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What Are The Stages Of A Truck Accident Lawsuit?

Truck accidents are absolutely devastating. When a semi-truck has a fully loaded trailer, it can weigh up to 85,000 pounds. A passenger vehicle generally weighs only around 5,000 pounds. These accidents can cause permanent, serious damage and even death. If you’re thinking about hiring a truck accident attorney to help you file a lawsuit, you’re probably concerned about the process. …

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The Most Common Truck Accident Causes

Truck accidents account for a very small portion of the total motor vehicle accidents on the highway—only around 3%, in fact. However, they’re also growing by about 1% every year. That means there are 20% more truck accidents now than there were 20 years ago. Over 140,000 people are seriously injured across the country in these incidents every year. When …

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Semi Truck Accidents: How Fault is Determined

The damages from accidents involving big rigs are often utterly catastrophic. The reasons for this probably aren’t surprising: large trucks have a great deal more mass, bulk and size, and thus are capable of doing a lot more harm than smaller cars. What’s worse is that the numbers of truck accidents seem to be increasing, rather than decreasing, and many …

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What If a Brake Failure Causes a Truck Accident?

Nearly a third of large truck accidents are caused by some kind of brake malfunction. It stands to reason, then, that if you’re involved in a trucking accident, the first place to look for a cause is the truck’s braking system and brake maintenance history. Unlike auto accidents involving two privately owned vehicles, trucking accidents are more complicated to deal …

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What a Lawyer Can Do for You after a Big Truck Accident

Being in any car accident is a traumatic experience, but when the damage comes from a large truck, it is far worse. The sheer size of the vehicle means that trucking accidents are much worse than other kinds of car accidents. Even worse, there are so many parties involved that it can sometimes be hard to face down those responsible …

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How Fault is Determined in a Commercial Truck Accident

Truck accidents are worse than most other forms of an accident a person can face. The sheer size and weight of the vehicle mean that when it impacts something smaller, the damage is far more extensive and catastrophic. It also generally means that the victim is dealing with big companies who are going to go to lengths to avoid fault …

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Non-Traditional Vehicle Driving Tips

A teenager who was test driving a go-cart in Monument was killed in a crash with a pickup truck. Although it can be fun to drive non-traditional vehicles, your safety as well as the legality of the vehicle should be a top priority, both in public and on your own land. Know the legality of your vehicle on public roadways. …