Truck Accident Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2011 – A charter bus rolled over in Austin, with early reports indicating all passengers onboard are injured and may have catastrophic head injuries. “Brain injuries are one of the worst personal injuries a victim can sustain as the result of an accident,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Often they are life-altering and the person’s life will never be the same again. In this case, it all happened in the blink of an eye. One minute the bus was on the road, and the next […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 27, 2011 – The highways of the nation are crawling with traffic. Just about seven out of every 10 vehicles is a big rig. “It is not much of a surprise that big rigs accidents are quite common, not when you have as many of them on the roads as the statistics indicate – just about seven out of 10 vehicles are 18-wheelers. The more of these big guys you have, the higher your accident rates,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury attorney and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2011 – That 18-wheeler on the road takes up a whole lot of space. When small meets large, large wins and it is not pretty. “Did you know that just about every year fatal crashes involving big rigs go up by about 10 percent? Ten percent is a lot of seriously injured and dead people. Think about it. Just about one in eight deaths is caused by these behemoths. Overall, roughly four percent of all injuries as a result of a car wreck are caused by semis. Need I say more?” said […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2011 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has started a new safety rating system for 2011 model year vehicles. The ratings involve tougher crash tests and crash warning systems, which provide consumers with one overall safety score. Passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and pickups are all tested. The NHTSA admitted that most vehicles were getting a four or five star rating, so these new, stricter standards will show the differences more easily to the consumer. Four collision tests – frontal, side-impact, rollover and the new side pole collision – will […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2011 – Wrongful death cases may involve serious personal injuries to other victims. This case is a prime example. “Serious personal injury cases may involve a wrongful death and vice versa,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Either victim may come to you seeking help in filing a lawsuit, it is just that in one instance the claim would be for damages for personal injuries to pay medical bills, etc., and in the other, it would a claim for economic compensation for the loss or injury […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2011 – Head injuries are all too common in motorcycle accidents. A warning system would help. “This has been a long time coming,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. “The possibility of a motorcycle warning system that has the potential to reduce the number of wrecks on the road today. This would be, without a doubt, a godsend to many bikers, as they are highly vulnerable to getting severe and catastrophic injuries affecting their spine and heads.” The latest news is that […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2011 – The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway is getting a long overdue resurfacing and bridge renovation work. But some drivers feel the tollway, also known as I-90, should get a total reconstruction with wider roads. The rehabilitation is estimated to cost $65 million and will last five to seven years. Total reconstruction would cost $1.9 billion, which is unobtainable with current funding deficits. The construction is part of the “Open Roads for a Faster Future” initiative that strives to decrease travel times, convert toll plazas to open road tolling and extend specific highways. […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2011 – It is a no-brainer that accidents involving big rigs are catastrophically horrendous. Those who survive will face a monumental struggle with their injuries. “It is a harsh reality that 18-wheeler accidents are just plain horrific. Nothing prepares you to see this type of accident and nothing prepares you for what you may have to deal with if you have been in one. The monumental destruction is overwhelming,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. Why do these types of […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2011 – This bus accident was devastating for all those involved. Unfortunately, the experienced driver was killed on impact. The busload of churchgoers was not expecting anything to happen on their way to a retreat. It was a typical California day and was slightly overcast, followed by periods of sun that melted the snow on the roads. The school bus was on its way to a planned retreat when the accident took place. “The bus was rounding a curve on wet pavement when the driver lost control and the bus swerved into the […]


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