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How do the “Hours of Service” rules impact commercial driver truck accidents in Texas?

Texas – August 18, 2021 A recent government study revealed that driver fatigue played a large part in 31% of the cases where the driver died and was a factor in approximately 13% of large truck accidents each year in the United States. …
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Accident lawyers can establish parties to sue after a trucking accident in Longview Texas.

Texas - December 30, 2020 The United States Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Administration estimates over 500,000 truck accidents every year.  When truck accidents occur,  an experienced accident attorney can help distinguish…
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How are claims resolved after truck accidents near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania – December 21, 2020 A tractor-trailer is approximately 65 feet in length and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, causing any type of crash between it and another moving vehicle, stationary object, or person to…
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Wrongful death losses after multi-vehicle truck accidents in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania – December 17, 2020 After a massive accident involving 55 tractor-trailers and 11 passenger vehicles, one person suffered fatal injury and another person died from a medical issue unrelated to the extreme accident in eastern…
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How does under-loading contribute to big rig tanker accidents near Tyler Texas?

Texas - September 2020 High levels of damage to property, catastrophic physical injury and death are all too common in Texas truck accidents.  In 2017, 4,657 fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in the United States, highlighting…
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What should accident victims do after a truck accident in Metairie, Louisiana? 

Louisiana – November 23, 2020 Truck accident insurance. Louisiana is a third party liability state with regard to motor vehicle accidents, and follows the pure comparative negligence rule, where an accident victim may seek compensation after…
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Pennsylvania truck size limitations can impact damages: why is this valuable in a lawsuit?

Pennsylvania – November 19, 2020 The United States Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Administration announced in October 2018 that 2017 highway fatality numbers decreased from 2016 but still claimed over 34,247 lives, and combination…
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Why are Pittsburgh tractor trailer truck accident damages and injuries catastrophic? 

Pennsylvania - October 30, 2020 Truck size.  A tractor-trailer is approximately 65 feet in length and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, causing any type of crash between it and another moving vehicle, stationary object, or…
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What are common reasons for truck accidents on Florida highways?

Truck transport in the United States is responsible for nearly $700 billion dollars in shipped goods.  Florida highways are teeming with tractor trailers, box trucks and tankers that increase the risks of accidents that are often associated…
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Can Marion Illinois accident victims take legal action after a cargo truck causes injury and property damage?

Size and weight discrepancy. The size and weight of a large truck against that of a passenger vehicle often results in extensive damage to property, and serious injury to individuals.  When a truck’s heavy weight and length compromise maneuverability…
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A truck driver who killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike gets the maximum sentence.

A Colorado semitruck driver was sentenced to five years in the Leavenworth County jail Friday, the maximum penalty, for causing a fiery crash three years ago that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs.  Kenny B. Ford,…
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Can I sue for property loss and injury after a truck accident in Chesterfield Missouri?

Despite a slight reduction in large truck highway fatalities in the United States, thousands of lives are still lost every day by accidents involving trucks.  Damage and insurance settlements are based on a truck accident lawyer’s review…