Truck Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2012 – When logging equipment falls off a truck while crossing a bridge, the results are deadly. “There was no way to avoid the inevitable in this accident,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “Particularly since the logging equipment that fell off the back of a truck landed right in front of a another driver, this became a horrendous scene. Forty-year-old Kyle Brown of Lake Saint Louis slammed into the metal and died.” Evidently, a tire on the truck carrying the equipment hit the bridge guardrail, and caused the logging gear […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2012 – “Construction zones are not as safe as you may think, particularly if there is a big rig in the vicinity and, for whatever reasons, that rig does not stop in time for the line of cars in front of him. The devastation often carries on for hundreds of yards and the injuries and death toll are often catastrophic,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm in Texas. Take the case of Wanda and John Lindsay. They never saw the truck that rammed them coming, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2012 – A construction worker was killed thanks to an inattentive trucker. Hiring a competent lawyer is necessary in cases like this to protect a worker’s rights. “In this reported case an 18-wheeler struck and killed a construction worker who was installing signs on the side of I-77 in Ohio. The semi, for whatever reason, went off the road and slammed into the man as he was doing his job. The force of the impact threw him into his truck, and then a further 40 feet before he landed,” outlined Darren Monroe of […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2012 – Thanks to a series of egregious mistakes, this bus crash hurt 20 innocent people. “There is no way this three vehicle accident should have happened,” stated Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “But thanks to a drunk driver, it did, and as a net result there are a large number of people who may well want to speak to their lawyers about their injuries.” Here is what happened in this reported case. A school bus was heading home from a basketball game and was full of tired players just waiting […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2012 – Being obese while trucking leaves drivers prone to serious health issues. Those issues can affect others on the road. “Pretty much the last thing people think when they see a heavy trucker behind the wheel of a big rig is that he could kill someone because he is obese. The last thing truckers feel like doing, after being in a cab for hundreds and hundreds of miles and having a lunch break at the Greasy Spoon, is work out or even go for a walk. Over time, the poor diet and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2012 – Last fall, Attorney TJ Grimaldi was brought aboard to head up the personal injury division of McIntyre Panzarella Thanasides, P.L. Mr. Grimaldi, born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and whose family founded and ran Columbia Bank in Ybor City for nearly a century, is an experienced personal injury attorney and is spearheading the McIntyre, Panzarella, Thanasides, P.L. personal injury department. The new personal injury division focuses on helping those injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, slip and falls, victims of medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse. “I want to […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2012 – Almost a third of drivers admit to driving while drowsy, a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported. Its study showed that 17 percent of all accidents a year, including 5000 fatalities, were caused by drowsy driving. “Do not overestimate your ability to stay awake when you are feeling drowsy and nodding off at the wheel,” said Chicago accident lawyer Paul Greenberg, Esq. “What you should do is get off the road and get some rest when you feel this way.” One in eight accidents caused by drowsy […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2011 – Two big rigs getting into an accident occurs more often than one might think. This reported accident killed a trucker. “It was a strange sort of accident, that no one saw coming. It happened in the blink of an eye,” said Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. “The trucker happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and although he made it to the hospital alive, after being taken out of the truck with the jaws of life, he died […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2011 – Sometimes other vehicles cause big rig wrecks. This fatal case clearly illustrates that. “In this reported case, it was a clear day, fairly early in the morning, and the roads were good and visibility was fine,” reported Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “That didn’t stop the horrific crash that took the life of the Durango driver, putting the truck driver in the hospital to deal with serious injuries.” The 44-year-old Durango driver was heading west on the highway at the time of the wreck. […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) November 18, 2011 – Blinking traffic lights often cause confusion. In this case, they caused a death. “While cities may have their reasons for reverting some traffic lights to blinking status after a certain designated hour, they can be confusing. This reported case is a clear example,” explained Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense, and business law. “The young teen in this reported case, a 17-year-old, was a passenger in a car with his mother, when they were T-boned by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2011 – People do not seem to understand that speed and inattention can kill. It did in this case. “This reported case was particularly awful,” explained Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm. “Not just because a semi rear-ended the two riders on a motorcycle, but because both were ejected off the bike and the woman landed in the travel lane of the highway where she was run over by the same truck that rear-ended them.” This was one accident scene that really bothered many of the […]


