1. Calculating the actual value of your injuries and losses: Unfortunately, most victims tend to claim compensation based on the immediate treatment and impact of the injuries. This means the first offer often seems good enough, even if not completely fair. When our lawyers join your team, we analyze every aspect of the damages you
Truck collisions can sometimes be more dangerous than car collisions. There are a few types of semi-truck accidents that are more common than others, which we will discuss in this post. Types of Semi-Truck Collisions Some of the most common semi-truck collisions include: Head-on collisions Jackknife Accidents Rear-End Collisions Wide-turn Collisions Rollovers T-Bone Collisions Under-ride
With a weight nearing 80,000 lbs. and a length of 60 to 80 feet, of course big rigs instill a sense of fear among other motorists. So, if you find yourself clutching the wheel tighter when defensive driving around a semi-truck, you are certainly not the only one. The massive dimensions of these vehicles pose
Sedgwick County: Woman loses life in fatal crash involving a box truck. Miami County: 3-year-old dies after being hit by a delivery truck. Fort Scott: Single vehicle crash kills truck driver and seriously injures his passenger. Wabaunsee County: Motorist seriously injured after rear-ending a semi-truck. Ottawa County: Semi driver killed and two seriously injured in
Two U.S. Department of Transportation agencies plus individual states oversee large truck safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sets standards for new truck equipment. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) oversees the safety of commercial vehicles in interstate commerce (vehicles operating across state lines) and has some jurisdiction over equipment standards for
Large trucks, big rigs and other commercial vehicles account for a mere 9% of the total travelled miles on American roads. Yet, they contribute a whopping 10% to all traffic crash fatalities. That’s a massive 3500 deaths every year! In Kansas, the figures are no less worrisome with approximately 3800 wrecks and 87 fatalities involving
Trucking or semi-truck wrecks are quite a common occurrence all over the US. Given their sheer size and weight, it’s only obvious why even a seemingly minor collision can result in huge losses, both physically and financially. If you or someone close to you has been involved in a wreck with a semi-truck or a
If you are in a collision with a privately owned vehicle, the compensation claim may seem straight forward. However, things can get truly chaotic if an injury occurs when using public transportation. The laws differ significantly, right down to the amount of time you must sue for damages, things can get very complicated. You may
One in every 10 vehicles involved in a fatal crash is a semi-truck or tractor trailer. This may not seem like a startling number until you consider the overall impact of large heavy trucks crashing into cars on American roads every year. Guess who bears the brunt of these catastrophic collisions? If you said, “the
A lot has been said about fraudulent tort claims choking the justice system and costing tax payers billions every year. While some of these may be truly frivolous claims, not all claims for pain and suffering (also called general or non-economic damages) are fraudulent. Unfortunately, this misconception has led even genuine and fair
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