Who – Besides the Truck Driver – Can Be Responsible for Your Truck Accident?

Immediately after a truck accident most people aren’t wondering where to place the blame, how they’ll pay for their medical bills, how they’ll repair or replace their car, or who is to blame for the truck accident.

Once they do get to “whose fault was the truck accident,” the answer seems simple enough. It was either the truck driver’s fault or their fault. They figure whomever’s “fault” the truck accident was, their insurance will pay for the truck accident. In the courtroom, it is not that simple. Continue reading

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Trucking Industry Lobbies Harder for Dangerous Trucking Legislation

The American Trucking Associations spent nearly $400,000 lobbying the United States federal government from April 2011 to June 2011.

Increasing its three-month lobbying budget by nearly $100,000, the ATA used its considerable bulk to pressure the federal government to support unsafe, and even deadly, trucking legislation that as an experienced truck accident attorney I believe will result in needless truck accidents. Continue reading

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Truck Accidents Most Common and Dangerous in Rural Areas

America’s rural heartland has long been the backbone for cultural and social legends. Producing Daniel Boone, the American flag, and patriotic spirit by the truckload. Rural areas are also home to the majority of big rig crashes and truck accidents.

With less than 17 percent of the population living in rural areas, rural roads are among the most disproportionately dangerous places for motorists to encounter big rig trucks, according to a recent report by a national non-profit transportation research group. Continue reading

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