18-Wheeler

  • Sideswipe Accidents Involving 18-Wheeler Trucks

    …. Semi trucks are huge vehicles that can weight upwards of 80,000 lbs. Because of this, accidents involving 18-wheelers tend to be catastrophic, often resulting in severe injuries or even wrongful death. 18-wheelers are a common sight on Texas roads (especially in Dallas), and they form a vital backbone of our economy. But when a truck driver…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • Should I Accept a Car Accident Settlement?

    …The other driver’s insurance company has offered me a settlement. Should I accept it? Will they negotiate? We commonly hear from people who’ve been offered a settlement from the insurance company shortly after being injured in an auto accident. People often believe that they have to make this decision very quickly, but that’s exactly what…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Truck Underride Accidents

    …. While most of us have handled a minor car accident claim through insurance before, the process is entirely different when there’s an injury claim or wrongful death involved. Additionally, due to the high policy limits on commercial truck policies, they will do everything in their power to delay, deny, and ultimately reduce the potential value…

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  • G-Forces in an Automobile Accident

    … safety features which help to lessen the impact of a crash. That being said, thousands of lives are lost each and every day as a direct result of auto accidents. G-Forces in an Automobile Accident Simply put, g-forces are a measure of kinetic energy which your body is subjected to, most-often during acceleration or deceleration. 1 g is equivalent…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 9 readers -
  • Disfigurement Caused by a Personal Injury

    …Have you suffered an unsightly scar or disfiguring injury? Injuries which cause disfigurements can have lasting effects on a victim. You deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries, and our Dallas disfigurement lawyers can help. Call us at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. The definition of the term “disfigurement” means to impair…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • Stephen Fitts Killed after Being Rear-Ended by 18-Wheeler Truck

    …ASPERMONT, TX (04/07/2017) — A truck driver caused a fatal three-vehicle collision on US-380 after rear-ending a pickup truck stopped for traffic. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 69-year-old Stephen Lloyd Fitts (of Spur, Texas) was killed in a rear-end accident in Stonewall County at 1:33 p.m. Friday afternoon. Fatal Car…

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  • Additional Laws Which Apply to Truck Drivers

    … Governing Truck Drivers We all know that driving a bus or 18-wheeler truck—which can weigh upwards of 80,0000 pounds—is a lot different than driving a passenger vehicle. They take longer to stop, they’re more-difficult to maneuver, and when they’re involved in an accident, the results are often fatal. Because these trucks and buses share our…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • Trucking Companies Often Liable for Driver Accidents

    … to risk a single penny of your own money. The truck driver isn’t always the only one responsible for a truck accident. In addition to the truck driver and transportation company, there may be others who share in liability for a truck accident. If, for example, the accident was the result of a defective part on the 18-wheeler, primary liability…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 24 readers -
  • Texas 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Statistics

    … Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), we’ve highlighted the most-interesting and revealing statistical information regarding commercial truck accidents in Texas (those involving 18-wheelers, big rigs, tanker trucks, etc). If you have…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 35 readers -
  • 18-Wheeler Truck Accident in Rockwall, Texas

    … Accidents in Rockwall, TX Why is Rockwall a magnet for truck wrecks? Rockwall sees a lot of interstate commerce traffic, and as such, drivers must contend with an inordinate amount of 18-wheeler traffic. Commercial traffic, unlike commuter traffic, generally does not have a peak time. Big trucks are simply moving through the city at all hours, day…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

    … drunk drivers who hurt themselves in an accident after being negligently overserved at a bar may be able to recover compensation through a first-party dram shop claim. Accidents involving commercial vehicles. Commercial vehicles (such as 18-wheeler trucks and buses) can cause serious accidents owing to their sheer size, mass, and potential energy…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 21 readers -
  • Fatal Truck Accidents in Dallas

    … driver logs (to look for hours-of-service violations), and send a Stower’s damand in order to prevent the company from deleting any digital evidence. We’ll take a look at any dashcam or CCTV camera footage available, and will fully-investigate any and all potential claims relating to this tragic event. Big trucks equal big insurance policies. Trucking…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Passengers Injured in a Truck Accident

    … account for far more-serious injuries, and therefore, are highly contested by insurance adjusters. No matter who caused the accident, you as a passenger deserve to be compensated for your injuries. That is where the Dallas attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm can help. To speak with us about your case (for free) today, call us at 1-877-405-4313…

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  • $5.97 Million Truck Accident Settlement

    … construction trucking company’s unqualified and inattentive driver, while traveling at speeds close to 70 MPH, plowed into the rear of our client’s light-weight pickup truck. As a result of the force of this impact, our client’s truck was propelled across the center line of the highway into oncoming lanes of traffic where it collided with an approaching…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 44 readers -
  • Texas Car Accident Statistics

    … in 2015) involved at least one driver who was under the influence of alcohol. 35.54% of all motor vehicle deaths in Texas were caused by single-vehicle run-off-the-road crashes, which resulted in 1,255 deaths last year alone. 128,057 car accidents occurred in rural areas, leading to 1,925 fatalities. 390,520 car accidents…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
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