Truck Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

St. Louis, Mo. (Law Firm Newswire) July 3, 2013 – Joshua P. Myers, owner of Myers Injury Law, LLC, has been recognized as being among the “The Top 40 Lawyers Under 40″, by the National Trial Lawyers Association. This is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, is by invitation only, and is offered exclusively to those individuals who are able to meet the stringent qualifications, and who specialize in criminal defense or civil plaintiff cases. This is a great honor that is bestowed by a national […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2013 – Central Texas’ largest assemblage of plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers, has elected a new president. “I’m honored to have been elected as president of CATLA,” said Brooks Schuelke, a plaintiff’s Austin personal injury lawyer. “The attorneys in this group are driven every single day to ensure their clients are not taken advantage of by corporate wrongdoers or insurance companies. Justice is not just a concept to them. It is a personal mission.” CATLA’s dedicated mission is to work together to effectively represent clients injured by the negligence of others, and to make […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2013 – An insurance group’s recent study compares the safety performance of eight semi-trailers. Semi-trailers on “big rig” tractor-trailers are usually equipped with underride guards – steel beams projecting downward from the trailer’s rear end which prevent passenger vehicles from sliding under them during collisions. A newly-released study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested the performance of underride guards on eight popular semi-trailer models. All models passed the easiest test, but just one passed the toughest test. Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer David Lietz commented, “This report is encouraging in […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 5, 2013 – Pedestrian accidents are on the rise. Often they are a result of multiple issues. “Thanks to technology, more pedestrians are being seriously injured and killed as a result of texting while walking, or surfing the Internet while thumbing their iPhones. If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. Even those walking with headphones on are becoming injury statistics or fatalities. There is just too much going on for people to pay attention to everything around then,” indicated Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2013 – Trucking is a dangerous occupation. This trucker was pinned by his truck in a loading area. “Even though trucking is a dangerous industry, there are strict rules, regulations and safety concerns that must be followed. Part of being safe is working safe. The other part of being safe is working for a company that adheres to all the rules and regulations when it comes to loading, unloading, checking, hauling and logging hours,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. This case involved a lone trucker […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2013 – Truckers are in high demand. Trucking companies are not doing enough checking on hiring to ensure drivers are safe. “This accident happened when a 32-year-old State Trooper was hit by a semi as he was standing on the shoulder of a highway. As it turned out, the truck driver had a medical condition that made him unfit to drive,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The trooper was in the middle of a traffic stop on the Interstate. The trucker, hauling a tractor trailer, […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2013 – A new study shows that a better designed rear bumper on commercial trucks may save lives. Many fatal car passenger accidents occur when the car driver hits the backend of a commercial truck, and the truck’s rear guard protector does not adequately prevent the car cabin from being crushed in the impact. According to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 70 percent of the more than 3,000 people who died in 2009 in large truck crashes, were not occupants of the trucks. The deaths were caused, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of an Illinois State Trooper who was hit by a tractor-trailer. The Illinois State Trooper was struck and killed by a truck during a traffic stop on Interstate 55. The family of Trooper Kyle Deatherage filed the wrongful death lawsuit against DOT Foods, the owner of the truck. “This is a tragic incident,” said Chicago car accident attorney Robert Briskman, who is not involved in the case. “If the trooper’s death was caused by the driver’s negligence, then a wrongful death […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – The City of Chicago has reached a major personal injury law settlement. The City of Chicago has agreed to pay $6.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who suffered severe brain damage when a drunk city worker drove a pickup truck into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk in Gold Coast last year. “This tragedy may have been prevented if the driver had undergone random alcohol testing,” said Chicago personal injury attorney Robert Briskman, who is not involved in the case. “In order to prevent a repeat […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2012 – Weird chain reaction crash involving a big rig and a van leaves five with serious injuries. “The man whose legs were pinned under the tires of a tractor-trailer is lucky to be alive. This was a bizarre accident, with the cause still under investigation. Apparently the rig was traveling south, when for some unknown reason, it collided with the back of a work van. The van’s male passenger was ejected onto the highway, and run over by the big rig, becoming trapped under one of its tires, as it stopped on […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2012 – When an attorney does an outstanding job, they are recognized by their peers and receive accolades for their dedication to justice. Atlanta injury lawyer, Stephen M. Ozcomert of Decatur, GA has been recognized by GeorgiaTrend in its 2012 selection of the “Legal Elite” recognizing “Georgia’s Top Attorneys.” This special honor appears this month in the GeorgiaTrend Magazine, published by Trend Publications. “This is a real honor for me,” said Atlanta injury lawyer, Stephen M. Ozcomert. “I work hard to deliver excellence to my clients, and the fact that GeorgiaTrend has included […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2012 – According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are an estimated 11 million tractor trailers on the roadways. Those tractor trailers are traveling more than 250 billion miles each year along U.S. highways. With the sheer number of trucks on the road, it is hardly surprising that there were more than 275,000 truck crashes in 2009 involving large rigs. Those accidents led to almost 75,000 injuries and 3,000 fatalities. Tractor trailers have wide turn radiuses, slow stopping ability and, weigh on average more than 10,000 pounds. More tractor trailer […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2012 – Distracted driving is on the rise, and as a result, so are the number of traffic accidents. “Often, if you look past the surface of what seems to be noticeable after a wreck, whether it is between two cars, or a semi and another vehicle, you will find evidence of a cell phone, or smart phone in use. That is what happened in this reported case,” explained Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law in Georgia. This two vehicle crash involved a pickup truck […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2012 – Many big rig accidents are the result of the trucker driving while impaired. The fatality statistics are frightening. “Many states have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to truckers hauling large loads on America’s highways. However, whether there is a policy in place or not, it seems there are more and more truckers who ignore it, and hit the road while drunk,” remarked Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Picking up the pieces from a wreck with a semi-truck is devastating, as many of […]


