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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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Two Colorado Companies Cited By U.S. Department Of Labor Following Fatal Fire

By: Mitch Grissim, Esq., Mitch Grissim & Associates The U.S. Department of Labor cited DCP Midstream LP and Complete Energy Service Inc. for multiple infractions after two employees died from burns suffered from a gas pipeline fire in Weld County. The men were clearing a blockage in a pipeline when the fire occurred, and the deaths could have been prevented. …

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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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Why Call an 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney You Can Trust?

Did you know that despite increased safety regulations and awareness, truck accidents are still on the rise across our country? While they comprise less than 5% of all total vehicular accidents, they are still responsible for thousands of deaths every year, and over 130,000 serious injuries all across the nation. These accidents are also catastrophic in scope—in 74% of fatalities …

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What to Do If You’re Hurt Driving a Commerical Vehicle

Commercial vehicle accidents present all manner of problems, from a legal standpoint, that don’t exist in other forms of motor vehicle accident. When two cars collide, for example, usually it’s one driver or the other at fault. What happens, however, if you’re driving a commercial vehicle like a delivery truck in the course of employment, and you get in an …

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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 …