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York, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2011 – One of Central Pennsylvania’s most successful personal injury and workman’s compensation law firms, Freeburn & Hamilton, announces the opening of its eleventh local office, at 135 South Duke Street, York, PA. The phone number is 717-845-3265. The expansion has been motivated by a growing demand to serve clients in the greater York, PA market, and to provide convenient and timely service to accident victims, including a company policy of making house calls. “When you have an accident, there is no time to waste,” says firm founder Richard Freeburn, “Don’t jeopardize your […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2011 – The National Transportation Safety Board is finally getting the message about banning texting while driving for bus and truck drivers. “It’s about time that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is proposing to ban truckers and bus drivers from using cellphones while they are behind the wheel of their vehicles,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “While it is the right thing to do, you can bet that there will be those who think the ban does not […]


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Lancaster, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2011 – One of Central Pennsylvania’s’ most successful personal injury and workman’s compensation law firms, Freeburn & Hamilton, announces the opening of its eleventh local office, at 8 North Queen Street, 4th Floor, in Lancaster. The phone number is 717-392-0877. The expansion has been motivated by a growing demand to serve clients in the Lancaster market, and to provide convenient and timely service to accident victims, including a company policy of making house calls. “When you have an accident, there is no time to waste,” says firm founder Richard Freeburn, ”Don’t jeopardize your […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2011 – Too many hours of service on the road may end up killing someone. Truckers must adhere to the law relating to hours, but many do not. “It has always amazed and disappointed me that truckers who are handling a huge vehicle with the power to wipe out anything they hit, and seriously injure or kill people, don’t adhere to the rules of the road,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer at The Lee Law Firm. “Not all truckers are negligent, so what I am referring to are the […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2011 – What is the difference between life and death on the road – one mistake by a trucker. “If a trucker makes one mistake and takes his eyes off the road, the consequences are usually not nice, and indeed, may be fatal for the trucker and his innocent victims,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer. “Did you know that an 18-wheeler going at 70 mph packs twice as much force and energy as another vehicle doing 50 mph? In other words, the truck can completely […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2011 – Whiplash is one of the most misunderstood injuries a person can sustain in an accident. It cannot be seen and is largely maligned as being inconsequential. “Whiplash is anything ‘but’ inconsequential,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Even a mild case causes the victim serious discomfort. More serious grades are excruciatingly painful. Unfortunately, many victims are not properly compensated for their suffering and medical expenses, which can be considerable. Why is that? It’s largely due to the fact that whiplash is commonly referred to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2011 – Property brokers may have insurance coverage that can help increase a victim’s awards in the aftermath of a wreck. “Big rig wrecks are, unfortunately, not new,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “There are far too many accidents, and in most instances, the truck doesn’t have a great deal of liability coverage; usually about $1 million worth of coverage. While $1 million sounds like a lot of money, if the plaintiffs sustained brain trauma or other catastrophic injuries $1 million won’t even touch what […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2011 – Starting July 1, it is now the law that drivers must stop a minimum of 10 feet when a school bus is displaying its flashing red signal lights. The Connecticut law lets school boards and cities put cameras on buses to monitor for drivers who disobey the law. The first offense is a $450 fine, and a second offense or more can equal up a $1,000 fine, and possibly imprisonment. “We support this law and how it will hopefully cut down on some of these tragic accidents,” said Connecticut personal […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2011 – Following too close on the highway is obviously a terrible idea. In this case, both truckers involved in this crash were charged. “These two rigs were on the highway, one of them carrying a heavy load of steel beams and the other carrying an unknown cargo, when the unthinkable happened. The trucker hauling steel beams lost control of his rig on snow covered roads. He skidded sideways across the highway and promptly jackknifed,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an injury lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. […]


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