hazards? People may be surprised to learn that according to the highway safety advocate group, We Save Lives, and a 24-year study of traffic accidents conducted by the NHTSA, there are 29 percent more deaths in the summer months as there are in the winter months. This is for a variety of known reasons, including road trips and more cyclists and motorcyclists on the road. Today we are going to talk about some of the less known reasons that car accident fatalities increase in the summer.Read More
If you were involved in a serious car accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed with your physical recovery. But as the medical bills stack up and your lost wages accrue, your thoughts may turn to suing the at-fault party. Personal injury lawsuits seek to recover damages from the at-fault party. In some cases, however, there may be more than one party who could be held responsible for the accident. If handled by a skilled personal injury lawyer, this scenario can actually be beneficial to the injured party or parties because it can make it easier to recover the full compensation the victims deserve. Remember that in crashes with multiple passengers who suffered catastrophic injuries, one insurance policy may not be enough to provide reasonable settlements for all the victims.Read More
Vandalism is an intentional property crime that involves damaging or destroying another person’s property; usually a car, house or building. People often describe being vandalized like a personal assault. When someone breaks into our property and vandalizes it with graffiti, by breaking windows, slashing tires or gluing locks, it can leave us feeling shaken and violated. On top of this, it costs money to fix the damage and restore the property to the way it was. Even when a property is insured, victims are usually left with a deductible to pay before the insurance will cover remaining damages. (more…)Read More
We need large commercial and semi-trucks to deliver our goods to market and they crisscross our nation’s roads and bridges in order to fulfill our needs. This means that passenger vehicles share the roads with large trucks every day. With the obvious size difference at play, accidents between passenger vehicles and commercial trucks can be deadly.
There are many causes of commercial truck accidents but today we are going to talk about truck accidents caused by failure to secure a load.Read More
Personal injury is a legal term that describes a mental, emotional or physical injury to the body, as opposed to an injury to property. A personal injury lawsuit is a type of tort lawsuit under civil law where the person bringing the suit (the plaintiff) has suffered a personal injury and is suing the person(s) who injured them (the defendant(s)) to recover damages for their injuries. In most cases, a personal injury attorney is retained by the plaintiff to handle the action.Read More
Anyone who’s been in a motor vehicle accident involving a large truck knows how scary it is. Small vehicles don’t stand much of a chance against big rigs and that means a much higher likelihood of disability or death for small vehicle passengers. According to IIHS.org, 4,136 people died in large truck crashes in 2018 alone. Of these deaths, 67 percent were car and other passenger vehicle occupants, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. One thing that has increased during the pandemic is the need to get food and household staples to grocery stores and that means more trucks on the roads and a higher risk of large truck accidents than normal.Read More
Defamation or defamation of character means that someone made a statement that injures another’s reputation. A written statement is called “libel” and a spoken statement is called “slander.” Defamation is a civil wrong so it does fall under personal injury laws. In some cases, a person who is defamed is able to sue the person or organization who defamed them in order to recover damages, just like in other personal injury claims.Read More