Colorado Truck Crashes Hospitalize Five, Injure One – Were Defective Brakes to Blame?

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Vail Pass on Interstate 70 has been the site of several truck accidents in recent months. Most recently, a minor truck accident occurred in late August, after a truck driver transporting milk lost control of his brakes and crashed. In that case, only the driver was injured. Less than a month prior, a truck crash […]

New Survey Shows Truck Driver Drug Use is a Serious Concern

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A group known as the Trucking Alliance comprising representatives from trucking and logistics companies has released the results of a first-of-its-kind study showing compelling and disturbing evidence of thousands of truck drivers are habitual drug users who have managed to skirt a system designed to prohibit drug use in transportation. According to news reports, the […]

California Law: What If I’m in a Rental Car Accident?

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You’d think that you would be covered; that’s not always the case unless you always read the fine print and purchase the extra that’s offered when renting a car. By ‘purchase’, we explicitly mean that if you’re ‘offered’ third-party liability insurance coverage, that doesn’t mean you’re actually covered. You have to accept that coverage and […]

Is There a Truck Driver Shortage?

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The short answer is yes. The shortage is a serious problem. Our truck drivers put a lot on the line to transport goods across the country. Unfortunately, it seems that not even increases in salary plus bonuses are enough to attract more drivers. The High Demand for Truck Drivers In order to meet the demand […]

Whiplash and Proven Ways to Help Your Personal Injury Case

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Whiplash is more serious than just a little temporary neck pain. Unfortunately, many people don’t take this type of injury seriously. The truth is, this severe jerking of the head back and then forward can cause a very problematic spine injury, and it can even be accompanied by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Whiplash, itself, […]

How To Protect Yourself In A Truck Accident

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On August 30 of this year, a JAG Transportation Inc. semitrailer ran into a Greyhound bus. There were roughly 50 people on the bus when tragedy struck. Eight people were killed. Many were injured.   Who Was At Fault? Accidents happen, but because there are things that can be done to help prevent them from […]

Trucking Accidents: Prevention and Reconciliation

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Trucking accidents are the most deadly accidents on the road. Thankfully, there are federal laws designed to protect both the truck driver as well as everyone else in smaller cars and trucks. For example, a trucker is required to get adequate rest before they get in their 80,000 pound vehicle and drive it past other […]

How to Prove “Pain and Suffering” in Your Claim

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It is common to hear the term “pain and suffering” in personal injury cases, and many people seek to include it with their compensation for medical costs. Unfortunately, “pain and suffering” has come to be associated with exaggerated claims, and some individuals tend to roll their eyes and minimize actual struggles that warrant the claims. […]

Treated Poorly By Your Insurance? You Need a Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer

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We purchase insurance to protect ourselves in case we get hurt or if our property becomes damaged. Is your insurance company really looking out for your best interest? If you believe they aren’t being fair to you and actually just looking for reasons to shortchange you, that means you may be dealing with an insurance […]

Parents With Teens Beware: 100 Deadliest Days

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School is almost out, and teenagers are eager to enjoy more freedom and have fun with their friends. Plans are being made for road trips, drives to the beach or the lake, camping trips, music festivals, and other adventures. Some teenagers eager to claim independence are planning to drive back and forth among friends and […]

Threats of Road Rage and What You Can Do About It

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In Seattle on February 9, road rage managed to push more drivers off the deep end. This time, it was between a 23-year-old female motorcyclist and a 60-year-old male in a car. No one is sure what got them both so riled up, but at one point they were stopped in the left lane and […]

What Should You Tell Police At the Scene of an Accident?

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After being involved in an accident, you should always call 911 to have emergency services come right away for medical assistance available and to file a police report. Once police are at the scene, drivers and anyone who witnessed the accident should be open and honest with the officers, of course. But what, exactly should […]

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Infrastructure and Roadway Injury: Could Your Accident be the Government’s Fault?

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By now, you’ve probably heard that it’s Infrastructure Week in Washington. As the somewhat self-explanatory name suggests, it’s the week in our capital city where lawmakers and politicians  start the negotiations–bicameral, bipartisan negotiations–to find the best solution for failing or inadequate infrastructures like roads, public buildings, and other public spaces across the country. Taken as […]

What Traffic Law Violations Cause Wrecks?

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Vehicle safety regulations exist largely to minimize the number of auto accidents and improve the efficiency at which traffic moves. Disobeying a traffic law can often put other vehicle occupants and pedestrians at risk for injury in a traffic collision. Police enforce traffic laws rigorously, and if a violation results in an accident, the driver […]