18-Wheeler

    • Truck Underride Accidents

      If you’ve been injured in a underride truck wreck, call the Dallas 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm. Car accidents involving tractor trailers are often catastrophic on their own, but underride accidents can present additional complications and product liability issues. We can help. Call us at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation.

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    • 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 the insurance company wants.

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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…

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  • Disfigurement Caused by a Personal Injury

    … through a diminished earnings capacity claim. After all, it’s not your fault that you’re unable to return to work and provide for your family due to someone else’s negligence. Determining the potential value of your claim. It’s important for anyone who has been disfigured in an accident to enlist the services of an experienced personal injury…

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  • 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

    … lbs and carrying non-hazardous material is required to have a minimum of $750,000 in auto insurance. A minimum of $1,500,000 is required for buses and passenger-carrying vehicles which hold 15 or fewer passengers, and $5,000,000 for those which carry over 15 passengers. Mobile phone use. Lastly, the FMCSA forbids the handheld use of mobile phones…

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  • Trucking Companies Often Liable for Driver Accidents

    … will likely fall to the manufacturer (a product liability claim). Faulty maintenance? That may fall onto the maintenance company or auto shop. If poor road conditions (other than weather) were the cause of the accident, it’s possible that liability may even be assigned to the city or the Texas Department of Transportation (this varies by location…

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  • 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…

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  • 18-Wheeler Truck Accident in Rockwall, Texas

    …Why are there so many truck accidents in Rockwall, Texas? Just this week, we’re hearing about another 18-wheeler accident in Rockwall where someone tragically lost their life. While details of the accident are still limited at this time, we wanted to take a moment to discuss why Rockwall seems to be a magnet for these types of crashes. In 2015…

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  • Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

    … damages and injuries. It’s important to understand that if there’s ANY doubt regarding fault, the other insurance company will always attempt to blame the accident on you, rather than their insured driver. Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers Accidents caused by drunk drivers. While you might think that a car accident caused by an intoxicated…

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  • Fatal Truck Accidents in Dallas

    … win your case. Fatal Truck Accident Lawyers in Dallas, Texas The first and most-important thing to understand is that an accident involving a commercial truck (18-wheeler) must be treated completely different than your run-of-the-mill car wreck. This is because there are so many variables involved, and the stakes are MUCH higher. For example…

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  • Passengers Injured in a Truck Accident

    … of their size, when an 18-wheeler or other large commercial vehicle is involved in an accident, there is a greater chance that the accident will lead to a catastrophic injury or wrongful death. In spite of the fact that statistics showed truck drivers were usually more careful on the road than drivers of smaller cars, crashes that involved large trucks often…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • Additional Parties to a Truck Accident Lawsuit

    …Hit by an 18-wheeler? Your personal injury claim will likely involve multiple defendants. Any accident that involves an 18-wheeler truck (including semi-trucks, big rigs, tractor trailers, or any type of commercial truck) brings with it some unique issues. There are a number of both state and federal regulations which commercial truck operators…

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  • Old Dominion Truck Accident Lawyer

    …Hurt in an accident involving an Old Dominion truck? Allow us to give you some helpful advice. Car accidents are bad enough, but when an 18-wheeler truck is involved, the results are quite often tragic. To add insult to injury, those bringing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the negligent trucking company are almost guaranteed…

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  • Truck Stopped on the Highway. Who’s at Fault?

    … the roadway in good time to stop traffic buildup and to prevent car accidents. Failing to do this could mean that the driver acted in a negligent manner, putting the lives of other road users at risk. Truck drivers have also been known to stop their vehicles on the highway when preparing for an unsafe U-turn, or when pulling into or backing out…

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