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May 2016 Archives

There is nothing right in wrongful deaths

When you lose a loved one, or loved ones, there is no greater despair. There is no bottom to the depth of pain and suffering you experience every day. You may experience emotional breaks during the most mundane of tasks, and that is normal. Little things can trip you up because you are used to accounting for a loved one and when they are suddenly not there, you can't stop thinking that they are still around. It takes time to adjust to that.

The effort to eliminate driver-related accidents picks up steam

Drivers are a common cause of accidents involving tractor-trailers and many other long-haul trucks navigating the nation's highways. In some cases, they are so used to the job that they get complacent and minimize the fact that they are carrying an 80-ton load through a congested highway at high speeds. Other times, they are working extended hours against regulation and are fatigued or falling asleep at the wheel. Still other causes behind the crashes are simply due to a driver multitasking and texting or engaging in negligent or reckless behavior while driving. If you could guarantee the removal of any driver-related factor in a truck accident, would you only have left a fear of mechanical failure resulting from improper vehicle maintenance?

Life-changing impact of being a victim of a semi truck crash

Being involved in any vehicle accident can result in serious injuries and lots of anxiety. When the vehicle responsible for the accident is a large truck, there is an incredibly higher risk of serious injury. Because of the increased risk for significant injury or even death when a commercial truck is involved, trucking companies have large insurance policies to ensure substantial damages can be paid when the accident is caused due to the negligence of the trucking company or the truck driver. The challenge then becomes identifying and proving liability.

When a car accident results from driver negligence

When you are involved in an accident, it is important to know what steps you should take. Especially if that accident involves an injury and you suspect the accident was due to another driver's negligence. In the state of California, what should and should not be done when an accident occurs is clearly defined. Ensuring you adhere to the rules following a car accident will help a great deal if you decide to establish a claim against the negligent driver in the future.

Truck injuries on the rise while deaths decline

There's both good news and bad news for truck drivers. The good news? A recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's report found that in 2014 the number of truck accident fatalities dropped five percent. However, here is where the bad news comes in: the number of truck accident injuries when up twenty-one percent. This conflicting report has some experts scratching their heads, while others have their theories.