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Norfolk, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2012 – Summer is coming to a close, school is back in session, and you know what that means – FOOTBALL! College football season is upon us, much to the delight of the thousands of Virginia college team fans in our area. Unfortunately, celebrating a new season can also bring danger in the form of drinking and driving. Between tailgating parties, sports bars, and home viewing parties, alcohol consumption and game day are often synonymous. And one too many drinks can lead to very serious consequences. Recent studies show that the drinking and […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2012 – A 27-year-old Houston woman died recently in a head-on collision. She was in the western part of the state returning from a trip to the Grand Canyon, when a pickup truck struck the vehicle she was riding in. The pickup truck was traveling the wrong way down a one-way street in Lubbock. The driver of the car she was in at the time of the accident was critically injured. The victim was not wearing a seat belt and the impact from the accident launched her out of the vehicle. She was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2012 – An ounce of prevention can prevent a serious accident. This case proves it. “If the police had not been out checking tractor trailers for various infractions of the law, the rig in this story could have seriously injured or killed someone. There are times when an ounce of prevention may avert a disaster. It did in this instance,” added Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The big rig trucking down the highway was pulled over into a traffic safety check point. As it turned out, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2012 – Not every accident is what it appears to be. Big rigs are notorious for causing fatal accidents, but in some respects, that is automatically assuming a trucker is always at fault in any accident. That is not always the case, and it certainly was not in this collision. “This particular accident happened in the early morning hours, on Texas 36,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “On one side of the highway was an Exxon Mobile tanker. On the other side […]


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Fort Mill, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2012 – The South and North Carolina personal injury and criminal defense firm Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP employed three law student interns over the 2012 summer. Divided between the firm’s offices, the three are: Jamie White, Emory Law rising third year, in the Fort Mill office; Brice Peper, Charleston Law rising third year, in the new Charleston office; and Jessica, Charlotte Law rising second year, in the Charlotte office. Fort Mill intern White received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and, immediately after graduation, began his law school career at Emory. […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2012 – Several bicyclists were hit by a tractor trailer on a Georgia highway. Two from Jackson County were hospitalized and another died in the accident. All of the bicyclists were age 60 or older. The trio, all experienced cyclists, had been on a very long tour starting in Arkansas with an intended final destination of Key West, Florida. They were about two miles from Dawson, Georgia when the truck hit them from behind. The travelers were only about 700 miles short of their destination. The Georgia accident is being investigated by police. […]


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